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How do you become an army sniper?


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April 25, 2010 5:10PM

First you have to enlist in the army with one of the following mos' (mission occupation specialty) "job" 11 (infantry) 18 (special forces) 17 (cavalry scout). Your unit must be in demand of snipers and willing to send you to the army sniper course (5 weeks in length). Of course you must show your unit good marksmanship before they send you.


In the British army you ask for a course which is 9-8 weeks long depending where you do it. 1 week of lectures ( history ) tailoring your rifle and your Gillie suit fitness, 2nd week short 0-300 to mid 300-600 range shooting and test 3rd week long shoot and test 600-1100 4-8 week is exercises and skills training , camouflage and concealment, stalking , judging distance , map reading , navigation exercises and observation week 9 is test week on all 6 sniper skills including a written test.

ex army sniper six years Iraq and Afghanistan