The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) would like to announce the addition of two new Assistant State Directors: Rachael Miller-Lansdown and Master Chief Dan Hackstein (United States Navy, Retired). Miller Lansdown will join current Oklahoma State Director George Tabor, while Hackstein will team up with Illinois State Directors Tina and Raymond Odle.
CMP State Directors are representatives who help advance marksmanship programs by providing leadership, resources, program information, coordination, networking, motivation, and publicity for marksmanship activities within their respective states.
Rachael Miller-Lansdown – Oklahoma State Director:
Rachael Miller-Lansdown lives in Jenks, Okla. She started in the high-powered rifle service about nine years ago with her husband, Allen. Her first competitive experience of hers was at the CMP Oklahoma Travel Games, where she shot in the Garand/Springfield/Modern/Vintage Military (GSMM) matches. Since then, he has collected several marksmanship achievement pins and even made it to Congress 30 in the Talladega 600 Match.
He currently oversees CMP Highpower Across the Course matches at the nearby Red Castle Gun Club and has completed the first level of Range Officer certification.
“I really look forward to seeing shooting sports continue to grow and to see women and more youth get into shooting sports,” she said upon becoming CMP State Director.
“The Civilian Marksmanship Program has been such a welcoming community for me as a female athlete, from the very beginning, even without having any prior knowledge of marksmanship,” she continued. “CMP events and matches have also provided a sport in which my husband and I can compete together. This is what we do together: shoot.”
Miller-Lansdown and Allen have been married for almost 14 years. The couple share two additional sons and a daughter-in-law. Aside from marksmanship, Miller-Lansdown loves the outdoors and outdoor activities, sports (especially soccer), traveling, the rodeo, cooking, cooking on my grill, old movies, and reading.
Master Chief Dan Hackstein – Illinois State Director:
Master Chief Dan Hackstein is from Zion, Ill. As a trainer for the Zion-Benton Army JROTC Rifle Team, he is a JMIC Certified Marksmanship Instructor and Master Instructor, as well as an Airsoft Gunsmith. With Zion-Benton, Hackstein has won eight Navy JROTC Championship titles and two CMP National Championship titles, among other accolades.
“In my 20 years as a marksmanship coach at Zion-Benton Township High School, this has become my passion,” he said of marksmanship. “I have worked very hard to get to the level I am at now. I train and spend countless hours at Zion-Benton, practicing and taking my cadets to many competitions for these opportunities, many once in a lifetime.”
He continued, “I want to pass on all the knowledge I’ve gained to the coaches in my state, hoping they get better at what they do and get more involved with their teams.”
As CMP’s state director, Hackstein says he’s ready to do whatever it takes to help units in Illinois get more involved, get more equipment, enter more competitions and answer any questions they may have.
“The most important thing is to be there for them if they need anything,” he added.
In his personal life, Hackstein has two children (Ryan, 38, and Melissa, 37), and he loves to hunt, fish, and play every sport out there.
Learn more about Rachael Miller-Lansdown and Master Chief Dan Hackstein, as well as all of the CMP state directors via our website at https://thecmp.org/training-tech/state-director/.
Current CMP State Director Vacancies: The CMP is currently accepting applications for the following states: Delaware, Maine, Nevada, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington. For more information on the requirements to apply for a State Director position, visit http://thecmp.org/training-tech/state-director/ or contact Sylvia at (419) 635-2141, ext. 726 or email@example.com.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of marksmanship competition for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to www.TheCMP.org.