March 26, 2019 – In Breaking News – Army Times
Snipers from around the world tested their skills last week in intense events meant to look, feel and sound like combat.
The U.S. Army Special Operations Command International had 21 teams moving and shooting through a series of events designed to push competitors in their sniper and reconnaissance tactical skills.
Teams from the Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard also competed in the event March 17-22 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
But in the end it was the soldiers who won the top awards.
(See highlights from the 2019 USASOC International Sniper Competition in Action! Courtesy of USAJFKSWCS and YouTube. Posted on Mar 22, 2019.)
The top two places went to snipers from USASOC.
The Marine Corps team came in third.
The teams represented these organizations:
- 1st, 3rd, 7th, 10th, 19th, and 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
- 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps
- Marine Corps Special Operations Forces Advanced Sniper Course
- Marine Corps Scout Sniper
- Naval Special Warfare
- Unites States Coast Guard
- 1st Premier Regiment de Parachutistes d’Infanterie de Marine, France
- Kommando Spezialkräfte, Germany
- Army Ranger Wing, Ireland
- 9th Paratroopers Assault Regiment, Italy
- International Special Training Center
The shooters competed with their own sniper rifles, firing either 7.62 mm or 5.56 mm, their own carbines with 5.56 mm, and their own pistols in a variety of calibers.
They not only competed against each other and but against time limits, from four to eight minutes per event, with a limited quantity of ammo.
(See more USASOC International Sniper Competition. Courtesy of USAJFKSWCS and YouTube. Posted on Mar 25, 2019.)
The events change each year of the competition, each one designed by instructors from the Special Forces Sniper Course.
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