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Military Sniper Foundation
700E 4th Ave
Ellensburg WA 9892
Our amazing team of volunteers are committed to helping others. We are former Sniper Instructors and enablers who take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in this area, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing Military Sniper community!
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our Sniper community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using our knowledge from years of service, time as Sniper Instructors and time as Snipers in Combat. We provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference. Making sure our former and current Snipers are taken care of, in and out of service.
Rick Labistre is an 18 year Army veteran, MOS 11B,and is currently Sniper section leader in an ARNG light infantry battalion. His previous assignments include Sniper team leader, Sniper, scout team leader, scout, rifle squad leader, SAW gunner, 240 gunner, grenadine, and rifleman. He deployed to Iraq 04-05 and Afghanistan 07-08. A graduate of ARNG Sniper School, class 002-11, he has been in various sniper positions for most of the last 9 years. He is also a graduate of the LA Sherriff's Academy Sniper School, and has competed in several military sniper and marksmanship competitions.
He is heavily involved in marksmanship competitions outside of the military as well such as NRL/PRS, but primarily in USPSA Carry Optics division. He is also currently volunteers his time to mentor military personnel through marksmanship training with Team Military Sniper Foundation.
He is a married father of 6 and currently works full time for DOI.
Chris Roberts a Precision Weapons expert with 18 plus years experience serving in the United States Army as a Sniper Instructor. He conducted operations world wide asn an Sniper Instructor and Infantryman. Was the Senior Instructor at the United States Army Sniper school when he retired. Since retirement he has continued instructing precision shooters and now advising the Army as a Precision Weapons Subject matter expert, in sniper training, force moderization and weapon development.
He actively competes in Precision shooting events across the US.
Michael “Buck” Baccellieri grew up in the Pacific Northwest and started his military career at the age of 17. Joining the Army National Guard while still in high school, he attended basic and AIT and spent 3 years as an infantry rifleman. Upon completing a deployment to the Middle East, he cross-decked to the Marine Corps, where he spent 4 years as an infantryman, assault climber, CWSS swimmer, and Scout in a STA platoon. Michael later went back to the Army National Guard, taking up a slot in a sniper section and after completing sniper school, took up the role of sniper team leader. He finished his career as an instructor at the Ft. Chaffee sniper school house in Ft. Smith, AR. He now works for Leupold & Stevens Inc. as the lead optics and firearms instructor for all military/LE training and fills his time in between classes performing military business development for the Oregon-based company.
John Warren :
It’s always strange writing your own bio. I work hard to not brag about myself and now I am faced with a task that contrasts with that. First and foremost, I am father of two beautiful little girls whom I love dearly. I am an everyday man with an appetite for adventure. I have always sought out hard earned things sometimes to the detriment of my body but will continue these pursuits until I can longer get up. I am a veteran of both OIF and OEF. I am Sniper, a title I hold near to my heart. I have spent my entire adult life in pursuit of excellence behind a rifle it is as much a part of me as my own two hands. I am a teacher of sorts I pass this knowledge I have gained though my life to new and initiated snipers from all services conventional and SOF. This is how I give back to my community. I am a student who seeks mastery hoping I never gain it because the path to mastery is what interests me. I am outdoorsman, living in the pacific northwest affords me many opportunities to pursue other passions such as climbing, surfing and hunting. I have contributed writing to Gym Jones, Forward observations, Sofletes Die Living Journal and The Journal of Mountain Hunting. I am a yogi working with companies to break stereotypes of masculinity and help Veterans transition. I am currently the Director of Military Business Development and Export at Aero Precision a job I love very much. I have been so fortunate in my life to be a person who loves what they do as I believe living with passion for all things is what truly helps us live. I think the two great philosophers "Bill" S. Preston Esq. & Theodore "Ted" Logan summed it up great when they philosophized this “The Best Time To Be Is Now, And All’s We Can Say Is...Let’s Rock!”
John Warren Highlights
1. Veteran of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
2. Sniper, Senior Sniper and Sniper Section leader
3. Contributing writer to
i. The Journal of mounting Hunting
ii. Gym Jones
iii. Forward Observations Volume 1
iv. Die Living
4. Sniper instructor
5. Rad dude
Tarrol Peterson joined the Army as soon as he turned 18. After One Station Unit Training for Infantry at FT Benning GA he was assigned to B co 2/22 Infantry 10th Mountain Division Ft Drum NY As a COHORT refill, he was one of two Privates in the Platoon. He was a Radio Telephone Operator (RTO), M60 Assistant Gunner, and Team Leader. In 1990, he would PCS to Ft Carson where he was a Team Leader with D CO 1-8 Infantry. In January 1991 he volunteered with 20 other Soldiers for a deployment in support of Operation Desert Storm. During Desert Storm he was assigned to C co 7-101st Aviation as a CH-47 Door Gunner. He would then take an early out option in December of 1991. While in the National Guard in 1992. He was a member of the Rifle Team, where he won the Excellence in Competition Match at the National Guard Championships completed Airborne School and Infantry Leaders Course. October 1992, Peterson reenlisted, drove to FT. Drum, and was assigned to 1-87 Infantry Scout Platoon. In December 1992, Peterson and the Scouts were attached to 2-87 IN, along with A CO 1-87, and was deployed to Somalia on 12 December 1992 to kick off Operation Restore Hope where he would be among the first 10th Mountain Division soldiers to earn the highly coveted Combat Infantryman Badge, outside Mundun, Somalia (near Barawe). During Operation Condor Titan in Kismayo, Somalia, Peterson was involved in several engagements with a variety of enemy combatants. After Somalia Peterson was still in the Scout Platoon for the deployment to Haiti where he was the Sniper Section leader for the security of the Presidential Palace. , Peterson would PCS to Vicenza, Italy and be assigned as a Team Leader with B co 3-325 ABCT “The Legion”, with whom he conducted CSAR for Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown after his plane crashed in Croatia April 1996. By 1997, he was a squad leader with 1-508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT) Vicenza Italy where he played Rugby with Italian Team. After PCS’s to Ft Benning in 2000 He ended up at The Basic Combat Training Brigade. In May 2002 he Volunteered and PCS’ed to Kelly Hill A Co 1-15 Infantry and deployed to Kuwait for Operation Desert Spring, where he first started in the Sniper Section in 1-15 IN for the invasion into Iraq. Peterson deployed in support of OIF3 January 2005 until January 2006. On March 7, 2006 Peterson PSC’d to United States Army Sniper School, was assigned as Senior Instructor, and Officer in Charge. His retirement was July 2009. His 20 years in the Army netted over 48 months in combat. After retirement Peterson has worked as a Gunshot Detection Engineer for a Tech company, as an Independent Contractor for the Department of State, Department of Defense Joint Test Analyst, as a Subject Matter Expert for DARPA, Lockheed Martin, Leupold and Stevens and Others
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