I still think that sentiment is something that needs to be DOD wide, at least for the USMC and the USA.
I agree definitely agree with you on this, but it just never seems to work out. Too many people in the service shoot once a year, whether or not they need it. Basic familiarity seems to be acceptable for those who don't carry their weapon for a living.
To be honest though, I'd rather have the guys making sure I get paid twice a month working on processing paperwork then shooting every week