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Marines

Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in grass week at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 17, 2021. Recruits endured numerous hours over the week mastering the fundamentals of marksmanship before moving on to live fire drills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)



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.


 

Commanding Officer, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Colonel Carlos T. Jackson

Colonel Jackson enlisted into the Marine Corps Reserve in 1992.  He graduated from Tuskegee University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and received his commission via the Platoon Leader’s Class program in December of 1996. Colonel Jackson’s assignments in the operating forces include: Assault...

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Sergeant Major, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Sergeant Major Robert C. Ixtlahuac

Sergeant Major Ixtlahuac enlisted in the Marine Corps on May 18, 1993 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego California.  Upon completion of recruit training he reported to Marine Corps Combat Training at Camp Pendleton, California.  Following MCT, he attended the...

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U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Jonathan Parks with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conducts team bicep curls during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 26, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, prepare for the bayonet assault course at Marine Corps at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 30, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, practice close order drill at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 18, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, squat with a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 15, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Kaleb J. Wilson with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, executes squats during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 8, 2022.
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U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Jashwa Rivera, a Chief Drill Instructor with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, leads warm ups during a physical training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 26, 2022.
A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion fires at his target during a table one live fire exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 19, 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas McKnight, a martial arts instructor with Recruit Training Regiment, teaches recruits bayonet assault techniques on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 6, 2022.
A new U.S. Marine with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, is greeted by a loved one during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 24, 2022.



 

 

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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