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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

Inside the Marine Corps' New Recon Sniper Course

For decades, the only way to join the Marines’ proud fraternity of elite snipers was through the grueling Scout Sniper Course. From basic grunts to Recon Marines, the one-size-fits-all introduction to sniper tactics has been a test of mettle for generations.

Now, there is another path. Coffee or Die Magazine followed 10 students as they went through the Corps’ first-ever Reconnaissance Sniper Course. Designed by an elite cadre of Recon instructors, the nine-week course trains Recon Marines in the art of sniping, from basic fundamentals to advanced urban sniper tactics.

If they are successful, they’ll be the first Marines to earn the title 'Recon Sniper'. READ the full story here:

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