President's Message


The last six months have seen a great deal of progress for the association. We have attended and co-sponsored a great number of events, both domestic and international. We are spreading the word about the association, growing our membership and becoming more integrated in the community.

The Major Land Sniper’s Cup in Gladstone, VA was a great success. It was truly an honor to meet Jim Land, the founder of the marine sniper program, and for staff members to spend several days with him. As an added bonus, American Rifleman Television was on hand to film the event. The episode will air at the beginning of the year and will include interviews with myself and our vice president.

The Gathering of Snipers was also a huge success and it was great working with the Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association for this event. Many thanks to Tim Parkhurst and to the staff at the Arena Training Center. Also, a huge thank you to Christopher Roberts who coached the army team to victory against the marines in the annual Army verses Marines Grudge Match.

We currently have two major points of focus in the coming months: Planning and execution of the 2023 International Sniper Competition in conjunction with the US Army Sniper Course and the Maneuver Center of Excellence and accepting applications and identifying recipients for the first ever awards of the Earl S. Ellis Memorial Scholarship. Please be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities and other related information.

Thank You for Your Support,

Ron Kuykendall

President, Army Sniper Association

SCHOLArship applications are now being accepted

The Army Sniper Association is now accepting applications for the Earl S. Ellis Memorial Scholarship. Applications from qualified candidates will be accepted through January 31st, 2023.  Recipients will be notified starting February 28th, 2023 and scholarship awards will be presented at the awards banquet for the International Sniper Competition in Columbus, GA on April 21st, 2023.

We are awarding scholarships in the amount of $5,000.00 to the eligible immediate family members of qualifying community members. Awards are available for students attending accredited traditional higher learning institutes as well as vocational and technical programs. Applicants must be currently enrolled or have a letter of acceptance from their intended school. 

Please follow the link below for additional information and to download the application packet. Good luck to everyone!

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