Weapons and Field Training Battalion


MISSION: Provide instruction to recruits in rifle marksmanship, designated Marine Corps Common Skills (MCCS), and facilitate the conduct of the Crucible in accordance with the Program of Instruction (POI) in order to support the making of the highest quality basic United States Marine.

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. 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.
New Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, July 1, 2021.
Recruit Lane Raney, a rct. with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, exits the bus during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, June 22, 2021.
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New Marines of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, June 3, 2021.
New Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, May 20, 2021.
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Private First Class Jay Anthony Villarreal, a Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, hugs his daughter, Emelia Villarreal, following a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, April 29, 2021. Villarreal was recruited out of Hondo, Texas, with Recruiting Substation Westlakes in San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
Recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the confidence course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, April 28, 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