New edition is available! TC 18-32 Special Forces Sniper Training and Employment November 2013!
The sniper is the most feared man on the battlefield. He is part assassin and part intelligence asset. The Special Forces Sniper is a cut above - a Tier One operative. The product of years of training costing millions of dollars, he is a precision weapons system deployed strategically in the national interest of the United States of America.
Full of vital ballistics and weapon data, statistics, tactics, techniques and procedures as well as tricks of the Special Forces Sniper's trade, this manual covers advanced marksmanship, high-level fieldcraft, surveillance, and the conduct of training. Never before has such a wealth of knowledge on the art of sniping been made publicly available.
From the preface page: "This field manual provides doctrinal guidance on the mission, personnel, organization, equipment, training, skills, and employment of the Special Forces sniper. It describes those segments of sniping that are unique to SF soldiers and those portions of conventional sniping that are necessary to train indigenous forces. It is intended for use by commanders, staffs, instructors, and soldiers at training posts, United States Army schools, and units.
The Special Forces sniper is a selected volunteer specially trained in advanced marksmanship and fieldcraft skills. He can support special operations missions and is able to engage selected targets from concealed positions at ranges and under conditions that are not possible for the normal rifleman."
Presented in Special Operations Press’ distinctive OCP camouflage cover denoting a current publication, this manual is printed in easy-to-read 6 x 9, perfect-bound paperback format. Proudly printed in the USA.