Snipers.

What kind of man do you have to be to be a marksman?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Former sniper section leader here. The requirements for my guys were the following:
    >GT score of 100 or higher on the ASVAB (USASC requirement)
    >Expert marksmanship qualification in last 6 months (USASC requirement)
    >no UCMJ, discipline issues, or general fricked up shit going on
    >at least 80 or higher in every event on the ACFT (section average was a 550 total)
    >12 mile ruck with 35lbs dry under 2:45
    >pass a unit internal tryout/selection consisting of rucking, land nav, KIMS, basic target detection, marksmanship, and general smokefest hazing bullshit as a gut check
    Most of the skills involved in sniper work can be taught and you can reach the necessary physical performance levels with effort, but I also required that guys looking to get in meet the following more subjective criteria:
    >decent social skills and teamwork skills, but also the ability to work independently and without explicit guidance 24/7
    >ability to shut the frick up and get work done when needed without getting butthurt about it
    >not moronic (entirely separate from the GT requirement)
    >most critically: giving a frick about the job for its own sake instead of chasing the title of "sniper" for clout or to take coolguy pics for the gram or whatever the frick
    Note that I ran a section of snipers and not designated marksmen, who were usually just good shots in their respective squads who were assigned a DMR without training for or focusing on anything besides marksmanship.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >12 mile ruck with 35lbs dry under 2:45
      >2:45 minutes
      >165 seconds
      >13.75 seconds per mile
      > 261.818 miles per hour
      >faster than a F1 car

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        2 hours 45 minutes you fricking moron

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dangerously based moron

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not moronic (entirely separate from the GT requirement)
        Sorry anon, you aren't going to make the cut.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        2 hours 45 minutes you fricking moron

        Dangerously based moron

        >not moronic (entirely separate from the GT requirement)
        Sorry anon, you aren't going to make the cut.

        >a magical place

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I almost choked

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How much of the training is more recon / FAC type stuff?
      Is it common to have the sniper or spotter JTAC qualed?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >FAC
        >JTAC
        Lol dude, I was in a mechanized infantry unit. We were lucky to be able to send guys to the course we were required by MTOE to attend. I did force my guys to do the online JFOF course but that was about it. We wouldn't do shit like write actual reports like some sneaky RSLC type recon unit would but we would send up grids of important stuff on the battlefield, call for fire on juicy targets, provide on the ground recon of an area or target, that kind of thing.
        Depending on the unit you can end up doing more recon oriented stuff compared to simply shooting at people far away, especially if you get RSLC qualified or are in a brigade/division with a C troop/LRS or equivalent. YMMV though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      god damn this is the most underaged post i've seen in quite some time, go to /soc/ if you want to play pretend

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon a conventional line battalion sniper isn't a fricking green beret. By MTOE there's between 10 and 30 per battalion in every infantry battalion, depending on what type of BCT it's in. What's so unbelievable about this?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sociopathy, steady hands

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    profieciency in a recon role first
    the ability to shoot straight
    own initiative and intelligent enough that you don't need supervision

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A patient one.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    small wiener so it wont get in the way when laying on hard surfaces for hours straight

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really cool stoike guy

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good shot + pro at sneaking and hiding

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Patient
    Stress-resistant
    Cunning
    Sharp
    Sneaky
    Fit
    Sharp eyesight, even with all the tacticool eyepro with inserts to replace your everyday prescription goggles/sight correction you may not pass.
    Decent at maths and ballistics

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A very patient one

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be marksman
    >carry your poop in backpack
    smells bad man

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kek, if the enemy catches you with shit in your bag you're eating that with a side of your penis that was severed with a box cutter.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >lack of motherly love
    >touch of autism
    >burning desire to win approval from daddy surrogate/authority figure/commanding officer
    >lack or real world job prospects
    >asexual

    since u post on /k/ op u likely meet most of the requirements. best of luck!

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Type of guy who is willing to risk being buttfricked to death if you get caught.
    You are literally going to die from anal bleeding while some guy is gouging out your eyeballs with a knife.
    You are the scum of the earth only second to drone operators. But they are a safe distance from the enemy you aren't.
    Practice putting a gun in your mouth every day and hope for the best.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the scout snipers I knew when I was in were racist sociopaths it was awesome

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Countryman

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