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Due to the nature of the sniper's mission, they must be trained mentally and physically to operate independently forward of friendly positions on the battlefield.

The Marine Scout Sniper School trains, not only Marines, but members of the other military services, as well. The Marine Corps Scout Sniper Course is broken down into three phases. The first involves land navigation and marksmanship. The second phase covers stalking techniques, field skills and call for fire rehearsals. The last encompasses everything from communication to surveillance performance. (Official USMC Photo)
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November 19, 2007 at 4:04 pm
(1) alex says:

well i think that marine scout snipers are the best!!it seems really intresting to me to know about what they do n how they do it!!
i would like to be a marine scout sniper

December 4, 2007 at 5:23 pm
(2) skyler says:

marine corps snipers are the best higher distance scores than the green berets or army rangers

December 10, 2007 at 10:13 pm
(3) usmilitary says:

I wish people would get over the “one service is better than the other service” crap.

None of the Military branches are “better” than any other branch. They are different, and train for different types of missions.

Marine Corps snipers do probably score higher than the average member of Army Special Forces (Green Berets), or Army Rangers. But I know of no data or study which suggests that they score higher distance scores than Army-trained *SNIPERS,* or Air Force *COUNTER-SNIPERS*, nor even Navy SEALS who have graduated from Sniper Training.

It’s time to knock off this “my service is better than your service” crap.

December 15, 2007 at 1:58 pm
(4) Sgt.Martin says:

I agree, each branch has its own ups and downs, No one branch is better.
No marine would be here if the navy wasnt born, no army would stand if we didnt have a national guard. Though some branches do things diffrently we all are greatful that the other is there watching out backs.

I know of both marine service men and army, who say the air force is like an angle watching over them. And the army is glad to let marine go first and clean up the rest.

We have a moto’ You cover them (me) and they’ll (I’ ll) cover you.

But good old fashion compassion never did any harm. =)

February 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm
(5) Justin T says:

True all branches of military are different,which constitutes different standards,training,doctrine and as with the Marine Corps-culture-. This alone means that not all branches are created equally. Marine recruits are trained four weeks longer, (than Army)must shoot more accurately and more often, their training and indoc is far more extensive and they are held to a more exacting standard (not babysitted). The Marine Corp Scout/Sniper program is the best in the world,turning out snipers who are the best. Far longer training, more emphasis on stalking, scouting, navigation and marksmenship. Ever heard of Carlos N. Hathcock II, look him up, he attended only the second year USMC sniper school since its conception, taught by Jim Land. 93 confirmed kills(Vietnam), hundreds more not confirmed and the record stands. So dont give me the “all services are created equal” bull****

February 9, 2009 at 9:16 am
(6) Jake says:

Hi I’m 10 years old and want to train to be a sniper can you reccomend anywhere to go?

February 9, 2009 at 11:29 am
(7) The Sarge says:

Jake, I am both pleased and gratified to see that you aspire to not only become a part of our Military, but to be among some of the best. To be sure, stay in school; one of the biggest challenges facing today’s youth seems to be physical standards. In order to be a part of Special Operations, which includes snipers, a Soldier must not be content to simply pass the minimum standards on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), but excell in this area. For you, that means taking care of yourself and staying in shape. Learn how to do pushups, situps, chinups, and, of course distance runs. You have a good eight years to become comfortable in this area; don’t forget to participate in as many sports as you care to.

Jake, I cannot emphasize the fact that you have time to allow physical fitness to become a natural and normal part of your daily life. One of the greatest difficulties young people seem to experience in today’s Army is an inability to meet the most-basic physical fitness standards. While crash programs seem to meet, with varying results, this problem, nothing beats a lifelong habit of physical activity.

Good luck, Jake, in all you do!

Sarge

February 9, 2009 at 8:40 pm
(8) Jake says:

Thanks for the advice Sarge I really apreciate that. I am a very athletic kid i play football,baseball,and i used to wrestle.I have a question does this place give kids traning that are my age of 10 please repy

February 13, 2009 at 3:13 am
(9) The Sarge says:

Jake, thank you for your remarks, and for your continuing interest in mapping out your future. While the Military has a unique style in getting people, with little-to-no job-specific experience, up to speed, it often helps to have some civilian background prior to enlistment.

Marksmanship, the ability to put rounds/bullets on target, is the Soldier’s/Marine’s primary skill. While this skill is most-often acquired and perfected while in uniform, it cannot help but be of benefit to learn some of these skills at a young age. Joining a youth group, often sponsored by such organizations as the N.R.A. cannot help but enable you to appreciate weapons, and weapons safety. When you join the Boy Scouts of America, you may have the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and background in the handling of firearms. I haven’t been associated with Scouting in some years…I believe they used to (and perhaps still do) award merit badges in outdoor skills, and marksmanship, among many other disciplines which you will find highly beneficial in later life.

The key, Jake, is to learn as much as you can; as you approach adulthood, you will recognize the opportunities which will enable you to realize your dreams, desires, and goals in life. Good luck, Jake.

Sarge

February 13, 2009 at 8:16 am
(10) Jake says:

Sarge,

Thank you for undersatnding me but my question is is this site just about the life and requirements of SAS or can you get trained here im not saying for me at the age of ten ovisly but to young adults in that manner. please reply

Jake,

March 23, 2009 at 3:04 am
(11) Johnathon, says:

WERE DO I SIGN UP TO BE A MARINE SCOUT SNIPER?
PLEASE REPLY…

May 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm
(12) Jordan says:

Im currently 15, and agust 2 i will be 16. My dream is to become a Marine Sniper. I was wondering what the earliest age to start basic training is. And to become a Marine Sniper do you first have to complete the 12 week training program then be officaly a “Marine” then you go to the sniper training? Please reply. Im very intrested in this.

May 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm
(13) Frankenstein says:

OK the 3rd person to leave a comment…you are worng, we all know we are the best at what we do all around, marines are the tip and the sharpest prt of the spear. ss are that beyond the tip of the spear….we fight wars before they even start. and to all who want to be a sniper, belive me you have to be in great shape to even think remotely about comming here to get torn up. btw you have to like being on the ground dragging.
Semeper Fi.

May 31, 2009 at 2:45 am
(14) ross says:

hi im 14 years old and i have always wanted to become a sniper in the marines… i want to know how i could sign up in the future or find more information on this topic

June 3, 2009 at 8:57 pm
(15) The Sarge says:

Frank, I fully appreciate the knuckle-dragging demeanor you display…one small suggestion; learn to speil! Kinda helps the credibility thing.

