The Designated Marksman is an individual within the fireteam that is equipped with a designated marksman rifle.
His role is to provide organic long range accurate firepower to his fireteam or squad.
As such his weapon is usually a rifle caliber semi-automatic rifle equipped with higher magnification optics, a bipod and optionally, a suppressor. His engagement envelope ranges from approximately 250m to 800m with a maximum of 1000m.
The Designated Marksman is NOT a sniper, as is reflected by his attachment to a fireteam, his weapon, and less training.
The primary weapon of the Designated Marksman is a designated marksman rifle such as a Mk 11 mod 0 or a SVD.