DSC_0789Course Overview:
The Army Sniper Course (B4) provides training in sniper specific skills to National Guard personnel. Subjects covered during the course include, but are not specific to, long range marksmanship, stalking and individual movement, call for fire and close air support, armor and weapon identification, basic ballistics and sniper employment options for specific mission requirements.

The Sniper School TATS is limited to E-3 through E-6 personnel. Exceptions are made to the grade requirements for personnel such as Scout Platoon Leaders, and Special Forces team members. The Sniper School is open to Career Management Fields 11, 18 or 19.

This course is primarily oriented toward Sniper Operations in support of infantry battalions with training on urban and civil disturbance operations. The course is now conducted in two 3-week phases. Phase I is primarily marksmanship training with the M110 weapon system and is conducted at Camp Robinson. Phase II, conducted at at Fort Chaffee, is a combination of marksmanship and field craft training, including the M110, M107 and XM2010. Students must successfully complete Phase I before they can attend Phase II.

Phase I is taught at Camp Robinson, AR while Phase II is conducted at Fort Chaffee, AR. This course currently accepts 32 students per class and the quotas are in high demand. Therefore, states should plan at least 6 months prior to a class date to input prospective students into ATRRS. All applications must be made through the ATRRS system. Personnel must meet the following prerequisites to attend: minimum APFT score of 70% in each event, E-3 through E-7 grade restriction.

Graduates of the Sniper course can be utilized to conduct state level sniper familiarization training and assist in the selection of other personnel within the state to attend the Sniper School TATS. Only successful graduates who hold the 11B MOS will be awarded the Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) B4 Sniper.

Questions concerning the Sniper course may be directed to the NGMTC, (DSN) 962-4552/4420 or (Comm) (501) 212-4552/4420.

For a current listing of all of our school dates, please search the ATRRS Course Catalog under the appropriate fiscal year. Course Number 071-ASIB4.


24 thoughts on “Sniper”

      1. yes, because im very interested in getting in ive shot expert every qual. since ive been in the guard. but heres the thing.. a couple times ive hit all 40 but somehow shot one target more than i was supposed to which dropped me from 40/40 to 39/40 but i still hit all black. but if you just need expert i should be good right . i just need to work on my running in PT.


      2. Yes. I qual expert but not 40/40 . I have qualed 3 times in my unit. two were 39/40 and one was 38/40. when i got 39 i hit all black i just somehow counted wrong and shot one target more than i was supposed to and on the 38 i also hit one too many times and just pulled one shot and missed.


      3. Prerequisites:

        The following is a list of prerequisites for personnel attending the Sniper School TATS.
        – MUST possess a JPAS verified Secret or interim Secret security
        -Students must be of Combat Arms MOS in the rank of PFC and above; however, only MOS 11B will be awarded the B4 ASI upon graduation; as per DA PAM 611-21,CH 12, page 911, Table 12-2.
        – Students must be on active duty, in the Reserve Component, or National Guard.
        -Must have a good performance record with no history of alcohol or drug abuse.
        -Must not have a record of disciplinary action.
        -Must be a volunteer and be recommended by their Commander.
        – Must be in excellent physical condition; able to obtain a 70 percent or better in each event of the APFT for their age group.
        – Must meet standards of AR 600-9 at the time of in-processing.
        -Must have corrected vision to 20/20 annotated on PHA or DD Form 2808-1.
        -Must Pass color vision, annotated on PHA or DD Form 2808-1.
        -Must have a GT score of 100 or higher; non waiverable.
        -Must qualify expert with the M16A2 Rifle (M4 Carbine) within six(6) months of course attendance.
        -Must pass psychological evaluation (MMPI/CPI) conducted under the direction of a qualified Psychologist use DA Form-3822R within 1 year of attending course.


  1. Yes, I graduated class 0202 in the AF sniper/counted sniper school in 2002 there at Camp Robinson. Chief West was there then along with Sgt Chad Snodgrass, and First Sgt Philip Mitchel and I can’t remember the other cadre’s names now. I’m interested in getting some info on how to find my graduating class listing or pics for memorabilia. Either way it was quite an experience with range e, Kims, etc… best and worst time of my life haha.


      1. A friend and I graduated in the NG Sniper class in May 2004 and am also trying to track down a graduation photo for my friend’s family.


    1. I couldn’t find any pictures from back then. Send me an email by clicking on the contact us tab above, and I will try to direct you to someone who might be able to help you with your other requests.


  2. Is there any way to order replacement shirts, hats ect. for former students. We have a few graduates in my unit who would be interested. Thanks.


  3. I’m an 11C, I’ve never known an 11C to become a Sniper. However, I love marksmanship and have hopes of attending the school one day. Is it possible for 11C’s to become a Sniper? Just looking for advice and if the Cadre allow it. Thank you


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