Sarge

June 24, 2009 at 11:16 am
(16) Daniel says:

Sarge, i am 15 years old and i will enlist in the millitary when i finish high school, and my main goal is to become a navy seal and i wanted to know if enlisting for the scout sniper training before applying for a seal contract is a good idea, please reply sarge.

June 29, 2009 at 11:04 am
(17) okimarine says:

The voice of experience says all services perform different functions and they perform equally well at their core.
GySgt Hedgecock, as a Marine sniper did a great job but it so happens an Army sniper had a longer range hit and recently a Canadian in Afghanistan broke both their distance record with a 7.62 (if I remember correctly) calibre weapon for that purpose.

For you teenagers interested in the programme, it is more than physical prowess but quiet discipline and mental serenity that makes a sniper. Your mental facilities count for even more and the ability to stay focus when the crap hit the fan.
Live long and prosper! Stay in school.

July 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm
(18) Daniel says:

So is it a good idea

July 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm
(19) The Sarge says:

Daniel (16, 18):Your plans sound good…go for it. Just one idea you should learn to embrace: SEALS, Snipers, and all of the things that we in the military euphamisticly call “hooah schools” all lead to one way of life in Special Operations, a life of great discipline and personal sacrifice. This is not to say that the military community at large is lacking in these attributes; because of the nature of Spec Ops, you will often (more times than anyone outside the Spec Ops community can realize) have to go, not simply the extra step, but whatever it takes.

First and foremost, get in shape, and adopt a lifelong habit of staying in shape. Do well in school; don’t allow yourself to be satisfied (with anything) to simply get by. The Spec Ops life is very competitive, both in terms of becoming a part of the community as well as “living the life…adopt that competitive spirit now, in terms of sports, academic achievement, and most importantly, your personal outlook on life. Always remain positive (not an easy thing to do as you become an adult)and…I’ve often mentioned this before…learn the meaning of TENACITY; embrace that meaning and live it.

Good luck, Daniel, and Godspeed.

Sarge

July 12, 2009 at 4:38 am
(20) Steven says:

Hey Sarg I assume you were in the marines but I could be wrong. I just got done serving on SEAL team 10. I am not worried about finishing the schools by any means but no even my LT can tell me if I wanted to go back in as a marine can I go as a scout sniper with out serving a time in infantry waiting to apply. As well as can I take my younger brother on the buddy system as my spotter.

August 1, 2009 at 5:18 pm
(21) George says:

I have to disagree about each service being trained for certain missions and not one being the best. The Marine Corps is by far the best branch out of all of them. And I am pretty sure we are trained for land, air and naval operations. I could be wrong and I am not referring to special forces I am simply referring to your basic jobs such as infantry.

September 19, 2009 at 2:15 am
(22) PnkRkr says:

Ok OKIMARINE, One the man was SSgt Hathcock. He wasn’t promoted to Gunny untill he retired. Second he was shooting a .50 machine gun with a 3-9 variable power scope. The 7.62 is only effective out to 1000 yds so no one hit anything much father than a grand with out using the 50. Thats what they used by the way all of the record breaking shots were done with a .50 (by the way they were all just lucky cause the weapon doesn’t even hold 1 MOA) Think before you speak.

September 19, 2009 at 2:18 am
(23) PnkRkr says:

Oh and USMILTARY, shut we SS are the best. That is why all the other branches go to Marine Scout/Sniper School, and not the other way around. We train to a higher standard and that makes us better. If you want hard facts that we are better look at BDA’s (battle damage assesments) You will quickly see that Marine Snipers are highly more effective than others.

September 19, 2009 at 2:23 am
(24) PnkRkr says:

Oh and we are the best out of all the branches. We SS are trained to a higher standard and that why other branches go to our schools, and why military personel from around the world train with us. Look at the after action reports we win hands down.

September 20, 2009 at 2:10 am
(25) The Sarge says:

Steven (20), please forgive the time delay in getting back to you. Am I to understand you are familiar with the Spec Ops Community? I would imagine that, having negotiated BUDS, you feel that any future “HOOAH” schools will be no problem, and you are probably right. However, please allow me to illuminate the dangers and “trip wires” which often accompany over-confidence. I have seen many-a-Former Marine-turned Paratrooper wannabe return, tail-twix-legs, a Jump School Bolo…why? The physical demands, no big deal if you’re anywhere near-conditioned, took a back seat to the “sensibilities” of a former mid-to-senior-level NCO being yelled at by a 20-something E-5 Black Hat (Airborne Instructor). When I went through Jump School, back in the Dark Ages, an entire SEAL platoon, their LT included, was unceremoneously escorted off the training area, by the Airborne Commander, and tossed from the roster…why? They felt beyond running in an Army formation led by an Army NCO. Why am I elaborating on this? Simply that 1) overconfidence can be an inconvenience, at best, and, in the end, a killer, 2) no matter what your background, don’t let “been-there-done-that-itis” get the best of your intentions and motivation. Take each day, sometimes each hour, at a time…I know you’re familiar with that mental discipline.

While I am not an official source of info, I can offer that a military unit sends personnel to schools that qualify people, in that unit, to fill slots within that unit. I don’t mean to sound trite on this, however, I would imagine that, in order to attend any school, the service member would have to be in that unit. Many of these slots are highly competitive, so simply being in the command may not be sufficient; APFT/PT, weapons qual, leadership, evals, etc would all roll into a command decision to fund your training. It’s all based on MTOE, the unit’s Maning Table of Organizational Equipment, or simply put, the manpower requirements. Inasmuch as the Sniper is an Infantry asset, you would have to be in an Infantry unit…FOLLOW ME!

As far as Bro flying wing, I would suggest you familiarize yourself with the Sullivans Act, and the tragic story which serves as a base for this Act. In a WW II sea action, seven brothers, all serving on the same vessel, were lost. The story of their closeness, prior to, and following their enlistments, is both inspiring and touching. In the fluid dynamics of today’s military, this Act, which was intended to reduce the possibility of multiple family members being lost in combat, may have undergone modification. That, of course, would be a decision left up to he brass hats.

Steven, I hope my inputs, belated though they be, are of some help. Good luck and Godspeed.

