The crack shot, crack gunner movement is active in the Korean People’s Army.
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un advanced the slogan “Let the Whole Army Become Crack Shots and Crack Gunners!” and is energetically leading all the service personnel to acquire marksmanship worthy of a crack shot.
In January Juche 104 (2015), he guided the recoilless gun shooting competition of the units directly under the Infantry Division of the First Echelon of the Front Corps of the KPA.
He directly awarded the crack gunner diploma to the unit which took the top place and the crack gunner medal and badge to the excellent soldiers.
That day, he said:
It is a very important issue directly related to the destiny of the country to prepare the service personnel as crack shots and crack gunners. So, the Workers’ Party of Korea proposed conducting the crack shot, crack gunner movement. The political and military work should be directed to making the movement the movement for the soldiers themselves.
Afterwards, too, he guided the firepower striking drills and artillery shooting competitions of soldiers on several occasions to train all of them as crack shots and crack gunners.
If the training is neglected, the rifle will become rusty and the destiny of the country and people be at stake. The victorious advance of our revolution and our true happiness and future are guaranteed by strong defence capability and accordingly, the training to strengthen the People’s Army qualitatively is just like a fierce battle. This is a pet theory of Kim Jong Un.