32 teams shooting to become world’s premiere snipers

Thirty-two sniper teams from around the world are testing their skills this week during the 10th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning.

The two-man sniper teams are competing in a variety of different events, including urban shooting, a sniper stalk and firing under stressful conditions at a variety of locations on Fort Benning.

“It’s 72 hours of sniper related events, either testing field craft or marksmanship, to identify the world’s premiere snipers, to share lessons learned and to train,” said Master Sgt. Mike Snyder, officer in charge of the U.S. Army Sniper School.

There are 22 U.S. military teams, seven foreign military teams and three civilian law enforcement teams competing in the event that concludes Friday with an awards banquet.