Sarge

August 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm
(26) jaden says:

hey sarge if u have glasses if u want to join the marine snipers do i have to get my eyes checked and fixed or would i not even qualify for the program plzzzz reply i have been wanting to join for 4 years now and i am only 15

September 20, 2009 at 8:45 pm
(27) Jay says:

alright for those in their teens who would like to join the armed forces.

find perhaps a friend of the family who is in the military to supply you with information. of course im happy to help with your questions. but whatever you do, i would NOT go to a recruiter until you’re sure.i got nothin against em. but they’ll have you down to MEPS in a split second and you’ll be wondering what happened when your gettin yelled at for touchin a salty seargents sand fleas. but you’ll learn about that with time. but if enlisting is what you wanna do, then go for it. if you wanna be an officer you have a bit more steps. if you wanna be an officer then PLEASE DONT GO TO A RECRUITER!!! ill help with any questions you got. dont worry about talkin to a recruiter, talk to me instead.

-Jay

September 29, 2009 at 5:41 pm
(28) lil sniper says:

my friend and i are interested in becoming snipers and we have both made ghillie suits and practiced marksmanship. i have done a lot of research and have several books. i was planning on going to college prior to enlisting will this be a hassle?

October 4, 2009 at 9:12 am
(29) brandon bowers says:

hey i am 15 ill be 16 in december 31 and i want to be a marine i want to know if i can go ahead and do basic training this summer so i can go ahead and start out early cause this guy at my school has went to basic training for the army and he has to wear there uniform twice a week and he gets paid everyday he wears it so i was wonderin wat was the earliest age cause ive always wanted to be a marine

October 14, 2009 at 12:35 pm
(30) jamison cole says:

i will be 17 in march and i want to go into the marines to be a sniper but i have glasses and i plain on geting contacts so can i still be a sniper

October 15, 2009 at 7:58 pm
(31) Jakob says:

Dear Sarge,

I am fifteen years old and a softmore in highschool. I have always been interested in the armed forces, but ever since an army presentation came to our school i have been really hooked. I want to get into the military right out of highschool and do my best to fight for my country. I want to be a sniper if possible. Could you please respond and tell me what i need to do inorder to become one? This would be very helpful to me. I was also wondering if their were any requirements to be a sniper…Im a pretty big guy (tall not heavy) Im 6’3 and weigh 130 would my height be a problem when trying to hide in small places and remain unnoticed? Anyways please reply as soon as possible with some advice. Thanx greatly

October 20, 2009 at 1:02 am
(32) Sarge says:

Listen up, guys! You all seem pretty motivated and anxious to start a military career. First and foremost, please understand I am not an official source of info pertaining to enlistment criteria, all I can suggest is that when you go about seeking guidance, get it from a wide perspective…let me explain that just a little further: 1) by all means, talk with recruiters 2) talk with people who’ve “been there”, that is, veterans as well as current military members (your parents, guidance counselors, and perhaps your neighbors can help with this one), and above all else 3) NEVER TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE BALL! By this, I mean a)stay motivated, b) graduate from high school, and c)stay in shape. I’m going to backpeddle here just a bit: You guys want to become a part of the Special Operations Community, what we refer to as SpecOps. These are a highly competitive group of people who never settle for “just getting by”. If you haven’t already done so, adopt that mindset right now, and hang onto it for life. What can you do right now? Don’t just be happy to graduate from high school, study hard; try to aim for honors. Weather you achieve these honors or not, the important thing is to try/to aim for (as we refer to in marksmanship) CENTER BULL(‘s eye). Develope the “competitive spirit” in sports, and in all you do.

Brandon (28), it seems like your friend joined the Reserve Component, either the Reserves or the National Guard. This is a wise move for many reasons; your local recruiter can go into detail with you on this.

The important thing, guys, is to learn as much as you can. The training for any Spec Ops skill will be anything but fun; believe me, guys, it’s that way for a reason, and you’ll never fully appreciate that reason until you can look back at the experience and maybe even smile.

Good luck and Godspeed, guys!

Sarge

November 19, 2009 at 9:29 am
(33) YM PFC Hinshaw says:

i am a 15 year old young marine, and my dream is to become a Marine sniper! where could I go to get a “head start” in some basic sniper training?

November 22, 2009 at 5:29 pm
(34) unknown says:

Hi im leaving this just to ask a basic question. I am 23 now and have been working toward either becoming a seal or a marine recon scout sniper. I have the test scores to back me up when it comes to the asvab and can physically meet all of the standards when it comes to all of the pt and run and swim times. My question is im done with college and do not want to be stuck in the pay check to pay check job that i had during highschool and college. Even though im 23 it still seems like i cant breath without anyones permission. What do i need to do or say to make it known that im almost 24 and its ridiculous that i even have to deal with this? I am very respectful of course because i dont want to be rude about it but u cant take it anymore. Their view of what i was going to do with life and my plans aren’t the same and i will not give in to what they think i want.

December 5, 2009 at 5:21 am
(35) Austin says:

Hi, my name is Austin. Just as many young people around my age, I have thought about being a marine scout sniper since i was about 10 years old. I would really like to know if being a scout sniper is really worth giving all that hard work for it? and if wanted to enlist after i graduate highschool where should i go? or who should i talk to?

December 23, 2009 at 8:03 pm
(36) gunny8 says:

im jay from oklahoma and i practice my marksmanship during hunting season and summer.i wasnt planning to be a sniper just a marine all around marine i run and train every day.my grandma thinks i dont have what it takes cause im small and weak but i have the mind set. so what do you think .should im keep training or quit because someone thinks i cant make it my grandpa was in the navy and the guards and he said keep trying and dont let anybody tell you that you cant do something so what do you think

December 26, 2009 at 1:50 am
(37) Sniper wannabe says:

Hey im a junior in high school, id have to say im very fit, i did a marathon about a week ago (26.2 miles). I go to a private school and in all honors classes. I’ve wanted to be a sniper all my life and its comming down to decision times, i want to go to Texas aTm and become and officer, but i dont know what military branch to enlist in or look into more, and i dont know how to get to become a sniper, i think u have to qualify. But, ive never fired a gun in my life, im not afraid to its just that i live in a city, not afraid of blood but im not a psycho killer. Id like to know any more info on how to do that so post plz :D

December 29, 2009 at 3:28 am
(38) ScoutSniper101 says:

Sarge,
I have just finished marine basics and my marksmanship was unbelievable and was just asked to join 1-5-SSP someone told me if im to do that i might as well go to all 3 sniper schools and s.e.a.r.s. school and be a lifer. my question is what does sears school consist of and what it’s purpose? i know what the sniper schools consist of but just need help with sears school part.

