SFC John Wayne Joss III


Sport: Shooting
Event: R6 (50M Rifle)
Position: Rifle
Hometown: Corsicana, Texas
High School: Burkburnett High School
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.



U.S. Olympic Team Member


Thailand World Cup, 3rd Place


U.S. Olympics Team Member
Gran Prix, Fort Benning, GA


World Cup, Australia
California State Small Bore Rifle Champion


Thailand World Cup
Turkey World Cup