A Marine Corps Scout Sniper (MOS 0317) is heavily relied upon during combat operations.
Their ability to engage individual targets without collateral damage to civilian lives, other troops, or property is invaluable.
Scout Snipers are experts in enemy surveillance, marksmanship, as well as stealth and concealment.
Marine Corps Scout Snipers generally have two roles:
The first is to utilize precision weapons to deny the enemy freedom of movement or disrupt operations by targeting important personnel like commanders and radio operators.
“Hard targets,” equipment like communications and armored vehicles, are also targeted by training Marine Corps snipers.
Secondly, Scout Snipers must perform reconnaissance and surveillance operations for their battalion.
Military Duties Translated:
Respond immediately to citizen calls for assistance and to alarms triggered at homes and businesses
Maintain a presence in the community that helps to deter crime and provide support to citizens
Help to secure crime scenes and ensure that evidence is not removed or tampered with
Act as a police presence at public events and provide security for municipal gatherings
Identify potential criminal activity or other hazardous situations and take the proper actions to protect citizens and property