PALMA Promotions, Inc. was founded in 1993 as a volunteer, non-profit organization (specifically, an IRS certified non-profit, 501(c)(3), Amateur Sports Organization) with the sole purpose to foster and promote National and International Long Range Rifle competition and to create an increased awareness of this world class sport.
Donations from public-spirited citizens, business, clubs, and corporations directly support the USA PALMA RIFLE TEAM. (To make a donation, please see the USA PALMA Rifle Team Fund Contribution Form on this website.
PALMA Promotions has been endorsed by the NRA for the purpose of promoting the interests of the USA PALMA RIFLE TEAM and supports its efforts. PALMA Promotions also works closely with the team leadership.
David E. Fiehtner, President of Palma Promotions
Dave is the co-founder of Palma Promotions, Inc. Dave served 30 years in The Navy and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1987. During his Navy Career he was a member of the Navy Rifle Team from 1971-1986. He Was designated a U.S. Navy Distinguished Marksman in 1975 and served As both a shooter and later as Head Coach. After his retirement from the Navy he was a member Of the Virginia High Power Team and served as a member of the NRA High Power Committee in 1990-1993. Dave earned a B.S. Degree from the University of New York, Albany, is now retired and living in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and is an active member of the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association where he has served as President In 2003 and is currently serving as the National Reunion Site Coordinator.
The daughter of a USMC Rifle Team Equipment Armor, Leslie has been around the shooting game most of her life. She began shooting at the age of 5 and still continues competing today. To her credit, Leslie has been awarded the Distinguished Marksman Badge, two Women’s High Power National Records, and three Women’s Small Bore National Records. Not only a shooter, her coaching resume boasts a gold medal Whistler Boy team for Small Bore and two Gold Medal Junior Teams at Camp Perry the same year.
Leslie is a life member of the NRA and the Marine Corps Distinguished Shooters Association. She served on the Board for the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, now known as CMP. She was also a member of the NRA’s National Coach Development Staff and instrumental in the writing of the Coaches Program now being taught by the NRA. Leslie has assisted Palma Promotions, Inc with obtaining support for the USA Palma Team and the USA Junior Under 25/Under 21 Young Eagles Long Range Rifle Teams since its founding in 1993.