2) Jesus frikking christ not another one! Why can't these feckin pig ignorant wannabes just aspire to being solid, professional infantry soliders? Why does every moron want to be sniper? Just join the fikking army, work you arse off, shut your mouth, do what you're told and one day if you're truly above average in fitness, fieldcraft and shooting you may, just may, get your chance. Now kindly fuk off.
Some infantry units don't put much emphasis on sniping so it's best to find out first which units have dedicated sniper platoons (such as Para Regt). Once in your unit you'll usually have to do a couple of years in a rifle company to get some basic soldiering experience and show that you're a good soldier. Sniping is alot more then just being a good shot!
Ok, theoretically when you get to your unit you will be at the bottom of the pile to be a sniper.
Assume that everyone else wants to be one and work hard on your soldiering skills from the day you join.
after a few years you may be skilled enough to approach somebody in the know for further advice.
It is not something you go to your pltn cmdr on you first day in all your gucciflage and say you want to be a sniper.
He'll probably tell you to inform your corporal to instruct you to weed all the roads and paths on camp to collect natural cam.
Young chap-if you want to become a sniper you will do it.
Go to your Army Careers office and ask for their advice.
You will have to go through basic training first.
It's your dream so do what you can and one day you will be one of those fine soldiers-best wishes now go for it.
Why the hell would you want to be a sniper? Yeah you get to play around with a cool gun and might be a good chat up line but when you get down to it youll probably have to go for very long periods of time, alone, unsupported and totally exposed to the elements when you get to what you may consider a target you go prone for however long it takes and then youd shot the person, now considering your a sniper your most likely to be doing it through a telescopic lens so youll see the results of your work ie the brains all over the place. Now to me and probably any other rational person the pros of this job far outweigh the cons!
Why the hell would you want to be a sniper? Yeah you get to play around with a cool gun and might be a good chat up line but when you get down to it youll probably have to go for very long periods of time, alone, unsupported and totally exposed to the elements