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SG Sniper's operational profile & history, as well as, a basic uniform(s) and equipment list for those volunteering to join this team.

This is an elite and exclusive role within SG-SOCOM. The role of these members is to shadow SG-SOCOM Ops and SG Teams to provide expert marksmanship when situations ignite. Members may operate alone or as a combined element with their assigned Off-World Ops team. The sniper has special abilities, training and equipment. SG Sniper's job is to deliver discriminatory highly accurate rifle fire against enemy targets, which cannot be engaged successfully by the rifleman because of range, size, location, fleeting nature, or visibility.

Sniping requires the development of basic infantry skills to a high degree of perfection. A sniper's training incorporates a wide variety of subjects designed to increase his value as a force multiplier and to ensure his survival on the battlefield. The art of sniping requires learning and repetitiously practicing these skills until mastered. A sniper must be highly trained in long-range rifle marksmanship and field craft skills to ensure maximum effective engagements with minimum risk.

(This information is classified under the Homeworld Security Act of 2004.)

While the SG Snipers were formed as part of the SGSOC, to augment the capabilities of its various Off-Worlds Ops teams, their cadre and history draws upon a dedicated corp of US Military marksman. Seeking to ensure that the best trained and qualified snipers currently serving in the US Armed Forces would be assigned to the newly created SG-SOCOM Off-Worlds Ops teams, they drew members from the graduating classes of 2000-06ís Special Warfare and Sniper schools. They trained for over a year in secret, patiently awaiting assignment to their new teams.

Many members have previously served with their none SG counterparts in the Iraq and Afghanistan. With the focus shifting to support the SGC Off-World bases and teams, the SG Snipers are proud to serve with distinction ensuring the protection of the Tauíri.

The primary mission of a sniper in combat is to support combat operations by delivering precise long-range fire on selected targets. By this, the sniper creates casualties among enemy troops, slows enemy movement, frightens enemy soldiers, lowers morale, and adds confusion to their operations. The secondary mission of the sniper is collecting and reporting battlefield information.

A. A well-trained sniper, combined with the inherent accuracy of his rifle and ammunition, is a versatile supporting arm available to an infantry commander. The importance of the sniper cannot be measured simply by the number of casualties he inflicts upon the enemy. Realization of the sniperís presence instills fear in enemy troop elements and influences their decisions and actions. A sniper enhances a unitís firepower and augments the varied means for destruction and harassment of the enemy. Whether a sniper is organic or attached, he will provide that unit with extra supporting fire. The sniperís role is unique in that it is the sole means by which a unit can engage point targets at distances beyond the effective range of the M16 rifle. This role becomes more significant when the target is entrenched or positioned among civilians, or during riot control missions. The fires of automatic weapons in such operations can result in the wounding or killing of noncombatants.

B. Snipers are employed in all levels of conflict. This includes conventional offensive and defensive combat in which precision fire is delivered at long ranges. It also includes combat patrols, ambushes, countersniper operations, forward observation elements, military operations in urbanized and foreign terrain, and retrograde operations in which snipers are part of forces left in contact or as stay-behind forces. 

C. In a sniper's secondary mission, they can be quite effective in data collection in hostile, enemy-occupied terrain. They present a low impact, stealthy force that a commander can use to perform reconnaissance in an area with restricted access, such as when a stargate is located in an area that is unsuitable for entry by an assault or standard infantry unit.

CAPT. David Harmer
CO of SG Snipers


  • If not on field duty, SG Sniper personnel are authorized to wear the standard woodland camo, Tiger or standard black BDU uniform of the SG-SOCOM, with or without tac vest and shoulder arm(s)
  • Stargate Program patch off left shoulder; Team patch off right shoulder
  • Black T-shirt
  • Black boots
  • Headgear for this uniform shall be standard fatigue cap, beret or "boonies hat"
  • Personal sidearm of choice in drop holster
  • Shoulder arms which are authorized include, MP5, FN P90, M4A1, M16A2, M733.


  • If not on field duty, 1st personnel are authorized to wear the standard woodland camo, Tiger or standard black BDU uniform of the SG-SOCOM, with or without tac vest and shoulder arm(s)
  • Ghillie suit or equivalent, with hood or headgear
  • LBE gear appropriate for sniper, or tac vest to match weapon/assignment (with 1 canteen) 
  • Black T-shirt
  • Black boots
  • Green or black nomex gloves
  • Headgear for this uniform shall be standard fatigue cap, beret or "boonies hat"
  • Face paint or sniper veil 
  • Personal sidearm of choice in drop holster (silencer a bonus)
  • Shoulder arms which are authorized include, Sniper weapon or support weapon.

NOTE: A character or mission write-up that explains the costume you have (any deviations from above will be reconciled here) 



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact SG Snipers or SG-Operations command staff. Thank you for your attention.

Capt. David Harmer
C.O., SG Snipers