Marines on Okinawa take shot at Urban Sniper Course


Marine Scout Sniper
Verified Sniper
Sep 7, 2006
New Yawk
11/14/2008 By Lance Cpl. Michael A. Bianco , III MEF
CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan — CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan —Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force’s Special Operations Training Group recently helped reinforce the shooting skills of Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Bn., 3rd
Marine Division, and 2nd Bn., 3rd Marines, out of Hawaii, at the Camp Hansen Rifle Range Oct. 20 - Nov. 7.
Staff Sgt. Owen Mulder, the lead sniper instructor for SOTG, taught 10 Marines specific tactics utilized in urban terrain during the Urban Sniper Course.
The snipers were taught various shooting positions that help them adapt to their surroundings, taking them out of their standard prone shooting position, said Mulder.
Mulder, who is the only sniper instructor on staff with SOTG, gave instruction on firing
from the standing, kneeling and sitting positions. He said this is one of the hardest parts of the course.