Marines



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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A U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, motivates recruits during a 5-kilometer hike during grass week at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 17, 2022
New Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, wait to be inspected during the Battalion Commander’s Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 11. In addition to uniform wear and fit, each new Marine was evaluated on their self-discipline, military bearing, esprit de corps, and knowledge of general military subjects. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cristian G. Torres)
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 5, 2022.The staff of Recruit Training Regiment ran at the front of the formation wearing red shirts to represent the battalion they lead. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cristian G. Torres)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct the three mile run portion of the physical fitness test (PFT) at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 25, 2022. Recruits ran a route throughout the training grounds aboard the depot to make up the distance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cristian G. Torres)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Anthony Brown with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, executes push-ups with his platoon during a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 21, 2022. New Marines conducted warm-up exercises in front of their friends and family before the run. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)
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U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct an introductory hike around Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 8, 2022. A progressive hike program of increasing distances and pace improve the recruits' mental and physical conditioning, sustain field conditioning and provide overall preparation for Marine Combat Training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler W. Abbott)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the bayonet assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, March 29, 2022. This training teaches and applies techniques from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler W. Abbott)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Manny, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego mascot, oversees the training grounds at MCRD, March. 28, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, fireman carry their fellow recruits during a simulated CASEVAC run on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 15, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a 5K hike during grass week at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 15, 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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