A Marine Scout Sniper Takes-Out Taliban Sniper….One Shot One Kill

These young men are some of the most well trained individuals in the military, it’s not about taking a leisurely stroll out in the bush and shooting someone. The STA has to get in place, verify the target and wait for the order to shoot. You have to be highly disciplined and extremely well trained to do this kind of job.
U.S. Marines with Surveillance Target Acquisition Team (STA), 1st Battalion, 6th Marines hold an observation post atop a hill in Sangin, Afghanistan on Sept. 30, 2011. The Marines get positive identification of a person of interest and engage him. One kill.
United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper (MOS 0317, formerly 8541) is a secondary MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) designator of U.S. Marine Corps infantrymen and reconnaissance Marines that have graduated from a U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. Scout Snipers must earn the rank of Lance Corporal, be selected by their battalion to join the scout-sniper platoon, and complete an approved scout-sniper course in order to receive this designation. 
A USMC Scout Sniper is a Marine, highly skilled in field-craft and marksmanship, who can deliver long-range precision fire on selected targets, from concealed positions. A USMC Scout Sniper Team is a detachment of one or more sniper teams performing an assigned task of engaging selected targets, targets of opportunity, collecting and reporting information, or a combination of all, contributing to the accomplishment of the supported unit’s mission.

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