The Adjutant General's Combat Match

This year’s TAG Match was held Wednesday, September 6 - Sunday, September 10.
Results can be found on the TAG Combat Match Results page.

44th TAG Match, Camp Smith, NY (Sept. 6-10, 2023)

The Annual NYARNG Combat Marksmanship Skills Competition (TAG Match) promotes marksmanship training and competition between members of the Armed Forces of New York. This intensive 3-day training event hosts a series of matches in multiple disciplines, including rifle and pistol.

The TAG Match allows individuals to improve marksmanship skills through the exchange of experience and ideas with other participants.

The 44th annual (2023) event served as a preliminary match for the Regional Championship and was open to Soldiers and Airmen from all branches of the US Armed Forces.

The purpose of the TAG Match is two-fold:

  1. It offers units and individuals the opportunity to test marksmanship skills and weapon systems in a competitive, battle-focused environment
  2. It offers New York National Guard units the opportunity to be selected to represent the State of New York in national-level competitions
Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard and members of the New York Guard sprint to the firing line of the General Patton Combat Pistol Match during the 44th annual Adjutant General's Combat Marksmanship Skills Competition (TAG Match) at Camp Smith Training Site, New York, Sept. 8, 2023. The TAG Match is a 3-day event conducted by the New York Army National Guard to promote excellence in marksmanship training and offers Soldiers, Airmen and state militia the opportunity to compete in a battle-focused environment. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Spc. Joseph Liggio) New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Velasquez, assigned to the 104th Military Police Battalion, fires an M17 pistol downrange during the Individual Pistol Match event of the 44th annual Adjutant General’s Marksmanship Competition (TAG Match) on Camp Smith Training Site, New York, Sept. 7, 2023. The competition brought participants from the New York Guard and New York Army National Guard together for several days of battle-focused small arms matches. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Spc. Joseph Liggio)

Competitors range in experience from novice to Distinguished Marksman. Regardless of marksmanship level, there is no better way to train than to shoot live rounds down range under intense competitive conditions.

Photos & Video from previous TAG Match events can be found here:

© NYS DMNA: Small Arms Readiness and Training Section: TAG Combat Match
URL: https://dmna.ny.gov/sarts/?id=tagmatch
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