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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New Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Jan. 21, 2021. Following graduation on Jan. 22, the new Marines will be transported to Camp Pendleton, Calif., to begin their next phase of training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred)

New Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Jan. 21, 2021.

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New Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, stand in formation during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Jan. 15, 2021. Graduation took place at the completion of the 13-week transformation including training for drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marines Corps customs and traditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anthony D. Pio) Graduation took place at the completion of the 13-week transformation including training for drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marines Corps customs and traditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anthony D. Pio)

You voted, and we listened. Here is this week's Top Shot Winner! New Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, stand in formation during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Jan. 15, 2021. Graduation took place at the completion of the 13-week transformation including training for drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marines Corps customs and traditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anthony D. Pio)

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Drill instructors with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, exchange guidons during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Jan. 8, 2021. Graduation took place at the completion of the 13-week transformation including training for drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marines Corps customs and traditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anthony D. Pio)

Drill instructors with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, exchange guidons during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Jan. 8, 2021.