The Marksmanship Team is a team that consists of skilled marksman, both male and female, that compete against other schools in sanctioned matches. They use pellet pistols/pellet rifles. Each school in the District is authorized to organize and train a marksmanship team. These teams are designed to inspire a wholesome spirit of rivalry between each member and each high school in the OPS district as well as a solid appreciation for firearms safety. All cadets are eligible to volunteer for the team provided they meet the following requirements:
- Be approved by the AI and have the desire, motivation, and capability of becoming a good marksman.
- Agree to participate in rifle/pistol matches.
Sponsor: MSG Sharon Cooper
Activities/Competitions: Both "shoulder to shoulder" and "pistol matches" will be conducted at local, state, or national levels. Upon successful completion of a record fire course, cadets may qualify for more than one marksmanship award. Marksmanship competitions are conducted under the rules of the National Rifle Association.