United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper (MOS0317, formerly 8541) is a secondary MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) 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.
A USMC Scout Sniper is a Marine, highly skilled in fieldcraft and marksmanship, who can deliver long-range precision fire on selected targets, from concealed positions.
A USMC Scout Sniper Team is a detachment of one or more sniper teams performing an assigned task of engaging selected targets, targets of opportunity, collecting and reporting information, or a combination of all, contributing to the accomplishment of the supported unit's mission.
(Tribune News Service) — A Camp Lejuene Marine has been awarded the highest non-combat honor for his heroic efforts at a Surf City beach in 2019 ... McDonald, a scout sniper currently serving with the 2d Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6), 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV), and was awarded the medal during a ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune.
On Wednesday, a Camp LejueneMarine was awarded the highest non-combat honor for his heroic efforts at a Surf City beach in 2019 ... McDonald, a scout sniper currently serving with the 2d Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6), 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV), and was awarded the medal during a ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune.
"In the formal ScoutSniper curriculum, Marines are only trained on the ... Hathcock, who helped build and shape the modern MarineCorps Scout Sniper program with his former commanding officer, Land, and others, held a similar view, considering numbers and records largely meaningless.
Wind speed and direction, which can change suddenly and inexplicably, are particularly important because they account for most missed shots, US MarineCorpsScoutSniper instructor Staff Sgt ... A Marine Corps sniper previously told Insider about a shot he took in training that involved putting a bullet in a target 2,300 meters away.
DOVER — Before starting White BirchArmory owner Sean Manning became a Purple Heart recipient after eight years in the U.S.Marines with multiple tours in Iraq as a reconnaissance marine and scout sniper ... When he left the private sector firearms industry to open his own business in 2014, he always had a clear vision for what it could become ... .
An unidentified MarineCorps sniper in Vietnam. Marine Corps The Marine Corps celebrated the history of the M40 sniper rifle with Redfield scope at Camp Lejeune. The M40 rifle was the same type of weapon used by Marine sniper Sgt ... Mawhinney is the deadliest sniper in Marine Corps history, with 103 confirmed kills.
As Insider previously reported in a post on MarineCorpsScout Snipers, a clean, fresh-looking ghillie suit could get the sniper killed in combat ... A Marine Corps Scout Sniper is actually credited with successfully sneaking up on a target and getting two shots off in a training exercise wearing nothing but a brightly-colored safety vest.
My last year on active duty was spent working at the 1st MarineDivisionScoutSniper school, where there was a long history of Marines unofficially using the Nazi SS logo -- a logo that many snipers ridiculously claimed stood only for "Scout Sniper.".
MarineCorps, where he served as a machine gunner and scout sniper for four years. While deployed to Iraq, Stayskal was critically wounded by heavy sniper fire, sustaining a gunshot wound striking his left lung and exiting his back.
Joshua Coulter, a MarineCorpsScoutSniper instructor, recently told Insider... "I got 16 rounds off that night as fast as I could fire the weapon," Mawhinney said in an interview for a documentary on Marine scout snipers ... There is a lot that modern-day Marine scout snipers can learn from legends like Mawhinney, England, and Hathcock.
Before I became a NavySEAL, I was a ReconMarine and scout sniper, having risen to the rank of sergeant ... Prior to BUD/S, my time in Marine Recon taught me how to lead a team, and I foolishly and arrogantly believed I could spot who would make a great SEAL.