1. The Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) supports and guides nationally ranked Soldier-athletes who compete and succeed in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, while maintaining military careers and promoting the U.S. Army to the world. WCAP was established to provide Soldiers of world-class caliber with the opportunity to train full time for national and international sports competitions leading to selection and participation with United States national teams, while maintaining their military specialties. Soldiers selected to participate in the program serve in this assignment at the discretion of the Army and may be released and reassigned from the program at any time based on the needs of the Army.

2. In furtherance of this mission, only Soldier-athletes, who meet the criteria below will be considered for admittance into the program. Any athlete applying to the WCAP who fails to meet the criteria should expect to have their application denied. Furthermore, merely meeting the entrance standard does not guarantee admittance into the program. The standards laid out are the minimum for consideration of a potential applicant.

3.  Soldier-athletes who meet the standards below are deemed athletically qualified for entry into the Army WCAP and will be considered for acceptance in to the program for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games at Paris, France and the 2026 Winter Olympic Games at Milan Cortina, Italy.


Must meet the 2016 USA Shooting IPC MQS in at least one event for which applying:

Discipline Gender Classification Qualification Score
10m Air Rifle Standing Men SH1 563
10m Air Rifle Standing Women SH1 367
10m Air Prone Mixed SH1 594
10m Air Standing Mixed SH2 590
10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH2 594
50m Rifle Prone Mixed SH1 564
50m Free Rifle 3x40 Men SH1 1080
50m Sport Rifle 3x20 Women SH1 530
10m Air Pistol Men SH1 545
10m Air Pistol Women SH1 347
25m Sport Pistol Mixed SH1 540
50m Free Pistol Mixed SH1 505

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