Members of the SRT team are connected to the Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO). They are on quick alert always to tackle high-risk emergencies, such as hostage situations, barricaded subjects, an active shooter, among others.
SRT Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC) Headquarters and Support (H&S) Battalion team commander gunnery sergeant Russell Harned said: “Today, we shot from a tower structure to simulate engaging a hostel target from a sniper position.
“Afterward, we moved to a short range to practice static fire, multiple hostel engagements, and team movement drills.”
According to Harned, the latest training involved the team members to undertake a familiarisation course of fire with different weapons, including Colt M45A1 close quarter battle pistol, P320-M18 pistol, M4A1 Carbines and M40A6 rifle.
The SRT team primarily works to contain, control, neutralise and dominate a high-risk threat, both psychologically and physically.
The training drills allow SRT to practice marksmanship weekly and further enhance their proficiency.
It also prepares the team members to perform operations with a dynamic and psychological approach.
SRT MCIPAC H&S Battalion team leader corporal Dylan Diamond said: “Our job as a team is to protect all service members, Status of Forces Agreement Personnel and local nationals on base.
“When we arrive at a site, we resolve situation promptly, with minimal property damage.”