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i want to become a sniper in the army or marines were do i start i need help... age (17)
-- Adam miladin (Adammiladin@cox.net), October 01, 2003
Join the Marines. Sign up as a grunt (infantry). Shoot expert at the rifle range in boot camp. Good idea to graduate from boot camp in the top 10% of your platoon, too. IF there's an opening when you apply for sniper school, you MAY have a chance to get in. No guarantee you'll finish the school (Marine sniper school has a significant washout rate), but if you survive, you will be a sniper. Don't expect fun and games. A military sniper must be extremely disciplined.
-- Bob Chattin (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 13, 2003.
Go to the recruiter. Join the Marines and make sure you get an 03 (infantry) Military Ocupational Specialty (mos). once you're through boot camp and school of infantry, you'll be sent to your unit. From there, do a really outstanding job with your unit and when the Sniper's hold an indoc, try out for it. Better bring allot of heart, that's what they're looking for. Common sense won't hurt your cause either. If you get in a Scout Sniper platoon, they'll train you up and send you to Sniper school.
-- handout (email@example.com), October 02, 2003.