CAPTAIN DAVID A. JOHNSON
ROLL OF HONOR QUALIFICATIONS
1983 Pan American Games – Caracas, Venezuela (Silver individual in 10m Air Rifle, Gold team in 10m Air Rifle and 50m 3x40)
1983 United States Distinguished International Shooter Badge
1983 NRA Collegiate All-American - First Team Smallbore and Air Rifle
1984 NRA Collegiate All-American - First Team Smallbore and Air Rifle
1985 NRA Collegiate All-American - First Team Smallbore and Air Rifle
1986 NRA Collegiate All-American - First Team Smallbore and Air Rifle
1985 World Air Gun Championship - Mexico City, Mexico
1988 World Cup - Rio de Janiero, Brazil (Gold in 10m Air Rifle, Quota slot earned.)
1988 National Indoor Air Rifle Champion
1989 World Air Gun Championship – Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1989 World Cup - Zurich, Switzerland (Bronze in 10m Air Rifle)
1990 World Cup - Rio de Janiero, Brazil (Silver in 10m Air Rifle, Quota)
1990 World Shooting Championships - Moscow, USSR
1991 Pan American Games - Havana, Cuba (Gold individual and Silver team medal in 10m Air Rifle)
1991 World Air Gun Championships - Stavanger, Norway (7th in Air)
1991 World Cup - Munich, Germany (Bronze in 10m Air Rifle)
1992 Olympic Games - Barcelona, Spain (10m Air Rifle, 50m 3x40)
1993 National 10m Air Rifle Champion
1994 World Cup - Beijing, China (Silver in 50m 3x40)
1994 World Shooting Championships – Milan, Italy (6th in 10m Air Rifle, Quota)
1995 Pan American Games - Buenos Aires, Argentina (Silver individual and Gold team medal in 50m 3x40)
1995 National Indoor 3x40 Champion
1995 World Cup - Hiroshima, Japan (Bronze in 50m 3x40)
Born on 29 May 1964 in Mt. Holly, NJ. Started shooting at age 9 with the Langley Junior Rifle Club in Hampton, Virginia. Became National Sub-Junior Champion in 1977 and was a member of numerous National Junior Championship and record setting teams.
Attended West Virginia University on a rifle and ROTC scholarship. Won a NCAA individual Championship and helped team win 3 NCAA Championships in 4 years. Was Team Captain in senior year and was second shooter to make First Team All-American in both Smallbore and Air Rifle. Joined USAR International Rifle Team in 1984 while assigned as a Cadet to the 354th Ordnance Company, Morgantown, WV.
Commissioned in May 1986, he graduated from Infantry Officer Basic Course and was assigned to the 3/87th Infantry, Pueblo, Colorado. In 1987 he graduated as a Jungle Expert from the Jungle Operations Training Center in Panama. Became a Resident Athlete at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
While a Resident Athlete he made the US National Team every year and made every US Shooting Team from 1990-95. Along the way he won 6 World Cup medals, 2 Olympic Quota Slots, and several National and Interservice Championships.
David served as USA Shooting Assistant National Rifle Coach from October 1996 to May 1997. In July 1998 he went back on active duty with the USAMU International Rifle Team and then rejoined the USAR in September 2000 after taking the Rifle Coach position at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. David was a member of the USAR International Rifle Team from 1984 to 1998.