December 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm
(39) Sarge says:

101, congratulations on completing Boot Camp…now you may call yourself Marine! Thanks for the questions on SERE, thats:

Survive
Evade
Resist
Escape

A 3-week course at Ft Bragg, NC, I’m not sure if the USMC has their own school, or if there’s an inter-service provision for accepting students from other services. Many schools, Airborne, Ranger, Flight, and a few more, conduct training for members of different services and from different countries. These provide for unique experiences, not only from the training program itself, but from the inter-service exchanges, particularly at the bar…but that’s another story!

Rather than go into the SERE program itself, I’m sure that between your line-level chain of command and the internet, you can find out all about the training, the requirements, etc. I will, however, offer one tiny bit of advice…things for which you can’t really prepare. In typical GI vernacular, it can all be summed-up as “CRAZY DODO” (well, actually, the “DODO” can be substituted…literary decorum, and three years out of uniform have tamed my otherwise salty means of expression). You already know what it’s like to stay awake for, what seems like, the rest of your natural life. How bout chowing down on worms, grubs, and the like. If you’re fortunate enough to happen up on a rattler, at least you’ll be eating well for a change…as long as the rattler is in agreement!

Instead of writing on stuff that, as I’ve indicated, you can get yourself, I would recommend doing a little research on people who’ve been there: Cpt Scott O’Grady, USAF, shot down over Bosnia, endured, I believe, 6 days in what we euphemistically call Indian country. LTC Iceal Hambleton, USAF, was shot down over North Vietnam, survived, evaded capture, and, through some extraordinary experiences, made it back to the golf course.

These stories, and many more like them, should provide a sliver of a glimpse into the men who, in spite of all the odds being stacked up against their chances of returning home, made it!

STAY MOTIVATED!

Godspeed, Marine

January 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm
(40) Daniel says:

i’am trying to see if something works and i am trying to put this in a nice way: if any of you send spam to the email i will hack your server, computer, or email and i’ll make it useless!
shooter.3000@hotmail.com

January 9, 2010 at 4:38 am
(41) Daniel N says:

Hey Sarge

My name is Daniel and I have only dreamt of being a sniper and would love to make that dream a reality. I would like to know if I have to be in the US for a certain amount of time before joining. I live in South Africa and have grown up shooting so I have been accustomed to guns. I would also like to know what I must be doing for fitness, youíve mentioned Push-ups, Sit-ups and chin-ups but must I run and swim. I am also choosing my subjects this year, I would like to know what would benefit me the most, we have Science, Geog, Bio, History, Maths, Tech, Afrikaans (our 2nd Language), and English. I was thinking about Maths, Science (physics), Geography (map reading)……..What else?

Please Reply ASAP

Regards Daniel Nel

January 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm
(42) John says:

I’m in Junior High and want to become a Marine. I’m pretty smart and I’m planning to go to college. I want to be a Scout Sniper but also want to be an officer so I was wondering if there’s any way to be both?

January 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm
(43) Sarge says:

Daniel, thank you for your questions regarding enlistment. As I’ve indicated in previous comments, I am not the official source, the “burning bush” as it were, on matters of enlistment standards and career options. If you google-up “military recruiters”, the magic of the internet should direct you to the sources which may/will provide you with direct answers.

That being said, Daniel, I always enjoy helping young people in their quest to become a part of the finest military on the face of this green Earth. From your academic itinerary, I would say you are poised to becoming a well-rounded, well-educated young man; continue your educational pursuits as far as you are able. As for your physical training, this should be viewed as a lifelong pursuit, and not simply a hurdle to be overcome in attaining your goals. Continue your training, both mental and physical; someday soon, I know you will both meet and exceed the standards for whatever you choose. Good luck, Daniel.

January 15, 2010 at 2:58 am
(44) compuzzled says:

Hey sarge,

I was kinda wondering bout what john said, about if u go to college, be an officer, then be a sniper. And on that note i was wondering what u though of the different branches of snipers and which is the best. I know u say to look on the internet but i would like to know what u think. thanks a bunch

January 16, 2010 at 11:39 am
(45) Sarge says:

Hey Compuz, I appreciate your wanting my opinions, but please remember, at the end of the day, it’s not what The Sarge thinks, or for that matter, what anyone thinks. Get as much info as you can, from as many sources as you can, then make an informed decision(s). That being said, GET YOUR DEGREE FIRST. Something you might consider is joining a Reserve Component, possibly on a Delayed Entry basis (while you are in high school), or, after high school and while you are in college. Your Recruiter will be able to discuss some of the benefits, both in terms of college funding, and longevity (better pay as you proceed with your military career). Try to find a Combat Arms unit; this type of military organization would be most-apt to have Sniper slots available. As far as gaining a Commission…typically, the sniper team is an Infantry asset; from a Command and Control perspective, I would imagine the Command echelon (officers) would deploy the teams rather than become a part of the team…but that’s just my view. These are issues over which the Recruiter will be able to offer guidance. If you decide to join a Reserve Component, ask the Recruiter if you might visit the unit during one of their monthly drills. That way, you can ask questions from a lot of folks and get some different perspectives.

As far as the different branches of Snipers, or for that matter, the different branches of anything…each Service has a set of prescribed STANDARDS for the jobs within that Service. In the case of Sniper Training, the standards should mirror each other…in other words, they should be the same.

I hope these comments help you in attaining your objectives. Just remember:

EDUCATION
Stay in physical shape
EDUCATION
Never stop learning
EDUCATION
Stay motivated
Oh, did I mention EDUCATION?

Godspeed!

January 20, 2010 at 11:14 am
(46) Joey Johnson says:

I am still a student in high school but i have been interested in being a sniper since I was little. I was wondering what physical requirements were needed when going into the training or even basic training. Such as what must be done in the training. If you could let me know these things just email me at joseph.johnson@stu.todd.kyschools.us. Thanks

January 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm
(47) Jared says:

Sarge,

I live in ohio and am 14 years old and a freshman i think i cover most of the physical attributes and i have a huge backround of hunting i was wondering if that helps at all to becoming a sniper i have wanted to become a sniper in the marines for a while but just looked in to it so anything you can tell me bout were to get my start would help greatly

February 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm
(48) Chas says:

Alex you may like it but do you think you have what it takes to sit there and not move for up to 3 days? if a bug lands on you you cant swat it you cant even slightly move your head. Its harder than you think it is, but yeah it is the best. Be prepared

February 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm
(49) Eric says:

Hi I’m almost 14 and i have always wanted to be a marine sniper. I know i am a good shot because i live on a farm and my dad and i shoot ground hogs from 200-600yrds. What is the best and fastest way to become a marine sniper?

