The application for the U.S. Armed Forces Orienteering Team that will represent the USA in Brazil from 10-16 November is open at http://armedforcessports.defense.gov/ForAthletes/H...
. Use this link even if you're not Army; All Army Sports sponsors the team so it's handled through the Army portal.
All U.S. military athletes, regardless of rank or component, are welcome to apply. The delegation will consist of up to 7 male and 4 female athletes, a Coach, a Chief of Mission, and an Armed Forces Sports Team Leader. The Coach and Chief of Mission may also compete as athletes. All athletes must be approved by their respective Service's Sports office to participate.
You should apply now to ensure your application makes it through the approval process. If you will compete in events later in the summer, note the events and dates in your application so that we'll know to look for your results.
Members of the Orienteering USA national team selection committee will rank-order athletes by gender and discipline (sprint/middle/long) for Armed Forces Sports to consider in selecting the team. The committee already has national event results from the past year (available at https://www.orienteeringusa.org/rankings/
). If you do not have any nationally ranked races or if you have additional information you would like the committee to consider, include that in your application. For example:
-Results from Sprint/Middle/Long orienteering races not listed in the Orienteering USA rankings. Include a link to results or upload a copy.
-Results from 5K/10K/1 mile road or trail races
-Training log link or Attackpoint.org user name
The website currently lists 20 August as the last day to apply. We may move that date up to accommodate timelines to get orders approved and to allow for a September training camp in conjunction with the US 2-Day Classic Championship and NAOC. I will update this thread if that happens.
Let me know if you have any questions! Go USA!!