Joshua M. Richmond SFC

About This Inductee

Josh was born into a family with a strong passion for shooting and the outdoors and growing up in rural Sullivan County only helped fuel his fire into eventually becoming one of the world’s top shotgun shooters. After firing his first shot, at the early age of five, he participated in the local 4H rifle club coached by his late uncle Corey Richmond. At the age of eleven, he fell in love with shotgun shooting specifically competing in the clay target disciplines of trap, skeet, and sporting clays. Little did he know that this hobby would be something that would take him all over the world and lead to a career in the Army. After he found success on the local and state level, Les Greevy, who was his coach at the time, realized he needed to find a bigger challenge for Richmond. He then got in touch with the USA Shooting team and registered him for the Junior Olympics held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Josh quickly became a student of the game and realigned his goals to be a contender and make an Olympic team one day. Leaving behind his friends, the sport of basketball, and cross-country, he qualified for his first US National team at age sixteen and began travelling to World Cups and World Championships representing the USA Shooting team. After winning a junior world championship and graduating from Sullivan County High School in 2004, he was recruited to the prestigious United States Army Marksmanship Unit stationed at Ft. Benning Ga. It was here where his career as a professional shooter took off qualifying for two Olympic teams, winning two individual World Championships, ten World Cup medals, and three National Championships. Richmond also participated as a member of the Army’s shotgun demonstration team where he travelled around the country impressing audiences with his exciting shotgun trick shots. In 2011, Richmond deployed as a marksmanship instructor training the Afghan National Army and coalition forces on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan. After sixteen years of shooting competitively Richmond transitioned into the Team Chief position in charge of the shotgun team at the marksmanship unit. Now with eighteen years in service he is focused on retiring from the service in 2024. He currently is enrolled at Berklee School of Music online studying for a bachelors in Guitar Science degree and volunteers in his free time coaching a local high school shooting team in Georgia. Josh is married to Scharri Richmond originally from Wasilla, Alaska, and has three children Triston, Beaux, and McKinley.