Army Sniper Association
Marine team takes gold at sniper competition
A Marine team from Scout Sniper School (West) at Camp Pendleton, Calif., won the ninth annual U.S Army International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., officials announced Friday.

The event took place Oct. 14-22.

In 2009, the teams were divided into two classes. The service class featured teams firing 7.62mm NATO or smaller rounds as a primary or secondary weapon system, and the open class was made up of teams firing rounds in a caliber larger than 7.62mm NATO.

The Marines won the service class and were the overall winners. The team from A Company, 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 194th Armor Brigade, from Fort Knox, Ky., won the open class.

Competitors were tested in a wide range of skills including field firing, advanced marksmanship and nontraditional firing positions.

The winners are:

Overall
  • Team 3, Scout Sniper School (West), Camp Pendleton
Service Class
  • 1st Place: Team 3, Scout Sniper School (West), Camp Pendleton
  • 2nd Place: Team 24, D Company, 2nd Battalion, Special Warfare Training Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • 3rd Place: Team 6, C Troop, 1st Battalion, 73rd Cavalry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg
Open Class
  • 1st Place: Team 10, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 194th Armor Brigade, Fort Knox
  • 2nd Place: Team 23, D Company, 2nd Battalion, Special Warfare Training Group, Fort Bragg
  • 3rd Place: Team 21, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg