LIEUTENANT COLONEL SUE ANN SANDUSKY
ROLL OF HONOR QUALIFICATIONS
1972 NRA Collegiate All American –First Team
1973 NRA Collegiate All American – First Team
1974 NRA Collegiate All American – Second Team
1974 National Women’s Air Rifle Champion
1975 National Women’s Standard Rifle Prone Champion
1977 Championships of the Americas Team – Mexico City, Mexico. (Gold individual medal and gold team medal in 50m Standard Rifle Prone. Gold team medal in Women’s Air Rifle.)
1977 United States Distinguished International Shooter Badge
1978 National Women’s Air Rifle Champion
1978 National Women’s Standard Rifle Prone Champion
1978 World Shooting Championships – Seoul, Korea. (Gold individual and team medals in 50m Standard Rifle Prone. Gold team medal in Women’s Air Rifle.)
1980 National Women’s Standard Rifle Prone Champion
1980 National Smallbore Rifle Distinguished – Position
1983 CISM Games – Fort Benning, Georgia. (Silver individual in Women’s Standard Rifle 3x20.)
1983 World Air Gun Championship – Innsbruck, Austria
1987 U.S. Army Distinguished Rifleman Badge
1987 Presidents Hundred Tab - Rifle.
Born in Houston, Texas, 20 January 1952, Sue Ann Sandusky was introduced to competitive rifle shooting while a high school student in Findlay, Ohio. She shot in her first competitions with the Findlay Rifle and Pistol Club in 1967 but she did not become serious about the sport until she started shooting at Texas Christian University (TCU).
Sandusky became a member of the TCU Rifle Team during the spring of 1971. While at TCU she was selected three times to the Collegiate All-American Rifle Team (First Team 1972, 1973; Second Team 1974).
Recruited to join the U.S. Army Reserve International Shooting Team by Margaret Murdock in 1975 when the military services were opening up to women, she enlisted in the Army Reserve on 12 May 1975 and was a member of the USAR International Shooting Team 1975-1982. On 21 March 1981, Sandusky accepted a Direct Appointment and was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant, USAR. She was promoted to Captain in the USAR 15 November 1982. She entered Active Duty in the U.S. Army 1 January 1983.
She served as the Alternate House of Delegates Representative for Shooting, U.S. Olympic Committee from 1980-84 and as a member of the International Shooting Union’s Women’s Committee from 1984-88. She was also a member of several National Rifle Association committees, 1978-1987, including the NRA International Competitions Committee and NRA Collegiate Committee.
While in the Army Reserve, Sandusky served in Troop Program Units in Texas, Georgia and New York, as well as in the Individual Ready Reserve. Her Active Duty assignments have included serving as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy—where she was also the Officer Representative for the Cadet Rifle Team; as US Forces Korea (J5) Administrative Officer, Camp Red Cloud Director of Personnel and Community Activities and 2nd Infantry Division DISCOM S1/Adjutant in Republic of Korea; as a Foreign Area Officer in Zimbabwe, as a Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps G1 Personnel Plans Officer in Germany, as IFOR Military Assistant/Faction Liaison in Bosnia; and as Defense and Army Attaché in Liberia. She is currently the Defense and Army Attaché at the U.S. Embassy, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Her civilian education includes B.A. in Journalism and Government from Texas Christian University, M.A. in East European Area Studies from the University of London and M.Phil. in Political Science from Columbia University.