February 25, 2010 at 5:29 pm
(50) Eric says:

Hi sarge

im almost 13 and ive always wanted to become a marine sniper. I know im a pretty good shot cause my dad and i shoot ground hogs from 200-600 yrds. Plus im in all advanced classes and top in all of them. I just want to know what would be the best way to become a marine sniper

March 11, 2010 at 12:24 am
(51) james weatherly says:

hi, im a 15 year old young male and i have always wanted to get into sniper school. I am trying to get into military school. I have been in a little trouble lately i have also had some family problems, but im always moving forward i am usualy a strait A student do u have any advice for me to help me reach my goals?

March 11, 2010 at 12:39 am
(52) james weatherly says:

and i would appreciate it if u replyed

March 16, 2010 at 9:46 am
(53) Sarge says:

Listen up, guys! First of all, I applaud your interests in becoming a part of an honorable profession, the bearing of arms in defense of your Country…and thank you for directing your questions to me. Probably one of your best sources of “real deal” here’s-the-way-it-is info is your friendly recruiter. You may want to call him/her and set up an appointment. Cold walk-ins are ok…it’s your choice. If you live nearby a military installation…Forts Benning/Bragg, among others…or near a National Guard/Reserve Unit, you may want to organize a visit. The Recruiter can help in this regard.

I’ll repeat what I said back in January…get your education, finish high school and, if you can, go to college. If you can’t swing that (and that’s a pretty common issue in today’s financially strapped educational institutions, as well as in many households) the military can help.

Your greatest source of self-help, of course, is the internet. You can Google-up just about anything. When I was your age(s), one had to spend hours in those dusty library stacks on the fourth floor in search of that which one can find in seconds behind a keyboard and monitor. Learn all you can about the requirements and, more importantly, about the commitments, both physical and psychological. Despite the glory portrayed in movies and such, at the end of the day, you’re being ordered, not asked, but ordered to take a life. Unlike close combat where the intent of your opponent, the enemy soldier, is obvious (it’s “kill or be killed”), the sniper’s target could be an innocent-appearing man/woman. In “my war”, many of those targets were probably close to your ages. These experiences can leave “mental scars” with which one must live.

I don’t know if I should refer to you as boys or men…while you are still young, you seem to be thinking as men, planning and mapping out your lives…this is very commendable. Good luck, men!

March 30, 2010 at 8:54 pm
(54) stevie says:

can a women be a sniper in the Marine Corp?
cuz i heard they cnt..so idk

April 4, 2010 at 12:56 am
(55) Caleb says:

Dear Sarge,

I am wondering is Recon training different than Scout Sniper training? and to be a sniper you have to know a lot of science and math correct? and what is on the Army Physical Fitness Test? I’m in ok shape i run cross country for my school and track (long distance in Track) but i’m a little out of shape. I own some rifles and know how to sight in a scope would that come in handy? I hunt sometimes. Things like rabbits, squirrels and deer so i am a pretty good marksman. And is there a height and weight req? I am 14, 5’5, and weigh 130. Is that good? Please respond.

Thanks, Caleb

April 5, 2010 at 9:13 am
(56) Sarge says:

Thanks for your questions, Caleb. First let me congratulate you for thinking and planning for your career. I would presume you are starting your high school years. Many educational systems throughout the Country are faced with budgetary pressures and are forced, right or wrong, to cut many programs, physical education among them. If that’s the situation in your school, do not let that stop you from maintaining a daily regimen of exercise and physical training.

Height/Weight standards are not a major obstacle for those recruits who are in any kind of physical conditioning. People who experience difficulties in this area are generally WAY out of shape; this is something over which you will, with discipline, always have control over…in short…don’t sweat it.

To be sure, the more education you get in high school, the better prepared you will be for anything you do, in or out of the Military. Much of the equipment you will use requires (what I call) math sense…knowing how to adjust your equipment properly. Take advantage of every opportunity you have, both in terms of advanced academics/AP, and sports.

You can answer many of your questions, and probably develop quite a few more questions, by doing some internet research. By Googling just about anything, the magic of technology can supply you with a wealth of knowledge. It never hurts, even at your age, to speak with a recruiter. Out of courtesy, you might want to call first. Let them know your age, and the reasons for your questioning…”YOU WANT TO BE A MARINE/SOLDIER/SNIPER/AIRBORNE RANGER, ETC. Some of your school administrators and teachers(principal, coach, etc) may have first-hand experience. Leave no stone unturned, Caleb.

As a final word or two…all Military training is geared to specific jobs. Many jobs have “intertwining skills”. For example, a Recon Team’s objective may be gathering information on the enemy, what we, in the Military call HUMINT (Human Intelligence). The team then relays this knowledge to “their bosses” (their command echelon) so they can get a better “picture” or understanding of the bad guys. The sniper team may spend hours, if not days, in a relatively small area awaiting a specific target. However, both Recon and Sniper Soldiers must know how to move across enemy territory quickly, quietly, and with stealth.

Perhaps the best asset you can bring to a career in the Military is DISCIPLINE. You can develop this by continuing that which you are doing now…learn all you can, stay healthy, and keep asking the right questions.

Godspeed, Caleb

April 7, 2010 at 11:18 pm
(57) Rik says:

Top Sniper Competition. Army Rangers Scored 1st. Army Marksman scored 2nd. Marines Scored 6th and let a foreign country beat them. Marines Snipers Suck. Army Dominated the planet.

April 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm
(58) Badboybaker says:

Rik Marksmenship is not all that a sniper is ment to be doing, Put them in a compitition of who will not get cought behind enemy lines and marines will be one top, each set of snipers has there own specialty. just like special ops are good for going in quiet while rangers are good for securing and protecting. Each has there own specialty. You cannot judge a branch based on 1 test, there are alot more components to it.

