U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Jordan Whitlock and Colton Schoenegge, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructors, search for a target during the 17th annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 17, 2017. The Air Force team placed 8th out of 29 teams. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events.

30 sniper teams from across the globe will compete in the annual International Sniper Competition.

The goal of this competition is to identify the best sniper team from a wide range of agencies and organizations including the U.S. military, international militaries and local, state and federal law enforcement.

U.S. Army Sgt. Clinton Scanlon, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, fires an M107 sniper rifle during the 2018 International Sniper Competition at Burroughs Range on Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 17, 2018.  The competitors occupied a defensive position to engage dismounted, moving targets during the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michelle U. Blesam)

The top team will be identified only after all teams have completed a gauntlet of rigorous physical, mental and endurance events.

A range of sniper skills are tested including, but are not limited to, long range marksmanship, observation, reconnaissance and reporting abilities, and abilities to move with stealth and concealment.

U.S. Army Spc. Tristan Ivkov, Infantryman, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain), Colorado Army National Guard identifies a target during the International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, in October 2018. (Photo courtesy Josaphat Orozco photography)

What:          US Army International Sniper Competition

When:         April 7-13, 2023

Where:        Fort Benning, Georgia





FORT BENNING, Ga. (Oct. 19, 2018) – Two-person teams from across the Army, other services of the Department of Defense, the FBI and the militaries of partner nations competed in a competition to determine the best sniper team in the world. For the second consecutive year, the team from the 75th Ranger Regiment took first place in the 18th annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 19. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)

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