U.S., International Sniper Teams Compete on Fort Benning, Ga.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Col. Michael W. Rauhut, center, welcomes competitors for the 2012 International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 2, 2012. Rauhut commands the 197th Infantry Brigade. Thirty-six two-man teams from around the world participated in the annual event. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Active duty soldiers compete in a limited visibility shoot, the first event of the 2012 Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 2, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Joel Haeflinger shakes out his ghillie suit before the live-fire stalk event at the 2012 International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2012. Haeflinger, a sniper, is assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group, Group Support Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner, front, applies camouflage make-up before the live-fire stalk event during the 2012 International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2012. Horner, a infantryman, is assigned to the Army Marksmenship Unit, Fort Benning. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Staff Sgt. Mathew Fox waits to engage a target in the live-fire stalk event during the 2012 International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2012. Fox, a sniper, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 69 Armor Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Staff Sgt. Kirby Odom scopes out a target in the live-fire stalk event during the 2012 International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2012. Odom, a sniper, is assigned to the 198th Infantry Brigade, 
2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Hector Marino, left, and Mike Paxson, members of the Chicago SWAT team, or Special Weapons and Tactics, rest after competing in the live-fire stalk event during the 2012 International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Spc. Anthony Hall, left, and Army Sgt. Matthew Sheperd run to a shooting event during the 2012 International Snpier Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 4, 2012. Hall and Sheperd are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 69 Armor Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
  • From the spotter position, Nick Brorsen helps sniper teammate Michael Jorgensen set up the shot in the cold bore shoot during the International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 5, 2012. Brorsen and Jorgensen traveled from Denmark to compete. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Monica Gonzales discards an empty magazine in the combat pistol event during the International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 5, 2012. Gonzales is assigned to the 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
  • Nick Brorsen takes aim with his sidearm in the combat pistol event during the International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 5, 2012. Brorsen traveled from Denmark to compete. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Rodney L. Medley, left, presents a plaque to Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner, right, and Army Spc. Tyler Payne, center, for their first-place finish in the 2012 International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 7, 2012. Horner and Payne, sniper instructors, are assigned to the Army Marksmenship Unit, Fort Benning. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross