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A Look Inside The First 2 Weeks of U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Training

September 20, 2016

U.S. Marine Snipers are legendary. With perhaps the highest rate of confirmed kills among all the snipers across the U.S. Armed Forces and beyond, the title U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper evokes respect, tradition, pride, and terror in the enemy. Even presidential assassins like Lee Harvey Oswald have been counted among the ranks of former U.S. Marine snipers.

A secondary Military Occupational Specialty, the title U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper is a designator of U.S. Marine Corps infantrymen and reconnaissance Marines that have graduated from a U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. Scout Snipers must earn the rank of Lance Corporal, be selected by their battalion to join the scout-sniper platoon, and complete an approved scout-sniper course in order to receive this designation. With a selection process this rigorous, it’s no wonder Marine snipers are so excellent at what they do.


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