U.S. Optics Academy names Master Sergeant Jim Gilliland as the new director to head its training program.

Brea, CaliforniaJanuary 8, 2016 — U.S. Optics Inc., an international riflescope and optics manufacturer, proudly announced today the appointment of Jim Gilliland as director of their training academy. The appointment of Gilliland signals a new direction and commitment for expansion over the long run for U.S. Optics, Inc.

Master Sergeant Jim Gilliland is a recently retired Army veteran with an extensive list of both military and civilian accomplishments. Gilliland holds the current record for the longest, successful single shot engagement at ¾ of a mile. The sniper section of the 3rd Infantry Division, which he hand selected and lead was recognized as the best sniper section in Iraq for 2005.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be selected to become the new director of the academy. U.S. Optics’ commitment to the perfection of the art of long range shooting is something I’ve always strived for as well. I believe together we can achieve great things. I look forward to seeing where this road ahead will lead us,” said Gilliland.

Gilliland has held multiple positions utilizing his expertise in firearms consulting with the Army on development, as well as, heading the training ranges at Fort Benning.

General Manager of U.S. Optics, Jason Kyle talks about a specific factor that went in to deciding to select Mr. Gilliland as the new director. The decision is to “provide our customers and ourselves with the opportunity to learn from such an invaluable source. Bringing on board experienced talents such as Mr. Gilliland no doubt raise the bar in not only how we teach at the academy but also how we envision our future as a whole for U.S Optics.”


U.S. Optics Inc. has been building custom riflescopes and optics for more than 25 years. In this span of time the functionality, durability and clarity of our optics has evolved through research and development efforts, invaluable end user feedback, design innovation and proven engineering principles. A family of core products has emerged from U.S. Optics Inc. as a result of our dedication and perseverance to build the best optics available for the precision shooter.

For more on U.S. Optics, Inc. visit, http://www.usoptics.com.


U.S. Optics Academy was launched in 2015 to provide shooters from all demographics the opportunity to come and learn how to properly operate any rifle and scope like a true marksman. With a variety of ranges across the country exceeding 1500 yards students will have the ability to learn the fundamental and advanced skills in order to achieve these distances.

For more information please visit, http://www.usopticsacademy.com.

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