NEWS | June 9, 2022

Soldiers and Airmen compete for spot on Governor's Twenty markmanship team in annual Adjutant General's Match

By Staff Sgt. Katie Mazos-Vega Alaska National Guard Public Affairs

Eighteen teams of four Alaska National Guard service members battled for the title of marksmanship champions during the annual Adjutant General’s Match held at Pedneau and Sportsfire marksmanship ranges June 1-4.
 
After four days of various tests on different qualification tables, a team from 49th Missile Defense Battalion consisting of Staff Sgt. Travis Hall, Sgt. Mackay Kim, 1st Lt. Michael Wright, and Capt. Scott Reaney emerged as the top team of the 2022 TAG Match.
 
At the conclusion of the event, Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, the adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard, presented awards and Governor’s Twenty tabs to the winning team and following individuals:

Staff Sgt. James Bruce
Tech Sgt. Alejandro Romero
Tech Sgt. Shawn Carter
Staff Sgt. Travis Hall
Capt. Scott Reaney
Sgt. Dalton Dorn
Spc. Samuel Vencill
Sgt. Mackay Kim
Tech Sgt. Anthony Guedea
Senior Master Sgt. Corey Ercolani
Master Sgt. Neal Slagle
Spc. Jaron Grayeyes
Tech Sgt. Zachary Little
1st Lt. Michael Wright
Maj. Allen Short
 
The Adjutant General’s Match serves as a training program for Soldiers and Airmen to test their basic marksmanship abilities and learn new skills through a series of combat rifle and pistol qualification tables. Through this program, the competitors can take what they learned back to their units as marksmanship mentors.

A total of 77 competitors from the Alaska Army National Guard, Alaska Air National Guard and Alaska State Defense Force cycled through various combat rifle and pistol qualification tables throughout the four-day competition. The top team and top eight individual competitors in the pistol and rifle qualification tables earned several awards as well as a spot on the coveted Governor’s Twenty state marksmanship team.
 
To be part of the Governor’s Twenty marksmanship team, competitors must score high in individual marksmanship tests, and then compete as part of a team. All teams must consist of two first-time competitors and two of those who have competed before.
 
The top individuals will represent the Alaska National Guard at the regional competition held at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming in August.