Best Regards
Badboybaker

April 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm
(59) Sarge says:

Well said, Baker. Competitions are fine, but the real deal is what it’s all about. I get a little ticked off with comments such as those from Rik. Throw in a real world scenario with the hunger, fatigue, and, yes, the fear…no one sucks; no one dominates. You just do the damn mission and get the hell out. Remember that, Rik.

April 13, 2010 at 10:58 am
(60) jake says:

sarge, im 16 in 10th grade. i have made some bad choices in my life and got involved in drugs and all that bullshat… ive reclently got out of rehab witch i signed myself into because i want to change my life before ints to late.. witch iv been doing extreamly well with. now that im clean and sboer ive been im planning on inlisting in the marines and i would like to move up in the ranks and possiabbly become a scout sniper. my question is how do i go about this process and if having a juvinal reccord is a problem that will keep me from aclomplising these goals i have set form my self.. please get back to me on these questions sarge.
thanks jake

April 13, 2010 at 11:47 am
(61) jake says:

sarge i forgot to ask you about the physcal side of it. i heard you have to run alot i got a 5.54 on my mile is that good

April 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm
(62) Sarge says:

Jake, first of all, please let me tell you how pleased I am that you, and a number of you young guys, are directing your concerns in my direction. You all have questions unique to your particular circumstances, and the best you can do, at this early stage in your lives, is to set up an interview with your local recruiters. You would do well to bring a parent with you, so that they can “field” the recruiters’ answers and possibly have a few questions of their own.

Jake, I’m gonna be upfront with you, Bud…the Military does not look kindly toward recruit-hopefuls who have a history of drug abuse. I bring that out, not to discourage you, but to let you know that your efforts at enlistment will probably be an uphill ordeal…don’t dispair! Military policys often undergo changes which may be in your favor.

The best thing I can suggest is to stay clean, stay in shape (your run time is very admirable), and, above all…NEVER QUITE!

Before visiting your recruiter, it’s probably a good idea to call ahead. You may want to ask him if the Recruiting Command (his boss) might have a few suggestions. Because these policies are often subject to variations, you may be able to seek waivers, if that becomes necessary.

To you, Jake, and to the many young men who are starting to think about your careers at these early stages of your lives…I salute you. Good luck and Godspeed, guys!

April 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm
(63) Merissa says:

Sarge,

Are females allowed to be scout snipers in the Marines or the military in general? If not why are they restricted to certain duties in the military overall?

Please reply

April 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm
(64) Ryan says:

im a 14 years old and im looking to be a swat team sniper when im older. is there any type of training camps,sniper programs, or schools offered for people my age training me how to be a sniper?

April 20, 2010 at 9:09 am
(65) Sarge says:

Merissa, you ask a very interesting question and, in fact, the short answer is “I dunno”. Throughout th history of armed conflict, armys of different countries viewed women in combat roles from different perspectives. Going back centuries, some armys have allowed women to “sling the stones”; today, other countries, Israel among them, require women to serve in the military. While womens’ roles have gotten closer to combat, the U.S. Military still forbids women in units whose sole function is the performance of combat missions. Women do serve in Military Police and Aviation units, among others, where they are called upon to serve in direct combat support, receive enemy fire, and, unfortunately, sometimes die as a result of enemy action.

Will things change? My personal view is a resounding YES.

In reply to your question, I probably owe you a more-direct, albiet personal answer. Women have, throughout the history of mankind (gender-neutral), been considered the weaker sex, to be protected by the “male of the species”. Of course, in the last 50-or-so years, we’ve seen overwhelming evidence that this is simply not so. Women have assumed leadership roles in business, medicine, and, yes, the Military. As they have progressed, their presence has come closer to the “front lines” of their respective professions; it’s only a matter of time.

Merissa, thanks for a most thought-provoking question.

April 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm
(66) Andrew says:

Hi, Iím 17 years old and I am planning to join the marine like what all my uncles had before me but Iím the only one going to be a marine Ďsniperí so can someone tell me where I can go near southern California but if its farther away I wont mind, thanks

May 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm
(67) zack says:

hey can u be a taller or bigger man and still be sniper

May 10, 2010 at 10:45 pm
(68) Hayden says:

I know all of these comments must be annoying, but I have always dreamt of doing something that was worth something. I want to join the marines and enlist in scout sniper training. Afterwards I want to go to college with the money that I have earned. I am a larger person, 6’2 230 pounds. I am not really fat, but I could probably lose 10 lbs healthily. I would like to know if my aspirations are at least realistic.

May 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm
(69) nicholas says:

Im looking for info on the attrabutes of being a sniper. i really need help with this. This is over a speech(informational). an i choose my topic of Sniper. An now i need info. I have the history of being a sniper. Now im looking for the attrabutes of a sniper.

May 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm
(70) Skins says:

As a former Marine Scout Sniper from 3bn 1st Marines
STA platoon I believe that the only other course harder than Sniper School would have to be BUDS with the Navy Seals but not by much…

May 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm
(71) Skins says:

As a former Scout Sniper from 3rd bn 1st Marines STA Plt H/S Co. I beleve the only other course that was a bit harder was BUDS training with Seal Teams 5 and 6. Even though I am retired if I could do it all over again I would without a doubt…

May 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm
(72) Sarge says:

I read you loud and clear, Skins. As awful (feel free to substitute that descriptive with more appropriate GI lingo) as much of that training was, in my “declining years”, I would go back, yelling and screaming, and do it again in a heart beat. Now…some of the missions…I believe I might just take a pass on those!

June 1, 2010 at 12:04 am
(73) josh says:

sarge im 13 and it has been a dream for me to become a marine sniper my step dad has went to iraq and got the bronze start for saving mens lives and he has told me storys of his friends that were marine snipers. so i decided to study some history of sniping and would be very cool for me to be a scout sniper

June 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm
(74) Rooster1762 says:

actually you can say that one service is better than the other….for instance the Marine Corps is better than the army……okay now they have the same function as each other BUT…..here it is now………The Marine Corps has a 13 week bootcamp longest in the military…..they say every Marine is a rifleman…..is every Army boy a rifleman????? HELL NO….when we were over in Iraq them assholes were lost in the middle of the f$#@#@! desert……while we were gettin shot at and you know why????? because they couldn’t read their f#$@#$ maps right…..so you might wanna rethink your little episode there kid

June 4, 2010 at 2:00 am
(75) Chommper says:

Sarge, I want to be a scout sniper. My mentality is outstanding. I’m not going to let anybody talk me down. I play football and I’m very healthy and I know I can complete any physical task thrown at me. I have but one problem, I use contacts and my eye sight is poor without them. Do u think I should just get my eyes operated when I come of age. I’m 13 by the way. And if I don’t get the operation will having contacts slow me down, or would I never even start. I knows its like a retoricle question. Of course I need a good eyesight. But I just need to hear it from a superior so I can start looking into a other career. Even though I have a strong mentality, this obstacle before me is very difficult to overcome. Please please give me an answer.

