Richard Louis Shelton
Richard Louis Shelton

Class of 1986

A four-year letterwinner and team captain in 1985-86, Richard Shelton starred as a shooter on Army's pistol team throughout his tenure as a West Point cadet. The recipient of eight All-America honors, he earned that distinction in all three disciplines (air, standard, free) during back-to-back seasons in 1984 and 1985. Shelton swept all three disciplines at the National Rifle Association National Championships in 1986 and became the first shooter to capture all three competitions in the six-year history of the championship event.

Shelton was an integral part of a team that set the national air pistol record (2175) in 1985. The team's top point-producer in all four of his years at West Point, Shelton set Academy and collegiate national course records in standard (577) at the World Trials.

He becomes the first representative from the sport of pistol to be inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame.