"You may specialize in sniping, shields and marksmanship, or stealth, technology and close-quarters engagement. The quartermaster will get you started."
―Commander Vasil Dorne[src]

The sniper combat specialization program was one of a number of combat specialization programs utilized by agents of Imperial Intelligence. Agents who underwent the program specialized in the use of sniper rifles, shields, and marksmanship skills. Cipher Nine qualified for the operative and sniper programs.