Applying for Membership in the USMC Scout Sniper Association


Review the online application form carefully before you begin and ensure you have all the necessary information before starting the process. You will have the option to “Save and Continue Later” if you need to do it in more than one sitting or are otherwise interrupted.

Your completed application will be reviewed and verified. Once a decision is made, you will be notified. The length of time between application submission and a decision and notification will depend on the schedules of the Membership Management Team volunteers.

If you have any questions about the application, or about the status of your submitted application, please send an email to

NOTE 1: Membership dues are currently being waived but will be reinstated when we have the systems in place to properly receive them.

NOTE 2: Membership does not expire. If you were ever accepted as a Member, you still are and do not need to re-apply.

NOTE 3: If you know of a Scout Sniper who is not a Member and who may not have access to the internet or email, please send us an email at with the individual’s name, phone number, and a little bit of background information. We will get in touch and fill out the application on their behalf.




The following is an excerpt from the USMC Scout Sniper Association bylaws, “Article III Membership”.

Section 3-1.1. Regular Membership
Regular membership shall be open to those who served, or are still serving, in the United States Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve, AND who honorably served for at least one (1) year in a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper unit, element or billet OR have been assigned the USMC Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) designation of 8541 or 0317.

Examples may include a platoon Corpsman, SEO/SSP Platoon Commander or Platoon Sergeant (filling a T/O line number in the platoon) or any Marine who served in a Scout Sniper billet by T/O line number). Intelligence Officers (S-2) who may have had OIC responsibilities prior to the inclusion of an officer billet within the Scout Sniper Platoon Table of Organization are eligible for Associate membership only.

Those applicants who cannot produce a sniper school graduation certificate must provide a positive endorsement from at least one MOS-qualified Scout Sniper who is a member in good standing of the Association.

Those Marines whose honorable service in a USMC Scout Sniper unit, element or billet was of less than one year’s duration due to being combat wounded are deemed eligible for Regular membership.

Section 3-1.2. Associate Membership
Associate membership shall be open to those Marines who served in roles that directly supported the Scout Sniper community; Members of other branches of the US Armed Forces who graduated from formal USMC Scout Sniper MOS-producing schools; and Members of allied foreign militaries who graduated from formal USMC Scout Sniper MOS-producing schools.

Qualifying supporting roles include, but are not limited to, Commanding Officers of units employing Scout Snipers, Precision Weapons Repairmen (MOS 2112), Individuals who worked on specific projects of great importance to the Scout Sniper community such as sniper weapons or program development.

Associate Members do NOT have voting privileges and are NOT eligible to serve as Association officers or on the board of directors. They are, however, encouraged to support the Association through volunteerism.




FOR GRADUATES OF A USMC SCOUT SNIPER SCHOOL: Provide a copy of graduation certificate AND a copy of your DD-214 with SSN redacted.


IF YOU ARE NOT A SNIPER SCHOOL GRADUATE OR CANNOT PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR SCHOOL GRADUATION CERTIFICATE FOR ANY REASON: You MUST provide a combination of DD-214 and a reference from a school-trained scout sniper who is a current member of SSA and any one or more of the following: Copy of Orders; Unit Roster (listing Name, Rank, Billet) on Unit Letterhead signed by the SSP Commander and/or Company Commander; Fitness Report. On a case-by-case basis, the following documentation will be considered: BIR entries; Letters of Reference from comrades with whom you served and Other Official USMC and military documents.


Membership Application Form

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