USMC Scout sniper association

The USMC Scout Sniper Association (SSA) is the only non-profit membership organization for Marine Scout Snipers in the world. We exist to support the Scout Sniper community through programs that inspire brotherhood, encourage professionalism, and foster resiliency. Our community is comprised of those who have carried the long gun, those who have enabled our successes on the battlefield, and our families.


The USMC Scout Sniper Association is a non-partisan, nonprofit, tax-exempt, charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Founded in 1998, we received our IRS tax exemption as a 501(c)19 Veterans’ Organization in 2004, and were re-designated as a 501(c)3 Charity in February, 2022.

Leadership Team


Tim Parkhurst

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dave Pope

Executive Vice President and COO

Eric Nelson

Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Tony Clark

Secretary and Chief Adminstrative Officer


Steve Amiott

VP Membership Management

Tony Clark

VP History/Education

John ‘Russ’ Dufresne

VP National Coordination

Ryan English

VP Development

Paul Schuster

VP Scout Sniper Support