Countersniper Operations 2from Benning.ppt - COUNTER-SNIPER...

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U.S. ARMY SNIPER SCHOOLCOUNTER-SNIPER COUNTER-SNIPER OPERATIONSOPERATIONS
U.S. ARMY SNIPER SCHOOLTLOACTION:Conduct Sniper OperationsCONDITIONS:Given a M24 SWS, M22 Binoculars, M144 Spotting Scope and Mission Oriented Equipment.STANDARD:Deliver long range precision fireand report battlefield information IAW FM23-10.
U.S. ARMY SNIPER SCHOOLINTRODUCTIONSafety ConsiderationsRisk AssessmentEnvironmental ConsiderationsEvaluation
U.S. ARMY SNIPER SCHOOLCpl “Z” was a school trained Marine Scout Sniper from 2nd Marine Division Sniper School. He had 20 months in 1/8 Scout Sniper platoon, and had served in both Iraq and Liberia as a sniper. During a break in the battles he had said, “snipers are now among the most hunted of American soldiers”. The intelligence officer for 1/8 had also stated this and re-iterated it to the sniper platoon. On Nov 14, 2004 Cpl “Z” was on a rooftop position in Fallujah providing over watch for friendly units. The area was an insurgent strong hold, and CPL “Z’s” task was to clear adjacent roof tops of enemy sharpshooters. As CPL “Z” set in position and removed his helmet to get a better position behind his optic a single shot rang out. The round struck the Marine in the head and knocked him off the roof. He died almost instantly.The enemy sniper was never observed or killed.COUNTER-SNIPER OPERATIONS
U.S. ARMY SNIPER SCHOOLELO1ACTION:Identify the threat in Counter-Sniper operations CONDITIONS:Given a classroom environment, describe the steps necessary to determine enemy sniper presence.STANDARD:Students will identify the threat in counter-sniper operations IAW FM23-10.
U.S. ARMY SNIPER SCHOOLCOUNTER SNIPER OPERATIONSEnemy snipers disrupt friendly force operations in the same manner we disrupt enemy operations with our snipers.Enemy sniper activity can hinder movement, creates confusion and continuous personal fear, disrupts operations and mission preparation, and forces the commander to divert a significant number of assets to deal with a small number of enemy forces.
U.S. ARMY SNIPER SCHOOLSTEPS TO COUNTER SNIPER OPERATIONS1.Identify the threat.2.Identify the type of enemy sniper.3.Determine the appropriate counter measures.4.Plan and execute the mission.
U.S. ARMY SNIPER SCHOOLIDENTIFY THE THREATThe first step is to determine if there is actually an enemy sniper operating within your area of operations.- The following indicators will help determine if there is an enemy sniper threat:1. Enemy soldiers wearing special camouflage clothing.2. Enemy soldiers with weapons in cases or drag bags.3. Enemy soldiers that have weapons with long barrels, scopes, or bolt actions.4. Relatively effective single shots fired at key personnel.5. A lack of or a marked reduction in enemy activity during thetime of well aimed single shots.
U.S. ARMY SNIPER SCHOOL6. Personnel have noticed reflections of light or shine (from optics) with no enemy presence (usually from non-obvious positions).

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