June 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm
(76) Sarge says:

Josh…Chommper, thanks for your comments. As always, I am quite pleased to see young men thinking about and planning their futures; I am doubled pleased to see that you are considering the Military, and honored that you share your aspirations with the Sarge.

Josh, I am sure you have a sense of pride in your step dad, and in the difficult job for which he has volunteered. I know he takes pleasure in sharing some thoughts with you, much as my step dad did with me. Being a Military dependent is not an easy life, what with constant school changes, the moves, and all that goes with it. But you know, Josh, given the hypothetical “chance to do it over again”, I wouldn’t change a thing.

You can certainly learn a lot about various Military developments, certainly from the internet, libraries, and any on-post museums to which you may have access.

Chommper, as I’ve mentioned in earlier comments, the “rules” within the Military often undergo changes. I honestly don’t know if your vision would pose a roadblock to your goal of becoming a sniper. Although you are not yet of “recruitable” age, a visit to your local recruiter might be a good way to answer your questions. These guys are pretty busy; I’m sure they would appreciate a call before your visit. Just advise the recruiter of your intent. Another suggestion might be a visit to your local Reserve/Guard Armory.

Guys, as I said, the rules often change. What’s harder, if not nearly impossible to change is your state of preparation. Whatever you do, whether in or out of the Military, get as much education as you can NOW…stay health NOW…and don’t “pull any bonehead stunts” which might wind up following you through life. Make education and physical fitness a lifetime endeavor.

GOOD LUCK, GUYS!

June 16, 2010 at 1:14 am
(77) Speedy says:

I have a feeling all these kids are saying they want to be snipers because of the video gaems they play.

June 18, 2010 at 6:08 pm
(78) michael says:

i am 14 thinking about being a marine sniper been wanting to since i was like 5 i really want to be a sniper though i love the military and this crap about 1 branch better is all FAKE got a prob with it i don’t care you wrong all = just different in ways but help each other without air force we would get butts kicked w/o navy/coast guard waters are free and open i am 14 and i know this don’t matter on kills or what ever i don’t know what my dad liked about marines but i want to find out and can someone just go and sign up or do you have to be in the u.c.m.c for awhile and PEOPLE CAW MODERN WARFARE IS NOT LIKE REAL LIFE you will be surprised on what it takes i learned most people don’t even make they give up but can someone please give me more information about the marines and i am determined not to give up no matter how hard, how physical all i know is that i am in for a show

June 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm
(79) Joshua Erick Davisson says:

I’m Very Interested In All of Marine Corps Training To an Not Below Or Past The Marine Corps Scout Sniper Training Id Love to Inlist At The Age of 21-30 my Goal is To Provide Protection, Perfect Marksmanship, And AS Of A Marine Man Said “I Mean Tired And Nasty, I Eat Concertina Wire An P… Napalm” My Ranking Goal Is Sarg Major.
IF Possible Give me a Call First Email Me Then ill send phone info asap Seprafi…

August 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm
(80) Bandon says:

To any one in the high school area try to join J.R.O.T.C it’s a great program It will teach.you dicipline any most things you need to know about the military. Also when you enlist you are automatically promoted to private

September 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm
(81) Gregory Steiner says:

My name is Greg, iv read every comment and appreciate all the advise you are giving to us, I am 17 and I also plan to join the usmc and plan to be a scout sniper, my dad is a major in the army and he has been able to help me with my. Future in the military but being in the army he doesn’t have all the answer, I am very thankful for all the help

September 27, 2010 at 3:44 am
(82) Tyler says:

Alright I’m 14, I have heavily considered joining to become a marine sniper. I’m very qualified, I am extremely athletic and very smart. I discussed briefly with my dad about joining, he not ecstatic because he wants me to follow his footsteps and be a lawyer. I decided I’m joining in four years. Any tips or ideas to prepare me?

September 27, 2010 at 3:56 am
(83) Tyler says:

Sarge,
Alright Iím 14, I have heavily considered joining to become a marine sniper. Iím very qualified, I am extremely athletic and very smart. I discussed briefly with my dad about joining, he not ecstatic because he wants me to follow his footsteps and be a lawyer. I decided Iím joining in four years. Any tips or ideas to prepare me? Another thing if I’m 6,4 extremely athletic and very ripped am I qualified? I have played football for six years and almost exert sport imaginable and excelled in all.

October 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm
(84) FutureUSMC says:

Sarge,

Hey sarge im 17 and ive been wanting to join the marine since i was 5 and i was hoping that you could shed some light on what the military life is like in the marines?

October 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm
(85) henry says:

hi it sounds like some thing i would do for my country and hope to join the marines and become a sniper because they are the most important in a mission when nedded

October 17, 2010 at 11:52 am
(86) Cait says:

Alright here is the situation that I’m in. I am a 17 year old girl about to turn 18 in May and i am a senior this year in High school. I am planning to go to college first, learn languages and then enlist in the marines (possibly making it into a career). I am athletic, strong ment. and phy., a good fighter, a good leader, independent when i need to be, and always get good grades, and ntuitive. So here are my questions: 1)Do the marines let women be Snipers? 2) and what would i be able to do to become a SpecOps (because i know that they dont allow women)? Is there a way to get around that?

November 9, 2010 at 12:12 pm
(87) Josh says:

Marine Snipers are good but the Coast Guard have some awesome snipers as well, you should look into that before deciding who “the best” are.

November 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm
(88) Elford says:

Sarge,

I am a 15 year old female (highschool:sophmore) and would like to be a Marine Sniper. All my life i have been trained as though I was a boy.
My grandfather was very into the military and motivated me to follow this dream.

Now i may be a Female, but we females are not always weak. Some of us women are very strong mentally and physically; some better than males.

I have always been fasinated in the Marine Corps. but unfortunately my school only gives the class of Army Junior Jrotc. This will not stop me though.

