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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 Francisco W. Ortega

Sergeant Major Ortega reported to MCRD San Diego in January of 2000. Graduating from recruit training in April, he then reported tothe School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, CA, for Marine Combat Training. After completing the Marine Combat Training in July of2000, Sergeant Major Ortega was...

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U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practice Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 30, 2023.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Manny, the mascot of Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego and Western Recruiting Region, visits Drill Instructor School at MCRD San Diego, Jan. 23, 2023.U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Manny, the mascot of Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego and Western Recruiting Region, visits Drill Instructor School at MCRD San Diego, Jan. 23, 2023.
A U.S. Marine Corps recruit with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, fires his rifle during a table two course of fire at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 10,
Guests of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion cheer on the newest Marines at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 12, 2023
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in an obstacle during the Crucible at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 3, 2023.
U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Hunter Garcia with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, completes the "slide for life" obstacle during the confidence course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 27, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps Rct. Louis Youngblood, a recruit with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conducts log exercises during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 19, 2022.
New U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, Dec. 15, 2022
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Madison D. Franklin, a Marine with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, marches in formation during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, Dec. 2, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, navigate the weaver obstacle during the confidence course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 28, 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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