Images: Marines take first step to become scout snipers [Image 1 of 9]
Photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
Lance Cpl. Samuel Richardson, a rifleman serving with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, and a native of Roseburg, Ore., runs with ammunition cans to his next objective during a combat fitness test on the third day of a scout sniper screener here, Jan. 9, 2013. Marines serving with the battalion volunteered to take the screener to have a chance of becoming part of the Scout Sniper Platoon. Upon passing the screener, Marines are selected to become a part of the platoon and are sent to Scout Sniper Basic Course once their command is confident they’re ready. The screener consists of various training exercises and performance evaluations including fitness tests, academic tests and land navigation over a period of four days with just a couple hours rest between days.
Date Posted:01.11.2013 20:20
Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US
Hometown:ROSEBURG, OR, US