I am very strong physically and mentally. I am on Raider team for now and soon rifle team. I will fight till the end at all cost. I am a great follower and still practicing in leadership.

Please id really like to become a marine Sniper and have been told many times that since i am a female that it will never happen. Will i have to do “G.I.Jane” moment to let this happen.

Well whatever the cost I would love to be a Marine Sniper and wont stop fighting for this right till it IS possible. please keep me informed if there are any changes to the policy, that is if you can find out.

Cadet SGT Elford

December 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm
(89) marisa says:

is there any way a lady can become a sniper at all ive dreamed and still dream about beacomeing one.

December 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm
(90) Leo says:

Hello, I am 16 and graduating from high school this year.(Skipped a year of high school in order to enlist earlier. I will be turning 17 a few days after I graduate. The question I had was: is it possible to join the DEP when you turn 17 then enlist when you are 17 1/2? I have asked a few people and received mixed answers. My parents are completely on board with the Marine Corps so that is not an issue. This may not be the place to ask this question, but if anyone could answer it that would be nice.

December 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm
(91) Leo says:

Also, to the females that want to be snipers. I’m sorry to inform you of this, but it is no way nearly possible for you to become Marine snipers. The miltary’s policy on this will not change any time soon either. I’m sorry, but that is the cold truth. The closest possible thing would be an aerial gunner. If you’ve ever seen war movies, an aerial gunner is the person in the door of a helicopter that works the gun. There is no specific aerial gunner MOSs, instead it is called crew chief. A crew chief is, in a sense, the mechanic on the helo, but when it takes off they are the ones riding the gun. This is the only MOS that allows women to shoot at the enemy. I hope this helps.

And to all of the people just asking how to become a sniper, do some research. Stop being so lazy and try to find some answers for yourself.

January 18, 2011 at 12:48 am
(92) anonymous says:

Hey all you stuck up people that think your better then everyone else. Im pretty sure none of you marines have been through usaf pj. Or ranger or any other branches spec ops schools. No one from any branch unless they’ve been there and done it has any right to say how much better they are

January 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm
(93) ReconGunny says:

well, as for the comments from the anonymous contributor, I figured I would step in and enlighten him a little bit since his knowledge is obviously seriously lacking and he should at least use the internet a little and do some research, each branch of the armed forces has its special operators and I have known men in the different branches that were “shooters” and hard core USAF PJs among them, having been a Force Recon team leader, the other branches special operations training is without a doubt demanding and in depth and most schools are attended by members of other branches so all special operations recieve the same training, I would have to tell you that as a member of Force Recon I myself went through these training courses and schools, some offered by the Army and some by the U.S.M.C and some Navy, Basic Recon Course, Army Jump School, Military Free Fall school, SERE school, Combatant Diver school (the same that USAF PJs attend) on top of all that I attended Ranger school, Recon and Surviellance Leaders school, Pathfinder school, Static Line and Free Fall jumpmaster courses, Scout Sniper school, and the only way to become a member of any special operations unit is to get your education, score high on the military aptitude test, stay out of trouble, get yourself in the best shape of your life, and get your mind focused on what you want and have the determination to finish and suck up the hell that you will go through to become a sniper, and make sure that you can shoot, not the way that you daddy taught you, when you enter the branch you choose and you get to your time on the rifle range you pay attention and you get high marksmanship scores and continue to improve your shooting after basic once you hit the fleet, good luck, SEMPER FI

April 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm
(94) alex says:

hey im a freshman in highschool and ive always wanted to be a marine corp sniper and i was wondering if i should get like a gun saftey class before joining the military so i now how to atleast work the gun and what not to do with it

April 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm
(95) Alex says:

hey i want to join the marines but my parents keep tallin me no how do i change their mind

July 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm
(96) Nicor says:

How old do you have to be bacause sniping has always been my dream, and i wanting to get an advance training in befor thinking of enlisting in the marines.

September 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm
(97) Jabria says:

Can women be Marine Snipers?

November 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm
(98) Semperfidelis says:

Hey I was reading through all of these comments and I would just like to applaud The Sarge for all the answers and help he is giving, really it means a lot and it also has helped answer a lot of MY questions about enlisting to become a member of the Marine Corps Scout Snipers.

December 29, 2011 at 9:27 am
(99) Jay says:

I’m and to want enlist in scout sniper training really badly!
how do i go about doing it !?
please help me out

December 29, 2011 at 9:34 am
(100) Jay says:

sorry*
I’m 18 and want to enlist in scout sniper training!
how do i go about enlisting?

February 28, 2012 at 1:37 am
(101) Justice says:

My name is justice and i will love to be a goup so if i go i will be brawd

May 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm
(102) Michael says:

All branches are different. They are used for different ops, require different training, and contain different mission packages. Trying to compare any of the branches is like comparing a hamburger to an apple. It just doesn’t work.

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January 17, 2013 at 10:48 am
(105) Marine in the making says:

I have a question. Are women not allowed to be a USMC Sniper? I’m 14 years old turning 15 this year and I’ve wanted to be a USMC Sniper sence I was 12 years old. I have a brother-in-law that is a former Marine, but he won’t give me any info on anything having to do with the Military because he says it’s a bad idea and I won’t like it once I’m in. He’s never told me I couldn’t make it in…in fact he’s told me I’m more then capable to make the Marines. all this to say, I need more info!
Reply please!
~Marine in the making

August 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm
(106) Brooks says:

I have always wanted to be in the military but since middle school I’ve wanted to be a marine and now these past couple years I have wanted to become a marine scout sniper but I want to go to college first but don’t really care for becoming an officer. Do I just sign up like any other marine would. And I was also wondering if I needed to join ROTC because I am not a big fan of it. Btw I am 16 going to the 11th grade.
Please reply!!

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(107) fire assessments says:

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November 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm
(108) Brendon McTighe says:

This is a wonderful blog, I am in the 11th grade, and want to be a Marine Scout Sniper. I wanted to learn more about Scout Snipers, and know withb all this information I have it.

December 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm
(109) chris says:

i think that being a sniper is the best because being in the infantry and killing people isn’t the same as being alone and sniping. I am not just saying killing people is the difference. m saying that when you are in infantry you do get to work with your team but what ever happens, happens because you are a team. When you are a sniper. whatever you do is because of YOU. not a whole team although being a sniper can be lonely, you play an important role.

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