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CMP Announces New Wyoming State Directors for Youth Programs

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is glad to welcome two new State Directors for the state of Wyoming: brother and sister duo, Phillip and Linda Dobkins.

The CMP appoints State Directors to supervise marksmanship applications in every of the 50 states. The mission of the State Directors is to offer management, useful resource and program info, coordination, networking, motivation and publicity for junior taking pictures inside their state.

Raised in Laramie, Wyoming, Phillip and Linda Dobkins have been lively in marksmanship most of their lives by way of competitors and training. The pair even began their very own youth taking pictures sports activities program in close by Cheyenne. 

“The logical subsequent step was to start out internet hosting matches and serving to different golf equipment develop,” Linda defined of their involvement in youth taking pictures sports activities. “We checked with the CMP and located that the State Director place was presently vacant for Wyoming, so we each utilized.”

“Participation in junior smallbore/air rifle competitions have dropped lately, and that prompted me to contact the CMP about upcoming matches,” Phillip added. “Since I’m additionally head coach of my very own program, I felt I may actually assist increase participation and match sponsorship by turning into State Director and offering management to different golf equipment within the state.”

About Phillip Dobkins:

Phillip Dobkins started collaborating and competing in USA Shooting, CMP and NRA sanctioned occasions by way of the native 4-H program in Laramie, Wyoming, round age 12. He continues to follow and compete in smallbore/air rifle, pistol, BPCR, shotgun and muzzleloading rifle.

An authorized Level 3 Advanced Rifle Coach and a Distinguished Expert within the Winchester Pistol Program, Phillip can also be a USA Shooting Wyoming State Rifle Champion and a Wyoming State 4-H Champion in Rifle and Pistol. In the previous, he has earned a spot within the prestigious President’s 100 as one of many prime 100 rivals of the annual Camp Perry National Matches President’s Match.

“My objectives are to advance youth taking pictures sports activities within the State of Wyoming,” he stated of his intentions as a CMP State Director. “I’d prefer to develop the variety of golf equipment and sanctioned matches over the subsequent two years, and I’d additionally prefer to see extra participation from Wyoming golf equipment on the nationwide degree.”

Outside of marksmanship, Phillip participates in martial arts, tenting, looking, fishing and blacksmithing. He’s married with two daughters, who’re additionally lively in USA Shooting, NRA and CMP competitors.

Contact Phillip Dobkins at [email protected] or 307-214-7823.

About Linda Dobkins:

Linda Dobkins has lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for the previous 20 years. Growing up, her household was at all times lively within the outside by way of large sport looking, fishing and tenting. Like Phillip, she’s been concerned in taking pictures sports activities from a younger age and continues to remain concerned as an grownup in rifle, pistol and shotgun competitions.

A Distinguished Expert within the Winchester Pistol Program, Linda is licensed as a Level 3 Advanced Rifle Coach – having collectively led rifle, pistol and muzzleloading rifle coaching over her profession.

“I seen golf equipment that had as soon as been lively within the state weren’t there anymore. Some of the youth competitions that had as soon as taken place in Wyoming have been additionally not being scheduled,” she stated of turning into a CMP State Director. “I’d additionally prefer to see the variety of Wyoming golf equipment improve – not solely in rifle, but additionally in different disciplines.”

In her homelife, Linda is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and is employed as a civil engineer. Her hobbies outdoors of marksmanship embrace ice hockey, marital arts and journey.

Contact Linda Dobkins at [email protected] or 307-399-4065.

CMP State Directors:

State Directors all around the nation are at all times obtainable and open to questions, feedback or considerations. Find out who your CMP State Director is by visiting

If you’re curious about turning into a CMP State Director, we’re nonetheless looking for leaders for Tennessee, Delaware and Vermont! Visit to fill out an software in the present day.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit company. It is devoted to firearm security and marksmanship coaching and to the promotion of marksmanship competitors for residents of the United States. For extra details about the CMP and its applications, log onto

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