USA--(Ammoland.com)- Seventeen years after becoming USA Shooting’s Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director and after more than 57 years in the sport, Robert Mitchell has decided to take his last shot August 31 after notifying USA Shooting Board of Directors and staff of his desire to retire earlier this week.
Mitchell, 69, began shooting at the age of 12, and started to compete on the international level in 1971. He was a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Shooting Team and a volunteer Assistant National Coach to Bill Krilling since the first active U.S. Shooting Team was started in 1979. He was then hired as the National Coach in 1986 before becoming the Director of Operations in 1996. He officially became USA Shooting Executive Director/CEO on August 28, 1999.
He was the National Rifle Coach during three Olympic Games including Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 and helped lead Bob Foth and Launi Meili to medals in 1992.
Since his tenure as CEO, USA Shooting Team athletes have won 16 Olympic medals including eight gold, four silver and four bronze over the span of four Olympic Games. That’s …Read the Rest