Fort Moore

U.S. Army Fort Moore and The Maneuver Center of Excellence

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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 that traces back to the Revolutionary War. Upon completion of training, you will be a member of that heritage. However, it takes a particular type of soldier to meet the challenge and continue this proud tradition. The standard is set high, and 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 over-watch of NAIs, occupation of and operations in support by fire positions, and disruption of enemy operations.

Course Scope

The Sniper Course trains selected individuals assigned to sniper positions in the skills necessary to deliver long-range precision fire and the collection of battlefield information. Soldiers will receive training in three significant areas:
"Fieldcraft," which include advanced camouflage techniques, concealed movement, target detection, range estimation, and terrain utilization (Macro and Micro), intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), relevant reporting procedures, sniper tactics.
"Advanced marksmanship" includes engagements of known and unknown distances, stationary and moving targets, during daylight, and limited visibility with varying weather conditions.
Finally, "Employment" of snipers includes advising, training management, combat orders, and command and control to ensure mission accomplishment without compromise as per the supported unit Commander intent in all operational venues.

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