Editor’s Note: The piece below was penned by SOFREP’s very own Garfield, editor of our sister site, The Loadout Room, and a 21-year veteran of the United States Navy. Be sure to check out The Loadout Room for the finest in gear reviews conducted by the experts, including yours truly, Garfield, and SOFREP Editor-in-Chief, former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb. — GDM

It’s not every day that someone in the family graduates, and then it’s an even more rare occasion that someone graduates the Army Sniper Course held at Ft Moore, Columbus, GA. Recently, I was privileged to attend a graduation held there and came away with some impressions about the course and the people conducting it.

Barrett MK22, MRAD (Multi Role-Adaptive Design) Sniper System

The Course

The course itself is very understated in what it does. Its purpose is to develop Snipers to be adaptive, critical thinkers, armed with the technical, tactical, and logistical skills necessary to plan and execute precision long-range, direct rifle fire against enemy targets while serving as a member of a Sniper Team.