It is now official. The U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers have established themselves as the foremost snipers globally. In the 2023 International Sniper Competition, four sniper teams from the National Guard proved to be the strongest contenders, achieving top 10 positions. Notably, team 7 secured the first-place position. The International Sniper Competition centers on combat, evaluating teams' capacity to communicate effectively and make decisions while facing stress and exhaustion. The competition comprises various day and night challenges that test the physical and mental abilities of the participants. In this episode, we engage in a conversation with the victorious individuals, SFC Erik Vargas, SSG Ben Cotten, and SSG Allen Smith. We delve into their experiences in the competition and their roles as snipers while serving in the National Guard.
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The Raven Report Podcast
This is the official podcast of the 81st Stryker Brigade of the Washington National Guard. We seek to cultivate a culture of excellence by investing heavily in our Soldiers. In these episodes, you will find those that have displayed the audacity, intelligence, and durability we seek to instill in the Cascade Rifles.