To be eligible to be trained as a Marine sniper,you mustscore at least 100 on the General Technical (GT) section of the ASVAB,which evaluates your knowledge and potential in fields such as mathematical reasoning and mechanical comprehension. 5 Have a current Secret clearance,or be eligible to obtain one.
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How do I become a scout sniper in the Marines?
Scout Snipers receive specialized marksman training at the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. The Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is currently considered a secondary MOS, meaning it is not open to new recruits. Learn more about how you could one day work as a Scout Sniper (MOS 0317) for the Marine Corps.
What is a Marine sniper course?
Marine sniper courses actually cover training for two roles, snipers and spotters. Depending on your skills and your unit needs, you may train and/or serve as one or both. A sniper makes precision fires on selected targets, often from long ranges.
Where do Scout Snipers get their marksman training?
Scout Snipers receive specialized marksman training at the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. The Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is currently considered a secondary MOS, meaning it is not open to new recruits.
How long does it take to become a sniper?
Snipers need to be able to work on their own. You have to be independent, you know, so when you’re not with your unit you need to be able to make sound decisions on your own without having to call up, ‘What should I do here?’ or ‘Should I shoot this guy or what?’ The Marine Scout Sniper program is a two-month course.