The Marine Corps has graduated its final eight scout snipers as part of its decision to eliminate the scout sniper role as part of broader force restructuring. The graduation ceremony took place at the School of Infantry-East at Camp Geiger, North Carolina, marking the end of an era that dates back to World War I. While the graduates won’t receive the scout sniper military occupational specialty, they will play a crucial role in maintaining scouting and precision marksmanship capabilities as new training and curriculum are developed. The Marine Corps is replacing scout sniper platoons with scout platoons to enhance reconnaissance capabilities in preparation for potential conflicts with high-tech adversaries like China. Despite the controversy surrounding the decision, the Marine Corps remains committed to producing a more capable and adaptable force.