Doggies beat out Marines at Marine sniper school....

DozerB

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Confused how the one on the right succeeded in the course, let alone in anything in life, ever, with all of those visible tattoos.
 

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They passed the Army sniper school first, then competed against Marine newbie sniper candidates right from the fleet. Before we get all jiggy over this, this is like a couple of chefs from IHOP in a pancake cooking contest with dudes who've never made pancakes before. I call unfair advantage, Army disqualified, Marines win by default.

Kidding, of course. Well done Army.
 
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Ooh-Rah

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They passed the Army sniper school first, then competed against Marine newbie sniper candidates right from the fleet
God bless my beloved Corps for helping the Army correct the bad habits that their students come out of training with.
;-)
 

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That’s still very impressive. The scout sniper basic course is one of the hardest courses in the Marine Corps. It has a stupid high attrition rate.
 

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Confused how the one on the right succeeded in the course, let alone in anything in life, ever, with all of those visible tattoos.
Funny, some of the most competent and successful squad leaders, platoon sergeants and 1st Sgts I’ve known look like an art students canvas... no idea how all those dudes at CAG with two full sleeves ever succeeded... probably an oversight. Shouldn’t even be there.

:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

DozerB

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Funny, some of the most competent and successful squad leaders, platoon sergeants and 1st Sgts I’ve known look like an art students canvas... no idea how all those dudes at CAG with two full sleeves ever succeeded... probably an oversight. Shouldn’t even be there.

:rolleyes::rolleyes:
In case it was missed, I concur with your eye roll.
 

Christopher8541

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Every unit is different. In 2000, we went through a 2 week platoon selection. Very shortly afterward, when each sniper platoon in the regiment had completed its platoon selection, all the PIGs from each battalion went through the regimental sniper course which was 3 weeks long. Whoever survived went back to their platoon and waited for their slot at Division, which for us was only a couple of months. That's how 1st Marines did it anyway.
 

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Even a broken clock is right twice per day.

Seriously though, good for them. Competition breeds excellence and pushes boundaries.
 

Diamondback 2/2

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Obviously a clear advantage with attending Army Sniper course prior to attending the Marine Sniper course. Knowing what to do vs a guy trying to drink from a fire hose and not fuck up is a huge mental advantage in any training course.

Congrats to those two dogfaces for being the top performers. Very cool and unusual story, but nothing for y'all jarheads to get upset over. One of our fresh meats against one of y'alls fresh meats and it would have probably been anyone's guess.😉

Go Army, beat Navy!
 
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