Applying for Membership in the USMC Scout Sniper Association
Review the online application form carefully before you begin. It will be easier if you have all the necessary information before starting the process. At the bottom of the application, you 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 membership decision/notification of applicants 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 application after submitting it, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE 1: Membership dues are currently being waived but will be reinstated for 2021.
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 already a Member and may not have access to the Internet and email, please send an email to Membership@ScoutSniper.org 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.
REGULAR and ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA
The following is an excerpt from the USMC Scout Sniper Association bylaws, “Article III Membership”. Click HERE to read Article III in its entirety:
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 do not possess MOS 8541 or 0317 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.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR REGULAR MEMBERSHIP
FOR GRADUATES OF A USMC SCOUT SNIPER SCHOOL: Provide a copy of graduation certificate and/or a copy of DD-214 that lists graduation from a USMC Scout Sniper School.
FOR NON-GRADUATES WHO HAVE HONORABLY SERVED AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR IN A SCOUT SNIPER ELEMENT: Provide a combination of DD-214 and a reference from a school-trained scout sniper who is a current member of SSA and 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.