Marine Corps

0317:Scout Sniper

Perform reconnaissance and intelligence gathering missions in remote areas with small teams. Scout snipers may be tasked with locating and extinguishing human targets in support of the Marine Corps mission. Additionally, they may be tasked with training other Marines that are in attendance of the scout sniper program.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat


Military Duties:

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

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Law Enforcement