Sniper key to lethality: High tolerance for discomfort

By DON WAGNER Army News Service

Editor's note: This is the second article of a four-part series on the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

FORT BENNING, Ga. — For the candidates who made it to week two of the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia, their greatest challenges were just beginning.

Students in their ghillie suits were dispersed throughout the wooded hills and hid under leaves and branches. Instructors with highpowered optics were trying to locate them. If part of a student’s body became exposed, or if he became impatient and moved suddenly, his position was given away. When that happened, the student failed.

 

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