Military organizes sniper company in Maguindanao

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A military’s sniper company has been activated in Maguindanao.

The newly organized 61st Division Sniper Company (DSC) under the 6th Infantry Division is commanded by Capt. Judy M. Valera.

The activation of the company is a force multiplier to provide sniping capability to the Infantry Battalions of the Division for them to be more effective and efficient in accomplishing their respective assigned combat missions, military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said.

It also aimed to enhance the capability of land defense and support combat operations with minimum risk involved as well as conduct reconnaissance and surveillance operations to the supported unit, it added.

The 61st DSC is composed of personnel who are sniper-qualified and qualified rifle experts who will undergo regular organizational training to further enhance their skills and capacitate them with the required needed skills.

A ceremony for the 61st DSC was held on October 28 at Kampilan Grandstand in Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin, Sinsuat, Maguindanao.