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Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines take a break from their Scout Sniper course taught by Scout Snipers at Marine Expeditionary Camp Pohang (MEC-P) during Korean Intergrated Training Program (KITP). KITP is a one and a half month joint training in conjunction with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines that takes place in Pohang, Korea, Marine Expeditionary Camp Pohang (MEC-P)

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines take a break from their Scout Sniper c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mec-Pohang Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Marcus D Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines take a break from their Scout Sniper course taught by Scout Snipers at Marine Expeditionary Camp Pohang (MEC-P) during Korean Intergrated Training Program (KITP). KITP is a one and a half month joint training in conjunction with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines that takes place in Pohang, Korea, Marine Expeditionary Camp Pohang (MEC-P)

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines take a break from their Scout Sniper c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mec-Pohang Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Marcus D. Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Brandon Sene (foreground) a Scout Snipers attached with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, carries his sniper rifle and field phone as he prepares to assist USMC Marines assigned to Delta/Company, 1ST Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), 1ST Marine Division, at a staging area in Northern Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Brandon Sene (foreground) a Scou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew P. Roufs, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Scout Snipers with Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, California, secure a traffic control point 15 miles south of the presidential palace, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Scout Snipers with Charlie Company, 1ST Battali...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. Reed, USMC Rele... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Scout Snipers with Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, California, secure a traffic control point 15 miles south of the presidential palace, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Scout Snipers with Charlie Company, 1ST Battali...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. Reed, USMC Rele... More

US Army (USA) Corporal (CPL) Greg Wendorff (front), US Marine Corps (USMC) CPL Brian Martin (middle) and USMC Lance Corporal (LCPL) Brandon Wittwer, Scout Snipers from the Headquarters and Service Company (HQSC), Scout Sniper Platoon, 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines stationed at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (HI), perform a 360-security hault during Exercise Northern Edge 04, at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska (AK)

US Army (USA) Corporal (CPL) Greg Wendorff (front), US Marine Corps (U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jo... More

Scout Snipers with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion,

Scout Snipers with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion,

Scout Snipers with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, take part in a night operation, Dec. 5. Two teams of snipers have recently taken on duties of a Quick Reactionary Force instead of their usua... More

Scout snipers from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU)

Scout snipers from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 11th M...

KUANTAN, Malaysia (Dec. 17, 2008) Scout snipers from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) participate in a stalking exercise with snipers from the Malaysian arm... More

Chief Warrant Officer 2 J.C. Knight, a student in the

Chief Warrant Officer 2 J.C. Knight, a student in the

Chief Warrant Officer 2 J.C. Knight, a student in the Infantry Weapons Officers Course, gives his shooter adjustments during sniper training June 15. The sniper training is part of the seven months Infantry Wea... More

Scout snipers from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing

Scout snipers from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing

Scout snipers from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit participate in a stalking exercise with snipers from the Malaysian army during Kilat Eagle, a bilateral training ex... More

Afghan National Army Sgt. Dunya Gul, a squad leader

Afghan National Army Sgt. Dunya Gul, a squad leader

Afghan National Army Sgt. Dunya Gul, a squad leader with 2nd Tolai, 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 215th Corps, looks through his Leopold Mark 4 telescopic sight during advance marksmanship training here, Feb. 24. Th... More

Marines enrolled in the Scout Snipers Team Leaders'

Marines enrolled in the Scout Snipers Team Leaders'

Marines enrolled in the Scout Snipers Team Leaders' Course synchronize their watches as they begin their 10 minutes preparation time during a stalk exercise at Camp Barrett on April 12. During the prep time the... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jakob Caal, front, radio operator

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jakob Caal, front, radio operator

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jakob Caal, front, radio operator with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, runs his ghillie suit through the mud and water on Forward Operating Bas... More

Scout snipers enrolled in the Team Leaders course crowd

Scout snipers enrolled in the Team Leaders course crowd

Scout snipers enrolled in the Team Leaders course crowd around a terrain model during a missions brief by the team leader during a week-long exercise at Camp Barrett on April 25. Once the team leader has develo... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Lukess Sos, primary shooter

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Lukess Sos, primary shooter

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Lukess Sos, primary shooter with Sniper Team 2, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, looks through the scope on his M40 sniper rifle during a reconnaissance... More

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 lands on Forward Operating Base Jackson, Helmand province, Afghanistan June 26, 2012. The Osprey transported Rahmatullah Rashidi,... More

Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st

Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st

Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6 exit a compound in Agha Ahmad, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2012. The Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon and their ... More

Scout snipers engage, learn art of leadership

Scout snipers engage, learn art of leadership

Lance Cpl. Brandon Sleeman, a scout sniper with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and native of Friendship, Wis., relays radio communications to scout sniper teams atop a building during a scout sniper leaders... More

U.S. Marine Scout Snipers from Weapons Company, 1st

U.S. Marine Scout Snipers from Weapons Company, 1st

U.S. Marine Scout Snipers from Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division prepare a Special Application Service rifle for a known and unknown distance range with coalition members ... More

Jason Mann, president of the Marine Corps Scout Sniper

Jason Mann, president of the Marine Corps Scout Sniper

Jason Mann, president of the Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association, presents a LARUE PredatOBR 7.62 rifle to Sgt. David Mortensen on Jan. 14, 2014. Mortensen was the first to receive the Marine Corps Scout Snip... More

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force aims at his target from the 300 yard-line while conducting scout sniper training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 31, 2014. I... More

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force clips vegetation to camouflage his ghillie suit while conducting a stalk exercise with 1st Marine Division Schools during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp P... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Johnathan Rodriguez, team leader,

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Johnathan Rodriguez, team leader,

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Johnathan Rodriguez, team leader, Scout Snipers Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6), 2nd Marine Division, looks through an M8541 scout snip... More

Talon Exercise

Talon Exercise

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Phillip Lilly, scout sniper chief, Scout Sniper Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conducts a fire mission with an M107 sp... More

Lance Cpl. Isaac Howard, a scout with Scout  Sniper

Lance Cpl. Isaac Howard, a scout with Scout Sniper

Lance Cpl. Isaac Howard, a scout with Scout Sniper Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, sights in an M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, during a dry run for aerial engagement train... More

Marines and Sailors from Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion,

Marines and Sailors from Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion,

Marines and Sailors from Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division participated in several live-fire exercises July 21-22 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The service members were part of th... More

Cpl. Rafael A. Dehoyos, left, a San Antonio, Texas,

Cpl. Rafael A. Dehoyos, left, a San Antonio, Texas,

Cpl. Rafael A. Dehoyos, left, a San Antonio, Texas, native, fires an M40A5 sniper rifle Aug. 17 at the Central Training Area in Okinawa, Japan. The Marines sometimes use natural or inanimate objects to stabiliz... More

Sgt. Tyler J. Fox spots targets down range in preparation

Sgt. Tyler J. Fox spots targets down range in preparation

Sgt. Tyler J. Fox spots targets down range in preparation of an unknown distance qualification range August 18 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, during Exercise Koolendong 14. The ... More

A Marine with Scout Snipers Platoon, Weapons Company,

A Marine with Scout Snipers Platoon, Weapons Company,

A Marine with Scout Snipers Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security for the USS Iwo Jima, at sea, Dec. 27, 2014. Th... More

Scout sniper candidates with Scout Sniper Platoon,

Scout sniper candidates with Scout Sniper Platoon,

Scout sniper candidates with Scout Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment look through their viewing optics while conducting an observation lane exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., ... More

Corporal Barton Harmon, a scout with Scout Sniper Platoon,

Corporal Barton Harmon, a scout with Scout Sniper Platoon,

Corporal Barton Harmon, a scout with Scout Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, crawls through a flooded field to get into a firing position during a stalking exercise in the vic... More

Sergeant Phillip S. Lilly, right, a scout sniper with

Sergeant Phillip S. Lilly, right, a scout sniper with

Sergeant Phillip S. Lilly, right, a scout sniper with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives a safety brief prior to a live-fire exerci... More

Students with the Marine Scout Sniper School, Advanced

Students with the Marine Scout Sniper School, Advanced

Students with the Marine Scout Sniper School, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, conduct a known-distance course of fire at Hathcock Range, Stone Bay, Feb. 8, 2016. Students will fir... More

A Dutch Marine with the 2nd Marine Combat Group, Recon

A Dutch Marine with the 2nd Marine Combat Group, Recon

A Dutch Marine with the 2nd Marine Combat Group, Recon Sniper Troop clears a hallway during an exchange with U.S. Marine scout snipers from 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 14, 2016... More

Tom Kilgannon, left, the president of Freedom Alliance,

Tom Kilgannon, left, the president of Freedom Alliance,

Tom Kilgannon, left, the president of Freedom Alliance, presents an Action Trackchair to Sgt. Kelby Price (Ret.) during a ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 7, 2016. Price was a reconnaissance Marine with 3rd... More

USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 20, 2016) Cpl. Michael

USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 20, 2016) Cpl. Michael

USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 20, 2016) Cpl. Michael Sleeting, right, provides security for Cpl. Tyler Shaffran, left, while he sends information to his command in a makeshift urban environment aboard USS Somers... More

Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryce Meeker attempts to find scout snipers during Exercise Forest Light 17-1 in Somagahara, Japan.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryce Meeker attempts to find scout snipers du...

SOMAGAHARA, Japan (Mar. 10, 2017) Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryce Meeker attempts to find scout snipers during Exercise Forest Light 17-1 in Somagahara, Japan. Forest Light is designed to maintain readiness and i... More

U.S. Marines insert into Sekiyama, Japan, via Japanese

U.S. Marines insert into Sekiyama, Japan, via Japanese

U.S. Marines insert into Sekiyama, Japan, via Japanese CH-46 during exercise Forest Light March 13, 2017. Forest Light is one of various bi-lateral training opportunities conducted by JGSD and deployed U.S. Mar... More

A Marine fires an M2 .50 caliber machine gun at a target

A Marine fires an M2 .50 caliber machine gun at a target

A Marine fires an M2 .50 caliber machine gun at a target during a live-fire range at Fort A.P. Hill, VA., April 25, 2017. The Marines participated in the training to improve their proficiency and accuracy with ... More

LCpl. Zachary Radack, 21, from Aliso Viejo, Calif.,

LCpl. Zachary Radack, 21, from Aliso Viejo, Calif.,

LCpl. Zachary Radack, 21, from Aliso Viejo, Calif., professionally instructed gunman with Regimental Surveillance and Target Acquisition Company, 1st Marine Regiment, adjusts his ghillie suit in preparation for... More

Sgt. Randy Robles, Quantico Scout Sniper School instructor

Sgt. Randy Robles, Quantico Scout Sniper School instructor

Sgt. Randy Robles, Quantico Scout Sniper School instructor and Marine Corps Systems Command liaison, explains the features of the Mk13 Mod 7 Sniper Rifle during training aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virgi... More

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Alex Romanov, a rifleman with

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Alex Romanov, a rifleman with

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Alex Romanov, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, makes his way up Kansas Tower hill during a scout sniper indoctrination course, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 11, 2018.... More

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Miles Wedeking, a rifleman with

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Miles Wedeking, a rifleman with

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Miles Wedeking, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conducts a 500 meter swim during a scout sniper indoctrination course, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 11, 2018. The da... More

Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader

Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader

Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, posts security during embassy reinforcement training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan,... More

Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader

Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader

Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, posts security during reconnaissance and surveillance training at Camp Hansen, Okina... More

A Royal Thai Marine laughs following a live fire event

A Royal Thai Marine laughs following a live fire event

A Royal Thai Marine laughs following a live fire event of Cobra Gold 19, Camp Ban Chan Khrem, Khao Khitchakut District, Thailand, Feb. 13, 2019. Exercise Cobra Gold demonstrates the commitment of the Kingdom of... More

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2,

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2,

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and a U.K. Royal Marine commando review planning during exercise Valhalla in Blåtind Training Center, Norway, June 14, 201... More

A U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper with Marine Rotational

A U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper with Marine Rotational

A U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, camouflages his cover during exercise Valhalla in Setermoen, Norway, June 17, 2019. Valhalla enhances ... More

A U.S. Marine with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, fires a M40A6 Sniper Rifle at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 27, 2019, du... More

U.S. Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion,

U.S. Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion,

U.S. Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, conduct call-for-fire drills at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 27, 2019, d... More

One Shot, One Kill: Reserve Marines Prepare for their Deployment to the Pacific Region at ITX 5-19

One Shot, One Kill: Reserve Marines Prepare for their Deployment to th...

Photo illustration of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Matthew Janzen, a scout sniper team leader with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, participating in Integrated Training ... More

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance Training Company, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, fire M40A6 sniper rifles during a live-fire exercise on Range 223B on... More

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Norman Ballard, a student with

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Norman Ballard, a student with

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Norman Ballard, a student with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance Training Company, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, applies camouflage face paint at ... More

Chief Warrant Officer 2 ED Brickert, , a student in

Chief Warrant Officer 2 ED Brickert, , a student in

Chief Warrant Officer 2 ED Brickert, , a student in the Infantry Weapons Officers Course, shoots at a target 412- meters down rang June 15. The sniper training is part of the seven months Infantry Weapons Train... More

Lieutenant Col. William H. Vivian, the commanding officer

Lieutenant Col. William H. Vivian, the commanding officer

Lieutenant Col. William H. Vivian, the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, renders a final salute to Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt of San Antonio Oct. 13, after a memorial service honorin... More

A scout sniper with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing

A scout sniper with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing

A scout sniper with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit lays in the bushes during a stalking exercise with snipers from the Malaysian army during Kilat Eagle, a bilatera... More

A Marine enrolled in the Scout Sniper Team Leaders'

A Marine enrolled in the Scout Sniper Team Leaders'

A Marine enrolled in the Scout Sniper Team Leaders' Course applies camouflage to his ghillie suit during his 10 minutes of preparation time during a stalk exercise at Camp Barrett on April 12. Vegetation select... More

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Leon Clare, Corpsman

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Leon Clare, Corpsman

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Leon Clare, Corpsman with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, runs his ghillie suit through the mud and water on Forward Operating B... More

Scout snipers enrolled in the Team Leaders course prepare

Scout snipers enrolled in the Team Leaders course prepare

Scout snipers enrolled in the Team Leaders course prepare to land during a week-long exercise at Camp Barrett on April 25. With only a few hours of sleep a day, the exercise tests the mental and physical capabi... More

U.S. Marine Corps Scout Snipers with Sniper Team 2,

U.S. Marine Corps Scout Snipers with Sniper Team 2,

U.S. Marine Corps Scout Snipers with Sniper Team 2, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6 conduct a reconnaissance patrol out of Patrol Base Hanjar Yak in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghan... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gabriel Montoya, a scout

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gabriel Montoya, a scout

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gabriel Montoya, a scout sniper with Sniper Team 2, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, lands in a canal after attempting to jump over it while on patrol i... More

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Paul Ozmer, left, the inspector

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Paul Ozmer, left, the inspector

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Paul Ozmer, left, the inspector general for Regional Command (Southwest), shakes hands with Maj. Jonathan Holder, the executive officer for 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental ... More

Staff Sgt. Gregory Mullins, explosive ordinance disposal

Staff Sgt. Gregory Mullins, explosive ordinance disposal

Staff Sgt. Gregory Mullins, explosive ordinance disposal team leader, looks through a set of binoculars from a rooftop in Agha Ahmad, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2012. The Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, Alpha Com... More

U.S. Marine Scout Snipers from Weapons Company, 1st

U.S. Marine Scout Snipers from Weapons Company, 1st

U.S. Marine Scout Snipers from Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division prepare a Special Application Service rifle for a known and unknown distance range with coalition members ... More

Sgt. David Mortensen poses for a photo with an M40

Sgt. David Mortensen poses for a photo with an M40

Sgt. David Mortensen poses for a photo with an M40 A5 rifle in an undated photograph at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms, Calif. Mortensen was the first winner of the Marine Corps Scout Sniper... More

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force log

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force log

Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force log their shots from the 100 yard-line while conducting scout sniper training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 31, 2014. Iron ... More

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force uses vegetation to camouflage his ghillie suit while conducting a stalk exercise with 1st Marine Division Schools during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pe... More

Lance Cpl. Edwin Centofanti, a scout with Scout Sniper

Lance Cpl. Edwin Centofanti, a scout with Scout Sniper

Lance Cpl. Edwin Centofanti, a scout with Scout Sniper platoon, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, sights in an M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, during a dry run for aerial engagement tr... More

Marines and Sailors from Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion,

Marines and Sailors from Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion,

Marines and Sailors from Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division participated in several live-fire exercises July 21-22 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The service members were part of th... More

Lance Cpl. Seth M. Richardson, a Carbondale, Illinois,

Lance Cpl. Seth M. Richardson, a Carbondale, Illinois,

Lance Cpl. Seth M. Richardson, a Carbondale, Illinois, native, prepares to fire an M40A5 sniper rifle Aug. 17 at the Central Training Area in Okinawa, Japan. The M40A5 rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle with a... More

Sgt. Tyler J. Fox, left, spots targets down range in

Sgt. Tyler J. Fox, left, spots targets down range in

Sgt. Tyler J. Fox, left, spots targets down range in preparation for an unknown distance qualification range August 18 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, during Exercise Koolendong ... More

Marines with Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, Weapons Company,

Marines with Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, Weapons Company,

Marines with Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, observe nearby vessels while aboard the USS Iwo Jima, at sea,... More

A scout sniper candidate with Scout Sniper Platoon,

A scout sniper candidate with Scout Sniper Platoon,

A scout sniper candidate with Scout Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment looks through his viewing optic while conducting an observation lane exercise, aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., ... More

Corporal Barton Harmon, a scout with Scout Sniper Platoon,

Corporal Barton Harmon, a scout with Scout Sniper Platoon,

Corporal Barton Harmon, a scout with Scout Sniper Platoon, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment crawls through a flooded field during a stalking exercise in the vicinity of SR-10 aboard Camp Leje... More

A soldier with the Jordanian Armed Forces sights through

A soldier with the Jordanian Armed Forces sights through

A soldier with the Jordanian Armed Forces sights through an HK-417 rifle during a bilateral live-fire exercise with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines during Exercise Eager Lion 2015 in Jordan, May 7, 2015.... More

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. David P. Mortensen, a Scout

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. David P. Mortensen, a Scout

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. David P. Mortensen, a Scout Sniper Instructor with the Marine Scout Sniper School, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, assists students as they conduct a known-... More

Dutch Marines with the 2nd Marine Combat Group, Recon

Dutch Marines with the 2nd Marine Combat Group, Recon

Dutch Marines with the 2nd Marine Combat Group, Recon Sniper Troop work their way through a building, clearing all rooms during an exchange with U.S. Marine scout snipers from 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion aboar... More

Sgt. Kelby Price (Ret.), left, a former reconnaissance

Sgt. Kelby Price (Ret.), left, a former reconnaissance

Sgt. Kelby Price (Ret.), left, a former reconnaissance Marine with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, listens to a speech at a ceremony to present him with an Action Trackchair at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 7, 2016. P... More

USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 20, 2016) Cpl. Tyler Shaffran

USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 20, 2016) Cpl. Tyler Shaffran

USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 20, 2016) Cpl. Tyler Shaffran rehearses maneuvering through a makeshift low-light urban environment aboard the USS Somerset (LPD 25) Oct. 20, 2016.By operating in small teams and fo... More

A U.S. Marine runs to post security at Sekiyama, Japan,

A U.S. Marine runs to post security at Sekiyama, Japan,

A U.S. Marine runs to post security at Sekiyama, Japan, during exercise Forest Light March 13, 2017. Forest Light is one of various bi-lateral training opportunities conducted by JGSD and deployed U.S. Marine f... More

A Marine clears an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during

A Marine clears an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during

A Marine clears an M2 .50 caliber machine gun during a live-fire range at Fort A.P. Hill, VA., April 25, 2017. The Marines participated in the training to improve their proficiency and accuracy with their weapo... More

