The final class of Marine Scout Snipers will graduate on December 15, ending the 0317 MOS and a longstanding tradition of producing elite snipers. This event, including the traditional HOGs night, marks a significant moment for the U.S. Marine Corps and the Scout Sniper community. The HOGs night, a ceremony where graduating snipers receive a symbolic bullet necklace, will be attended by both current and former Scout Snipers.
- Final Graduation: The last class of Marine Scout Snipers will graduate on December 15, signaling the end of the 0317 MOS.
- HOGs Night Tradition: The night before graduation, a ceremonial HOGs night will be held, where graduates receive a 7.62 bullet on a necklace, symbolizing their transition from PIGs (Professionally Instructed Gunmen) to HOGs (Hunters of Gunmen).
- Event Significance: The final HOGs night is expected to be a larger gathering than usual, reflecting the significance of this last class and attended by many from the Scout Sniper community.
- Celebrity Attendance: The event will feature guest speakers, including ‘Naked and Afraid’ star Justin Governale and former Scout Sniper and Marine Raider Cody Alford.
- Future of Scout Snipers: Despite the program’s discontinuation, there’s a belief among former Scout Snipers that the program could be quickly revived if global warfare conditions change dramatically.