Thread: Sniper school
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:30 PM
Tacky Tacky is offline
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Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post
The best (only?) MOS to become a sniper is 11B.
18 series as well.

Requirements for the Ft. Benning Basic Sniper Course (B4 course) are as follows:

1. Volunteer: Must be a volunteer with Commanders recommendation (Non-waiverable)
2. Rank: E-3 trough E-7 (All other ranks waiverable through the Course Convening Authority’s approval).
3. APFT: Minimum of 70% in each event in your age group (APFT will be given on class start date, and is Non-waiverable). Over 40 must have physical clearance for PT. NO PROFILES!
4. Physical exam: current physical exam within 2 years (previously 1 year)
5. Psychological Evaluation: Within 6 months (Non-waiverable)
6. CMF: 11B, 11M, and all 18 series (Non-waiverable)
7. GT SCORE: 100 or higher (Non-waiverable)
8. Weapons Qualification: Consistent Expert with M16A1/M16A2 rifle (Non-waiverable)
9. Retainability: 1 year minimum from course end date ( Non-waiverable)
10. Vision: 20/200 correctable to 20/20 Normal color vision (Non-waiverable)
11. Discipline: No history of drug or alcohol abuse. No history of disciplinary actions (Non-waiverable).
12. Dependable: Must be capable of working alone under adverse conditions for extended periods of time.
13. All students must be in accordance with AR 600-9.

Units will decide who they send to the course through a variety of means, typically try outs based on overall performance; attitude, job performance, shooting ability, physical ability, etc. There is no guarantee you will attend the course .. so if you enlist, I suggest you do so with the idea that you may not get to attend and be willing to suck it up and drive on. The Army makes no promises.

I would also advise you to worry more about learning how to be an infantryman before jumping on to the basic sniper course. Do not put the cart before the horse and do not let your ego get the better of you.

Enjoy the Army.
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