The Gathering of Snipers is an annual event co-hosted by the USMC Scout Sniper Association and the Army Sniper Association. The Gathering provides a professional forum designed to further the art and science of military sniping. The multi-day event includes a professional symposium for military snipers, a precision rifle match and plenty of opportunity for camaraderie.
Our purpose is to increase interoperability, lethality and enhance the trust and camaraderie among snipers from the various Services. We also aim to engage industry and everyday Americans in supporting the military snipers who proudly serve on their behalf.
The first Gathering was held in Denver, Colorado in August 2019. While 2020 brought a brief interruption due to COVID-19, we went to Texas and partnered with Guardian Long Range for our two-day precision rifle competition and shooting clinics in 2021. We partnered with Guardian again in 2022 and added the professional symposium to the agenda, this time at Arena in Blakely, Georgia. Now in our fifth year, we’re partnering with Pigg River Precision and holding the event at their facility in Rocky Mount, Virginia on 15-17 September 2023.
The USMC Scout Sniper Association (SSA) is the only non-profit membership organization for Marine Scout Snipers in the world. We exist to support the Scout Sniper community through programs that inspire brotherhood, encourage professionalism, and foster resiliency. Our community is comprised of those who have carried the long gun, those who have enabled our successes on the battlefield, and our families.
The Army Sniper Association (ASA) is comprised of snipers both past and present. Our organization exists to serve and support Army snipers, their families and the United States Army Sniper Course. The ASA annually supports the U.S. Army International Sniper Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia.