A Needed Change for the Scout Sniper Platoon
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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In Iraq, Marine Corps scout snipers have been widely and effectively used to kill the enemy. They are highly skilled warriors whose actions and capabilities displayed in combat are feared by the enemy. Scout snipers are a combat force multiplier for any unit, and their capability to provide precise, long-range fire has repeatedly proven itself on multiple battlefields. However, this success did not come easy. It was made possible by developing new tactics, techniques, and procedures that allowed the scout sniper to operate in the current environment. These tactics, techniques, and procedures need to be captured in current doctrine. Specifically, a scout sniper platoons task organization needs to be reorganized to capitalize on increased firepower and flexibility when operating on todays battlefield.
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