SFC John Wayne Joss III


Sport: Shooting
Event: R6 (50M Rifle)
Position: Rifle
Hometown: Corsicana, TX
High School: Burkburnett High
College: Vernon Regional Junior College
Joined Army: October 2004
MOS: 11C, Indirect Fire Infantryman

As a kid, SSG John Wayne Joss III was good with guns, which made him a natural as an Army infantryman. In 2007, a combat injury required a right lower leg amputation, but he didn’t let that slow his career. While attending the Warrior Leader Course at Fort Benning in 2011, he was approached about joining the Army shooting team. “I wasn’t sure what it’d be like, but I tried out… and it’s been great since,” Joss says. He earned a coveted slot in the US Army Marksmanship Unit in 2012, and has been racking up victories with that unit and WCAP ever since.

Start young, be dedicated, surround yourself with the best. Challenge yourself to defeat the best. In doing this, you will become the best.



1st place - Para-Pan Am Selection Match in Colorado Springs, CO (R6 Mixed 50m Smallbore Prone)


1st place - Para Shooting Grand Prix, Arequipa, Peru (R6 Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1)


U.S. Paralympic Games Team Member (Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1)

5th place - World Cup, Lima, Peru (Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1)


4TH place - Para Pan-American Games, Lima, Peru (Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1)