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To Be a Military Sniper
     

To Be a Military Sniper

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by Gregory Mast
 

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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

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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).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610600323
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
12/15/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
519,262
File size:
28 MB
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Meet 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.

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To Be a Military Sniper 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the content , but for the money it should be much cleaner. Supprised B&N charged what they do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This could not have been writen any better because as a former snipper for the marines these are just the basics of what you are really going to do. Don't get your hopes up and that this is all the information you will need because it's just the beginning of it. So don't be talking smack about this book because it was explained perfectly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author being in the military really should have worked with a professional author to create this. It is disjointed and poorly organized, Mast jumps to another subject repeatedly. Some pages have a photo and two lines of text. All in all you learn about snipers and the training involved. Reading it makes you wish it was pulled off a lot better.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Filled with nice pictures and great info. on the sniper's training course.