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FEATURE | EMIL PRASLICK
the 1920s. The fundamentals
When I asked his plans for
of marksmanship have not
retirement, he said "I want to
changed since then. He is
"
spend more time with my famalso well-versed on the latest
ily. Praslick went on to say that,
"
advances in tech, especially
"I never thought I would have
wind data. "Equipment and
the honor of ending my AMU
technology have advanced longcareer as a coach. It has been a
range competition. In order to
true blessing.  
"
dominate, you must learn
At the end of our allotted time,
to adapt to change.
"
I had to ask him a question that
The contrast between oldhad been lingering in my mind
school and modern marksmanduring our conversation. "Do
ship is visible in Praslick's
you have any regrets?" I asked,
office; or at the team's range.
being non-specific. Praslick
Both are a delightful mix of
didn't flinch in his response. 
distinguished shooting memora"No regrets. I earned my
bilia, as well as high technology. 
reputation, because I was busy
"Our 600-yard range is equipped ▲ SFC Praslick keeps mementos in
doing my job. Coaching the
his office at Fort Benning, such as
with an electronic target system,
service rifle team. It echoed
"
this Interservice Matches scoreboard
one of the best in the world. We
what he had told me earlier, "...
from 1999.
haven't looked back since, Praslick
"
my job is to maximize the
told me, beaming with pride. 
overall team score.
"
I was surprised to learn that
On my last day at Fort
Praslick actually spends the
Benning, I ran into my former
majority of his time training other troops. "The
coworker Janet Raab, currently the director 
competition aspect is only fifty percent of my job.
of marketing and sales for Walther. As former
The other half is developing training plans, manNRA high power rifle match director at Camp
aging the team and balancing it all. He made it
"
Perry, Janet brings a unique perspective. She
sound humdrum. "The toughest part of my job is
had this to say about SFC Emil Praslick:
balancing the training and management aspects.  
"
"Emil had developed a reputation for tenaThe training provided by the AMU to the
ciousness at Camp Perry. He had good ideas
Army is a critical part of their mission, and
about improving the nationals, not all of which
SFC Praslick managed to balance this aspect
we could implement. I could tell he cared deeply
with the other, winning championships.
about the sport, and that is what made him a
great coach. He cares about his team, and
END OF AN ERA
wants them to win. *
"
SFC Praslick will retire from the AMU later
this year. SFC Shane Barnhart will be the new
coach of the AMU service rifle team. I asked
I would like to thank the U.S. Army
Praslick how he was preparing the next service
Marksmanship Unit, SFC Emil Praslick
rifle coach, since he has pretty big shoes to fill.
Praslick has the utmost confidence in his succesIII, and SFC Raymond Piper of the AMU's
sor. He replied, with zero hesitation: "Shane has
Public Affairs Office-all were instrumental
been there, done that. There is no doubt in my
mind he will excel.  
"
in the making of this story.

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