LIEUTENANT COLONEL DAVID J. CRAMER
ROLL OF HONOR QUALIFICATIONS
1963 NRA Collegiate All American – Second Team
1967 National Indoor Conventional Rifle Champion
1971 NRA Smallbore Rifle Distinguished Badge– Position
1972 National Trophy Individual Rifle Champion, Camp Perry, Ohio
1973 NRA Smallbore Rifle Distinguished Badge– Prone
1974 U.S. Army Distinguished Rifleman Badge
1974 World Shooting Championships – Thun, Switzerland. (Bronze individual medal – Men’s Air Rifle, Silver team medal – Men’s Air Rifle, Silver team medal – Men’s 50m Standard Rifle.)
1974 United States Distinguished International Shooter Badge
1975 National 10m Men’s Air Rifle Champion
1975 Pan American Games – Mexico City, Mexico. (Gold team medal in 10m Air Rifle.)
1977 National Indoor Conventional Rifle Champion
1979 World Air Gun Championships – Seoul, Korea. (Silver team medal.)
1979 Pan American Games – San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Alternate)
1983 President’s Hundred Tab - Rifle
1983 National 1000 yard Team Championship, Camp Perry, Ohio.
Born 11 April 1943 in Indiana, PA. Began shooting with NRA Junior Rifle program while attending high school in Homer City, PA. Attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania becoming the first NRA Collegiate All-American in the school’s history. Graduated with a degree in secondary education with a biology major.
Commissioned in January 1967, he attended Quartermaster Officer Basic Course and Supply Officer’s Course at Fort Lee, VA. Assigned to Americal Division, Chu Lai, Vietnam 1967-68. Was then assigned to Fort Benning where he helped organize the Fort Benning Post Marksmanship Detachment that dominated the 1969 Third Army Championships in service rifle and service pistol. Assigned to International Rifle Section 1969-70.
Joined the USAR International Rifle and USAR Service Rifle Teams in 1970. Served as OIC of USAR International Rifle Team 1987-94 and all USAR Rifle Teams 1992-94. Competed in three National Sports Festivals. Was a member of numerous USAR Championship teams and has won 78 NRA National Record Certificates.
Competed with the U.S. Armbrust Team (Match Crossbow) numerous times winning a Bronze team medal in the 2nd World Armbrust Championships in Arosa, Switzerland in 1981 that also earned him the Distinguished Armbrust Badge.
He completed the Quartermaster Advanced Officer’s Course and Command and General Staff College. Retired with 26 years active/reserve service on 16 January 1994. He was on the USAR Shooting Team 1970 - 1994.
He has served on the NRA International Competitions Committee and is currently on the NRA Smallbore Rifle Committee.