Officer Sniper.

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by EwanL, Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. Ok, me and my brother are joining the Army, me as a regular in the Int Corps, and my Brother as a Officer, however he seems to have this feeling that he can speacilaise as a sniper, however im rather iffy about this, I know our officers used to be able to train as a sniper but if i was in a platoon and my officer was a sniper i would feel rather relcutant as he would be more focused on getting a good shot than actually organising his team.

    But i also read somwhere that they are allowed to but are higlhy discouraged to do so, can anyone verify this?

    Many Thanks.
  2. He may command the relevant group and possibly gain a heavy insight into each role within but not specialise.
    You will be their to command, organise and administrate fit to your role.
  3. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    I think that officers are indeed discouraged from Sniping as they are trained for leadership or technical roles rather than specialising in something like Sniping.

    Happy to be corrected of course.
  4. What 'our officers? You havent joined up yet?
  5. might get on a course.
    won't be employed as one very handy to have somebody in the command loop who understands what they can and as importantly what they can't do.
    but roaming around dropping terry from 1000metres away no not going to happen :(

    any he will have a much more deadly weapon than a sniper rifle on issue.

    a MAP AND A GOOD IDEA :roll:
  6. I think he means British Army Officers
  7. No, been watching too many films.
    The only sniping we do is verbal :wink:
  8. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    ooooh, 'ark at 'er with her new perm! :D
  9. Haha indeed!

    And me no not yet, got a year left at college sadly, really like to just drop out and go in now, but i wa baggered by my recruiter not to, and becasue my parents would of kicked me out if did! But meh... such is life. :)
  10. Way back, QUEENS had a number of officer snipers who were employed as snipers. Don't recall there being any problem with this. Maybe because they were very effective on roof at Flax St!
  11. Sniper porn
  12. Nice OP on the roof looking down over Jamaica Street and also the Bone area (ah happy days in the ardoyne)
  13. that looks more like combat 95 burkha than a ghillie suit :D

  14. Where?
  15. Warminster you knobber.