I’m not up to date but I did participate in some of the working groups leading up to this back in 2017. I believe they are sending Marines from boot camp to SOI to become 0315 basic snipers before they hit their STA platoons. This should be a scout or “PIG” mos and provides a baseline of training to build from through OJT. The 0315 returns to SOI at some point to attend the advanced sniper course to complete the sniper pipeline and receive the 0317 MOS.I don't get it. Why? Scout/Snipers are 0317s. Why make it 0315? I understand they've tweaked the course, but the number change seems arbitrary.
I believe they are sending Marines from boot camp to SOI to become 0315 basic snipers before they hit their STA platoons.
Is there any evidence to suggest they can identify who is going to be a field craft dynamo at the recruiting stage? If I had a dollar for every recruit that was a wannabe sniper, that turned out to be a barely serviceable #3 rifleman...
I believe I know who you're talking about and he recently picked up Master Guns. But he couldn't have said it better, and he would know better than anyone. He was in 1/4 not too long ago, talk about a stack haha.A former Squad Leader from of the platoons I was in is now a MSgt. He's a former SS school house instructor. He's not a fan of this experiment.