MIL USMC Scout Sniper

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  1. Casino

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    I'm interested in being a scout sniper in the Marines after I graduate college. I read a little about it online. I don't have perfect vision, but I don't need to wear glasses. Do you need to have perfect vision to be a scout sniper? If I do, will the Marines pay for laser eye surgury? I heard the Army does for some of their soldiers.

    I'm physically in shape, but I was wondering how hard it would be to become a scout sniper compared to other MOS's.
     
  2. Mangos

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    dont you have to be picked to be one? :dunno:
     
  3. I think so, I believe (this is coming from an AF guy) that is is part of Marine Recon (marine special forces) and are kinda hand picked for the job
     
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    its true. I saw it in jarhead. :wiggle:
     
  5. 9volt

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    There are two ways to do it:

    1. Qualify as a Recon Marine, then you can volunteer for scout/sniper school.

    2. From your infantry battalion, you can volunteer to join a scout/sniper platoon. S/S platoons run indoctrinations annually and pull in personnel who have volunteered from the BN.
     
  6. Pusan

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    Tell your DI you wnat to be Scout Sniper Ranger SEAL.
     
  7. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    well fuck if it's in the movies it must be real:hsugh:
     
  8. Casino

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    how is it one of the worst jobs in the military?
     
  9. Casino

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    Is there anyway I can be in the Marine Reserves while in college without getting deployed? I wouldn't want my college schedule messed up with a deployment, but once I graduate, I would want to go active duty and wouldn't mind getting deployed then. I just wanted to start training in college without messing up my schedule.
     
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    i thought kidhero already answered 11ty zillion of your questions
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Can you imagine moving from one position to another 200 yards away, but you can't stand up, or crouch...
     
  12. Casino

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    I dont want to be an officer yet, I want to start out as enlisted.
     
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    But I will be an officer right out of college. I want to start out after college as enlisted active duty, and become an officer later. I understand what you are saying how I'll be enlisted during college, and be an officer when I graduate, but I want to start out as enlisted after I graduate in active duty.
     
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    Hours? Try days in some cases.
     
  15. Pusan

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    Please stay the fuck away. Theres too many Marines in my unit who come in and not give a shit and are just using this as a crutch to go to OCS, even some come and try to go to OCS before they go to SOI. They bring their laptops into the field to do homework and then just bitch at how much schoolwork they have.

    Now some of these guys who just want to tell the girls at the college party that "YEAH BABY I DEFEND YOUR FREEDOM" are deploying with me are making excuses to try and get out of it risking sending in alternates who already have gone before and are trying to really start their lives out. They are cancerous shitbags who want nothing to do with the Marine corps other than the title and to be able to say that they were Enlisted Mustangs when they go to their unit.

    You dont want to deploy, dont enlist in the Marines. You enlist, you WILL deploy

    Im 21 years old and I've gotten about 1/2 a semester under my belt. It will be another year before I can think about college. It's the Marines first, college 2nd.
     
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    the army has 'scout snipers' as well in regular inf batts, its called HHC (headquarters and headquarters commodities) or w/e. they are scouts, instead of regular patrols they get to go and set up OPs and not see shit except for people herding sheep. gay. this war is not exactly fun for snipers, intel is next to none and even regular infantry platoons get 1 m14 per squad and one m24 per platoon soo... i definatly don't think you know what this war is like.
     
  17. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    i already told you what contract to get

    i already told you if you're afraid to leave for WAR don't fucking join

    i already told you COLLEGE WILL NOT BE YOUR PRIORITY, it's hard shit juggling the Corps, school, and work

    and scout sniper is indeed one of the shittiest jobs; it sounds cool as shit but you just lie there for days

    either you grow the fuck up and listen or just go back and finish college and worry about all this boy scouts shit afterwards.
     

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