Marines


Weapons and Field Training Battalion


MISSION: Weapons and Field Training Battalion conducts entry level marksmanship and combat marksmanship training; provides professional instruction on and evaluation of basic military field skills; and supervises the execution of the culminating event for Recruit Training - the Crucible.


San Diego, California – A Marine with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, proudly holds his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, after completing the Crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California October 24, 2019. The Crucible is a 54 hour long event that tests the recruits on everything they have been taught throughout recruit training, pushing through sleep and food deprivation in order to earn the title of Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Jesse Lora)



 

 

U.S. Marines with Range Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, train recruits on the proper handling and firing of the M16A4 service rifle aboard Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 20, 2016. Marines instructed and coached the recruits during both the grass and firing week portions of recruit training, ensuring the recruits are able to fire accurately and qualify on the rifle. (U.S. Marine Corps motion media by Sgt. John C. Lamb)

 

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, demonstrate exercises during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Sept. 27, 2021
U.S. Marine recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a mass casualty scenario during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021.
A U.S. Marine Corps Private with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion holds his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor for the first time during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 2, 2021.
U.S. Marine Corps recruit Lucas Leis, a recruit with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion runs up a hill during the crucible at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 1, 2021. T
Friends and family of the new Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion wait for their Marines to arrive for the motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, San Diego, Aug. 19, 2021.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Omar Bardalesramos, a drill instructor with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, commands recruits to curl a log during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Aug. 2, 2021.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
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U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Lucas M. Vondehaar, a recruit with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, squats with a log during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, July 19, 2021. Vondehaar was recruited out of Beloit, Wisconsin with Recruiting Substation Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Physical training was utilized to strengthen the body and develop a strong character embodying our core values through teamwork. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
New recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, July 13, 2021.

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  Colonel Carlos T. Jackson
  Commanding Officer,
  Weapons and Field Training Battalion
  Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA

  CO's Bio

  Sergeant Major Robert C. Ixtlahuac
  Sergeant Major, 
  Weapons and Field Training Battalion
  Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
  Sgt Maj's Bio