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Smitty Puffs
12-12-09, 03:05 PM
If any of you Poolee's got any questions about Scout/Snipers, or what its like to be in a STA platoon. Feel free to send me a PM. I've been in my units SSP for about a year now, havent been to school yet, but I can answer pretty much any of the questions you guys got.



yut yut.

Kcperkins
12-21-09, 06:42 AM
What made you want to become a scout/sniper?

joshbenson21
12-21-09, 11:09 PM
i have always wanted to be a scout/sniper but i am red/green color blind but i have read online that color blindness is discouraged but not a disqualifier so basically what im asking is if their is any chance i could be a Marine scout/sniper

Smitty Puffs
12-23-09, 12:40 AM
They gave me **** at MEPS about being Red/green color blind or some **** but that was the last I ever heard of it. If you're a good Marine, you pass an indoc or a screener, they let you into a STA platoon, and you excel in the platoon then yes theres a chance you could become a scout/sniper. I cant call myself a scout/sniper, because I havent been to school yet. I'm basically a dirty nasty PIG. When you graduate S/S school you become a HOG.


kcPerkins: It's my dream job. It's what I have wanted to do in the military for as long as I can remember. One day the opportunity showed itself and I took it.

devilbones
12-25-09, 11:45 AM
What takes place during the indoc? How do you try out to be a SS?

Smitty Puffs
01-03-10, 01:42 AM
You go through a Screener or an Indoc, Sgt. Screener is basically like an interview and a PFT or two.

Indocs differ from Unit to Unit. Some are 2 weeks long, some are 3 days, etc. But basically its a massive haze fest. What they decide to do during the indoc is completely up to the imagination of the NCO's or SNCO's holding it for the most part. But, I never did an Indoc so my opinions on it are basically null and void.

And I see you're from Amesbury Sergeant. I'm from Merrimac. Small World.

devilbones
01-06-10, 08:26 AM
You go through a Screener or an Indoc, Sgt. Screener is basically like an interview and a PFT or two.

Indocs differ from Unit to Unit. Some are 2 weeks long, some are 3 days, etc. But basically its a massive haze fest. What they decide to do during the indoc is completely up to the imagination of the NCO's or SNCO's holding it for the most part. But, I never did an Indoc so my opinions on it are basically null and void.

And I see you're from Amesbury Sergeant. I'm from Merrimac. Small World.

It is a small world. I am looking to come back into the reserves. Are you with 25th Marines? Do you get points for recruiting Prior Service?

nightmare 1
04-14-10, 04:16 PM
i was in sta plt as a 8541 in the 80's,and im curious why they changed the #'s on our m.o.s?unless im miss reading

fs19
04-14-10, 10:40 PM
i was in sta plt as a 8541 in the 80's,and im curious why they changed the #'s on our m.o.s?unless im miss reading

You're not miss reading, SS MOS was changed to 0317 a little while ago. I'm not sure as for the reason, but I suspect it was simply so snipers would retain an 03 MOS.

nightmare 1
04-15-10, 03:50 AM
I see,thats interesting-and makes plenty of sense,thanx!

93F22A6
04-16-10, 03:18 PM
I'm not sure if you can answer this right off the bat or not but here it goes. I'm very interested in S/S School, I have always wanted to be a sniper, maybe because of the redneck inside me or just to fact Snipers can make a huge difference on the field. Well anyways I am enlisting in June (DEP) and planning on 0321 (Recon) for my MOS or a few other things, there are oppotunies for S/S in this MOS correct? Also my goal so to speak is to become an Officer and be a S/S Platton leader. Just curious of the chances since I saw on here unless your in law or a pilot you don't really have a choice of what you do. Another thing is the PL training to hold that position, do they send you through actual S/S School or a different S/S program?

Thanks for any help Marine(s), Chris K.