calendar>> March 17. 2014 Juche 103
Kim Jong Un Guides Firing Competition
Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, guided a firing competition among commanding officers of the services and corps-level units.

The competition was divided into the group of military officers and the group of political officers.

The participants competed in firing pistols and automatic rifles to hit the targets at fixed distance and time. Winners were decided by points.

The group of military officers came first in the pistol-firing while the group of political officers placed first in the automatic rifle-firing and the former emerged a winner in team standing.

And then the competition was reviewed and the successful participants were estimated.

He underscored the need for the KPA to conduct a dynamic campaign for training soldiers as crack shots so that they may be prepared as crack shots capable of hitting at a single shot any target under any circumstances, regardless of weather in day and night time and seasons, adding that to this end the commanding officers should become crack shots before any others.

Underlining the need to thoroughly apply the five-point training policy and the four-point training principle of the party and thus make the training more intensive as the anti-Japanese guerrillas did in Mt. Paektu, bearing deep in mind the party's intention of organizing the above-said competition, he stressed that it is necessary to use the competition as an important occasion in training all soldiers as crack shots.

He posed for a picture with the participants in the contest after expressing expectation and belief that the commanding officers of the services and corps-level units and all other commanding officers of the KPA would put the greatest spurs to rounding up combat preparations and thus creditably perform the heavy yet honorable combat duties assigned to them by the party, always bearing in mind that a combat starts without any advertisement.

Among the spectators were members of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, executive members of the party committee of the KPA, and its other commanding officers.

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