Aside from nerves of steel, pinpoint precise targeting skills, and uncanny adaptability, what does it take to be a military sniper? This book lays out the details of training and traits of character that make for success in one of the most challenging and mysterious jobs the military has to offer.
Author Gregory Mast, who has commanded both a rifle and a heavy machine-gun platoon, offers a clear account of what its like to be a sniper, required to stay in one position for days at a time, calling upon extensive training in camouflage and concealment, stalking and observation, precision marksmanship in a variety of operational conditions, and all those skills that, along with aptitude, turn a trainee into the deadliest of marksman.
The book includes fully illustrated descriptions of sniper training as forward air controllers (FACs) to direct military air strikes, forward observation officers (FOOs) in artillery target indication, and as mortar fire controllers (MFCs).
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About the Author
Gregory Mast enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1978 and was commissioned in 1983. Following his active military service he worked in the defense industry on classified projects, as a web communications specialist at design studios, as a freelance graphic designer, and has owned a traditional Irish pub. He and his wife live in San Jose, California.
Hans Halberstadt studied documentary film in college and later took up writing, authoring or co-authoring more than fifty books. Most of his books have been on military subjects, especially U.S. special operations forces, armor, and artillery. He has also written extensively about farming and railroads. Halberstadt served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam. He and his wife, April, live in San Jose, California.
Table of Contents
Preface The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Shooter
Introduction Meet the Snipers
Chapter 1 A Brief History of Sniping
Chapter 2 Checking In
Chapter 3 Sniper Training: Week One
Chapter 4 Making the Long Shot: Ballistics and the Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Chapter 5 Sniper Training: Week Two
Chapter 6 Target Detection and Selection
Chapter 7 Sniper Training: Week Three
Chapter 8 On the Run: Survival, Tracking, and Counter Tracking
Chapter 9 Sniper Training: Week Four and Week Five
Chapter 10 Real-World Sniper Operations