In 1994, within just three years of her first competition, Julie Golob earned a slot to the United States Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) National Championships. Her confident gun handling skills and accuracy caught the attention of the US Army Marksmanship Unit’s (AMU) Action Pistol Coach. Impressed with Julie’s shooting, she was awarded a coveted a letter of acceptance to the Army’s Action Shooting Team.
In 1999 she claimed ladies titles at the USPSA Limited (iron sighted pistol) and Open (race gun with compensator and optics) National Championships as well as earning the Ladies World Speed Shooting Champion title. Winning all three titles in the same year was unprecedented for a female shooter. As a result, Julie was named U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year, a prestigious honor never before bestowed on an action shooter.