Steve Suttles

Instructor Biography

Steve’s  career in marksmanship began at age 16 in the NRA indoor small-bore youth program. Steve entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968, and went on to graduate from their Sniper School before deploying to Vietnam in 1969.  Steve made one of the longest shots made by a bolt rifle in that conflict (1250 yards) from Hill 55. Steve graduated from the Basic Combat Intelligence Course in Norfolk Va. He applied for and was selected for embassy duty, but opted to start a civilian career. In 1983, Steve became active Oklahoma Army National Guard and just recently retired from the guard after serving 21 plus years. During his tenure in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, Steve taught at the National Guard Bureau’s Scout Sniper School at Little Rock, Arkansas. He also established the Oklahoma National Guard Sniper School at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma in 1999. He is also an accredited instructor at the Ft. Sill Field Artillery School, in field artillery survey and forward observer. Steve is an avid shooter and international competitor. In his spare time Steve enjoys hunting and fishing with his son, and visiting his grandchildren.