Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting

The purpose of Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting is to improve Army operational capability through a rigorous, challenging and combat focused skill at arms competition.

Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) is a combat focused skill at arms competition that encompasses current in-service small arms systems, competed at individual and unit levels.

The competition is designed to allow for the assessment of current in-service small arms system capabilities, equipment and targetry, and training analysis of combat shooting techniques, weapon training doctrine, and small arms practices.

AASAM identifies the best combat marksmen for selection in the Australian Army Combat Shooting Team (AACST), to represent the Australian Army at overseas international skill at arms competitions. The Champion Shot of the Army is also contested.

AASAM consists of four major components:
• An Open Sniper Competition, where Army and International sniper pairs compete against each other,
• The Champion Shot of the Army, Navy and Air Force, where Top marksmen compete to be recognised as the top shot,
• Individual and Team events, where up to 14 teams from Forces Command, and unit teams across the Army, Navy and Air Force compete against each other, and
• The international competition where up to 18 International Teams compete.

AASAM Entry
AASAM is open to Unit and Brigade teams and invited International teams. Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force teams may enter the Unit or Brigade (Formation) competition. Members of other services or other nation's armed forces serving with Australian Defence Force (ADF) units are permitted to enter as part of the Unit/Brigade team. Internationals serving with ADF Units selected for an International team cannot form part of an ADF Team.

Divisions
AASAM has three Divisions of which ADF members may be selected for more than one Division:

Unit: 4 to 5 firers and 1 non shooting Team Captain or Administration Staff
Brigade: 8 to 10 firers and up to 2 non shooting Team Captain and/or Administration Staff
International: 8 to 12 firers and up to 5 non shooting Team Captain and/or Administration Staff. In addition to this, two firers for the Sniper competition are allowed.

Maximum Entries
A maximum of 320 competitors can contest the AASAM competition. Members of a team in excess of the team allocation will be asked to reduce numbers.

Team Entry
The number of firers forming a team for each Division is as follows:

Unit:
Service Rifle - 4 firers (all may fire for individual honours and awards)
Service Pistol - 2 Firers (all may fire for individual honours and awards)
LSW - 1 Firer

Brigade:
Service Rifle - 8 firers (all may fire for individual honours and awards)
Service Pistol - 4 Firers (all may fire for individual honours and awards)
LSW - 4 Firers only

International:
Service Rifle - 8 firers (all may fire for individual honours and awards)
Service Pistol - 4 Firers (all may fire for individual honours and awards)
LSW - 4 Firers only

Team Entry Form:
There are two entry forms to be completed during the march-in process - Individual/Team Entry Form and the Brigade/International Service Rifle Championship Entry Form. Information on how to complete the entry forms is attached to the forms however; the Director Competition will assist all Team Captains to complete the forms.

For past results please click here. 

For champion shot results click here.

For international team attendance history click here.