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)



  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


 

 

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)

 

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Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Water Survival Basic Qualification course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 22, 2021. As a graduation requirement, recruits had to perform various swim exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)

Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Water Survival Basic Qualification course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 22, 2021.

Rct. Garrett D. Birdsong with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, responds to orders during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, March 16, 2021. At this point, recruits are informed of the articles under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Rct. Birdsong is from Dalhart, Texas, he was recruited out of RS Amarillo. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brooke C. Woods)

Rct. Garrett D. Birdsong with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, responds to orders during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, March 16, 2021.

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Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the Combat Conditioning Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 10, 2021. The course exposed recruits to the physical demands they could be faced with during a combat situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)