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United States Army Sniper Course

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Welcome to the United States Army Sniper Course
When you volunteer to undergo Sniper training, you accept one of the most demanding challenges the Army has to offer. Snipers have a proud heritage, which can be traced back to the Revolutionary War. Upon completion of your training, you will be a member of that heritage. It takes a special type of Soldier to meet the challenge and continue this proud tradition. The highest standard has already been set; it is now up to you to meet the challenge. The Purpose of Sniper Training is to train individuals to perform Sniper missions in a combat environment to include: precision fires on enemy personnel and equipment, intelligence gathering, counter-sniper operations, infiltration and overwatch of NAIs, occupation of and operations in support by fire positions, ballistic interdiction of IEDs, and disruption of enemy operations.