CIOR Military Competition is a team competition in which each member of the team must complete the competition events together. The three-day competition consists of pistol and rifle shooting on the first day, obstacle course and utility swimming on the second day, and orienteering with additional tasks like range estimation, map reading and hand grenade throwing on the third day.
Established in 1957
CIOR Military Competition (MILCOMP) is an internationally recognized competition focused on military skills that truly challenge the leadership and physical robustness of reservists from across the Alliance and its Partners.
Over 200 athletes participate each year and the event is organized as part of the annual Summer Congress, normally held at a military installation. It is a physically challenging team competition in which each member of the 3-person team must complete the competition events together.
The three-day competition consists of pistol and rifle shooting on the first day, obstacle course and utility swimming on the second day, and orienteering with additional tasks like range estimation, map reading and hand grenade throwing on the third day.
Pistol and Rifle Shooting
The competitors fire the standard infantry weapon of the host nation at targets located 25 (pistol) and 200 (rifle) meters from the firing line. The course of fire consists of a precision fire phase at a sport (ring) target and a rapid-fire phase at 3 silhouettes. For the pistol, the rapid fire includes a change of magazines within the time.
The standardized 500-meter CISM land obstacle course consists of 20 demanding obstacles. The course requires explosive speed and strength, stamina, coordination, agility and flexibility. It is run in military uniform with a free choice of shoes. The team’s members are allowed to assist each other at the obstacles, since only the last finisher makes the team’s time.
A 50-meter CISM water obstacle course with five demanding obstacles. This course requires good swimming skills, strength, coordination and flexibility. Competitors wear the host nations military uniform without boots. The teams may assist each other at the obstacles, since only the last finisher makes the team’s time.
The teams must complete a 12 to 14 km cross-country land navigation course, to locate many checkpoints, on unknown terrain, using only a magnetic compass and various maps. During the march teams encounter challenges that must be negotiated. Some examples include bicycle riding, rappelling, slide-for-life, and boating. The dress is combat uniform with hand weapons. In addition, the teams have to perform range estimation, map reading, and hand grenade throwing as part of the military skills. Combat Casualty Care and Law of Armed Conflict are tested in practical applications.
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MILCOMP Committee is responsible for formulating the rules and regulations governing the competition.
The Committee issues the Permanent Regulations that are the binding regulations for planning, organisation and execution of the MILCOMP.
In a spirit of fair play
The competition prioritize fair play, adherence to military standards, and the promotion mutual understanding among the participating nations.