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GySgt John Olson
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Look, I've shot against, and been spanked by, Mid Tompkins. He is as hard as woodpecker lips and was Air Force.
There ain't no shame in getting beat, just in not shooting up to your ability.
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CPO Steelworker
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One thing Gunny, they were already sniper trained , the Marines I believe would be going through for the first time, so that is advantage Army correct. The thing to do is have them join a Battalion then they shot and train then see what's up.
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CW3 Harvey Keck
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The Army "students" who were tops in the SSC were old hands, previously trained in the Army course. Not to detract from their accomplishment, but it's like putting college grads in with high school students. One expects a higher level of skill.
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CPO Steelworker
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That is exactly what I just said Sir.
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CW3 Harvey Keck
CW3 Harvey Keck
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CPO (Join to see) - I'm wondering if they came in "first in their class" in the Army sniper course as well.
BTW -- I was once told the Army sniper school received no recognition at all -- not even an ASI on the troop's MOS. I hope that has been corrected.
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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No they aren’t. They are recent army sniper grads.
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CW3 Harvey Keck
CW3 Harvey Keck
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SFC (Join to see) - Relatively speaking, they were "old hands" compared to the neophytes they competed against.
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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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Marines overall best marksmanship across all branches. The NC Guard had great rifle and pistol teams. I shot on the pistol team and about half our shooters were prior service Marines.
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CW3 Harvey Keck
CW3 Harvey Keck
7 mo
I had several fellow prior Marines on my Army Reserve rifle and pistol teams. I often said the Corps sent us out as missionaries, to show the Army how powerful a military force a rifleman can be.
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CPT Corporate Buyer
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CW3 Harvey Keck - I'm going to steal that line!
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CW3 Harvey Keck
CW3 Harvey Keck
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CPT (Join to see) - Welcome to it, Skipper.
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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For a branch that barely actually deploys men on the ground and is only 22% combat arms. Great job wasting that time and money.
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