LCpl. Derrick King, 22, from Kansas City, MO, professionally

LCpl. Derrick King, 22, from Kansas City, MO, professionally

LCpl. Derrick King, 22, from Kansas City, MO, professionally instructed gunman with Regimental Surveillance and Target Acquisition Company, 1st Marine Regiment, vegetates his ghillie suit in preparation for a m... More

Sgt. Randy Robles, Quantico Scout Sniper School instructor

Sgt. Randy Robles, Quantico Scout Sniper School instructor

Sgt. Randy Robles, Quantico Scout Sniper School instructor and Marine Corps Systems Command liaison, demonstrates the Mk13 Mod 7 Sniper Rifle during training aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. MCSC wi... More

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Curtis Brown, a machine gunner

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Curtis Brown, a machine gunner

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Curtis Brown, a machine gunner with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, flips a tire during a scout sniper indoctrination course, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 11, 2018. The overall goa... More

Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader

Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader

Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, looks for threats during embassy reinforcement training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Jap... More

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, posts security during reconnaissance and surveillance training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Ja... More

Lance Cpl. Logan D. Laughlin sights in with an M110

Lance Cpl. Logan D. Laughlin sights in with an M110

Lance Cpl. Logan D. Laughlin sights in with an M110 semi-automatic sniper system during a live fire event of Exercise Cobra Gold 19, Camp Ban Chan Khrem, Khao Khitchakut District, Thailand, Feb. 13, 2019. Exerc... More

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2,

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2,

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, applies camouflage paint during exercise Valhalla in Blåtind Training Center, Norway, June 14, 2019. Valhalla enhances th... More

A U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper with Marine Rotational

A U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper with Marine Rotational

A U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, camouflages his cover during exercise Valhalla in Setermoen, Norway, June 17, 2019. Valhalla enhances ... More

A U.S. Marine with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion,

A U.S. Marine with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, prepares to fire a M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms,... More

U.S. Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion,

U.S. Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion,

U.S. Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, conduct call-for-fire drills at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 27, 2019, d... More

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance

U.S. Marines with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance Training Company, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, fire M40A6 sniper rifles during a live-fire exercise on Range 223B on... More

A U.S. Marine with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance

A U.S. Marine with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance

A U.S. Marine with the Scout Sniper Course, Reconnaissance Training Company, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, applies camouflage face paint at the Scout Sniper Course classroom o... More

Chief Warrant Officer 2 J.C. Knight, a student in the

Chief Warrant Officer 2 J.C. Knight, a student in the

Chief Warrant Officer 2 J.C. Knight, a student in the Infantry Weapons Officers Course, is taught breathing techniques that will help him hit his targets June 15. The course familiarizes Knight and his fellow s... More

Gunnery Sgt. Jairo A. Fredonis, the 2nd Battalion,

Gunnery Sgt. Jairo A. Fredonis, the 2nd Battalion,

Gunnery Sgt. Jairo A. Fredonis, the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Scout Sniper Platoon commander, pays his final respects to Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt of San Antonio, a scout sniper, after a memorial... More

Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Iturrino, the Embedded Training

Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Iturrino, the Embedded Training

Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Iturrino, the Embedded Training Team staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, looks at distant rifle targets during advanced marksmanship training for... More

A Marine enrolled in the Scout Sniper Team Leaders'

A Marine enrolled in the Scout Sniper Team Leaders'

A Marine enrolled in the Scout Sniper Team Leaders' Course inches his way across the wooded terrain during a stalk exercise at Camp Barrett on April 12. The scout snipers use a technique called "skull dragging."

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jakob Caal, radio operator with

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jakob Caal, radio operator with

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jakob Caal, radio operator with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, walks through a puddle after running his ghillie suit through the mud and water... More

The team leader, enrolled in the Team Leaders course,

The team leader, enrolled in the Team Leaders course,

The team leader, enrolled in the Team Leaders course, signals his men to carry on after taking a few minutes to get accountability during a week-long exercise at Camp Barrett on April 25. The team patrols well ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gabriel Montoya, front

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gabriel Montoya, front

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gabriel Montoya, front left, scout sniper, takes an M40 sniper rifle from Lance Cpl. Lukess Sos, right, primary shooter for Sniper Team 2, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regime... More

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