Accession Number:

ADA504303

Title:

A Needed Change for the Scout Sniper Platoon

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE