1. purpose: To provide junior Marine Officers and Sergeants through Gunnery Sergeant with Scout Sniper Platoon leadership training in preparation for duty in a key billet of a Scout Sniper Platoon (Chief Scout, Platoon Sergeant or Platoon Commander) in an infantry battalion or duty as a Reconnaissance Platoon Commander. To provide Marines and other services with Scout Sniper training in preparation for duty as a Scout Sniper within a Scout Sniper platoon of an infantry battalion, reconnaissance units, and Marine Special Operation units.
2. Scope: The SSULC provides instruction on the capabilities and limitations of scout sniping. The course is a three week period of instruction that is embedded in GIOC. At approximately week nine of GIOC, the entry level intelligence officers depart Dam Neck, VA for SSIS in Quantico, VA. After completion of SSULC, they return to GIOC. The SSULC instruction includes multiple scout sniper team employment in support of offensive and defensive operations across the entire spectrum of conflict. Mission planning, tactical decision making, and orders development is emphasized, focusing on MEU(SOC) and Counterinsurgency Operations. An introduction to weapons characteristics, optics, maintenance, and training issues is included. Scout Sniper platoon commander responsibilities specific to known distance firing, unknown distance firing, stalking, concealments, observation, and range card. The POI culminates with a field exercise (FEX), where the students conduct a sniper control center (SCC).
3. Information: Scout Sniper Instructor School (Quantico) is not a screening institution. In order to preclude Marines from being turned away upon arrival, it is necessary that parent commands ensure their Marines satisfy enrollment prerequisites set forth in MCO 1200.7B and this checklist. A failure to satisfy any of the prerequisites on the checklist disqualifies a Marine from attending the course. In order to preclude Marines from being turned away upon arrival, it is necessary that COMMANDERS ENSURE THEIR MARINES SATISFY ENROLLMENT PREREQUISITES.
4. Action: The completed Command Screening Checklist will be hand-carried to the course of instruction and maintained in the student’s academic records. The checklist will be destroyed upon completion of TAD.
5. REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS: Students report to Commanding Officer, Weapons Training Battalion (WTBn), 27211 Garand Rd, Quantico, VA 22134. Government lodging directed and provided (no cost), government messing is available (standard rate). During working hours, students check-in directly to the Course Staff in the appropriate seasonal MARPAT utility uniform. After working hours, students check-in to the WTBn OOD (Bldg 27211) in appropriate civilian attire; WTBn OOD phone (703) 784-5341.
Privacy Act Statement
This Statement serves to inform you of the purpose of this data collection and to apprise how the collected data will be used. The Privacy Act System of Records Notice that allows for collection of this information is NM01500-2 DON EDUCATION AND TRAINING RECORDS located at http://www.privacy.navy.mil/privacy/noticenumber/NM01500-2.doc. Please read this Statement carefully.
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. § 5041, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, and E.O. 9397 (SSN)
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: Information is obtained to identify personnel who are assigned as students to a resident PME course of instruction. The collected information will be maintained in the Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS) database.
ROUTINE USE:Information collected on this form may be shared outside the DoD for those specific purposes and listed organizations identified as DoD Blanket Routine Uses at http://www.defenselink.mil/privacy/dod_blanket_uses.html.
RETENTION:Automated MCTIMS records are retained permanently.
DISCLOSURE: Providing information on this form, including your Social Security Number, is voluntary. Failure on your part, however, to answer all questions, or any misrepresentation (by omission, concealment, or by misleading, false, or partial answers), may serve as a basis for denied assignment to the course of instruction you are requesting to attend.
1. Appropriate grade. 2ndLt – Capt (MOS 0203 or 0302) and Sgt – GySgt (MOS 03xx).
2. Appropriate MOS.
3. No Court Martial or NJP within the last six months.
4. Must meet Marine Corps height and weight standards upon reporting to the course.
Date of weigh in:
BF (if required):
5. Medically qualified (current physical) to participate in a challenging combat physical training program. No history of mental problems or disorders. In Full Duty Status. Note: Must be signed and stamped by a medical officer, civilian health provider, or independent duty corpsman.
Printed Medical Officer’s Name/Rank:
6. No existing family or financial problems that would preclude the Marine from completing the course.
7. Must be a volunteer serving in or designated for assignment to a Scout Sniper Platoon Leadership billet.
8. Must check in with orders, Temp SRB, Health and Dental Records, and Command Screening Checklist.
9. Capable of handling live ammunition and fire arms per the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun control Act of 1968 (ALMAR 290/98 & MARADMIN 186/03).
I have personally screened this Marine and certify that he meets all the requirements for enrollment as a student in the Scout Sniper Course.