2012 NSSP Representative
In order to promote better communication and participation in shooting sport programs among youth, the National Rifle Association (NRA) selects representatives from several major national youth programs to serve as ambassadors, representing their organization to the NRA.
Our current ambassador is Jared Hill from New Jersey. Jared was appointed as the 2011-2012 Brownells/NRA Ambassador Youth Shooting Sports Ambassador representing the Royal Rangers National Shooting Sports Program (NSSP).
At 17 years of age, Jared is an accomplished, respected, and decorated Royal Ranger. As a dedicated competitive shooter, Jared has placed at a number of Royal Ranger, 4H, FCF, NRA, JROTC, and New Jersey State Junior Olympic competitions. In 2009 and 2010, Jared received 1st Place standings in the Royal Rangers – Air Rifle National Postal Match.
Jared enjoys the National honor of earning his “Gold Medal of Achievement” as well as two “Gold Buffalos”, and has further distinguished himself by leading the Discovery Rangers at Outpost 96, in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Jared has received the “Junior Service Medal” on two occasions. Placing a high value on Bible memorization, Jared has competed in National Bible Quiz, and has fully memorized 1st and 2nd Corinthians, the Gospel of John, and the book of Hebrews.
Benefiting from the experience and knowledge that comes from a family business in the custom manufacturing of hunting bullets (Hawk, Inc.), Jared has learned to appreciate the many facets of ballistics and manufacturing, and has gained a deeper understanding of shooting related sports.
As an NRA Member and avid outdoorsman, Jared takes to the woods for deer and turkey, and enjoys archery, camping, and fishing.
During the 2012 Ambassador term, Jared will attend SHOT Show (the largest and most prestigious convention/show of the shooting sports industry). In addition to radio, television, and other media relations during the SHOT Show, Jared will attend a series exciting shooting events, meet and work with celebrities of the sport, and much more throughout the year.
Jared, like all Ambassadors, will receive special recognition from the National Royal Ranger Office, and will be presented with a College Scholarship Check by the President of the NRA – generously provided by BROWNELLS.