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-7 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, 13, 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 2-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.