Unit HomeNortheastMCISRegional MARDETSMARDET Newport

EGATraining and Education Command Logo        

Marine Corps Detachment Newport

 

Marine Corps Detachment Newport

Marine Corps Intelligence Schools

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Produce accession level Military Occupational Specialties in Aviation Logistics Tactical Information Systems (ALTIS) (6694); support Marines assigned to Naval Justice School, and provide headquarters and administrative support to designated Marines aboard and in the vicinity of Naval Station Newport and at Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) East.

Collapse All Expand All
Early History - Ship Guard Duty

In 1798, by an order from the Secretary of the Navy, a detachment of Marines was sent for duty aboard the USS General Greene, stationed in Newport, Rhode Island. A few months later, more Marines were sent for duty the USS George Washington, also located in Newport. This was the earliest known beginning of the US Marine Corps presence in Newport, Rhode Island. To support this staffing effort, a Marine lieutenant was sent on recruiting detail to the nearby states of New England to find volunteers for the duty. Marines maintained a presence in Newport in the manner for close to a century.
 
Establishment of the Marine Barracks

As the size of the Marine presence aboard the base grew over time, the detachment of Marines came to be berthed on the USS New Hampshire due to a lack of barracks. Before being towed to new London, Connecticut in 1891 for decommissioning, it had been used as Commodore Stephen B. Luce's flagship for the Navy's Apprentice Training Squadron. When the New Hampshire left Newport, the Marines had to camp out for nearly two years -summer and winter- until the government awarded a contract for the construction of a new Marine Barracks building to be completed in 1894. Though originally intended to be a model barracks with steam heating and electric bells, by the time of its hasty completion it left much to be desired, albeit a step up from camping out. For the next 50 years, Marines in Newport maintained guard duty for the Naval War College and the Torpedo Station.
 
World War II - 1977
 
From 1941 to 1946, Newport was renamed Navy Operating Base Newport and was increased in size and activity substantially to support the war effort in Europe. After World War II ended, the Marine presence continued up until 1977, when the Marine Barracks Newport was officially decommissioned and re-designated as a detachment.
 
1977 - Present
 

From 1977 to today, the Marines have maintained a presence aboard Naval Station Newport at detachment strength.  No longer in charge of base and facilities security, the Marine Corps Detachment Newport now maintains a detachment that provides headquarters, training, administrative and disbursing support functions to the more than 200-strong Marine presence aboard the base.  MCDET Newport, RI was formed in 2010 as a combination of the MarDet Newport Admin Support Detachment and Marine Detachment, Athens GA.  With the closing of Navy Supply Corps School Athens, GA as directed by BRAC 2005, the Marine Detachment moved from Athens, GA to Newport, RI.  Our schoolhouses teach various courses, including the following: the Aviation Logistics Tactical Information Systems Course, Basic Lawyers Course (BLC), Legal Services Support (LSS), and Legal Services Court Reporter Course (LSCRC).

 
Chain of Command:
- Marine Corps Combat Development Command
-- Marine Corps Training & Education Command
--- Marine Corps Training Command
---- Marine Corps Intelligence Schools
----- Marine Corps Detachment Newport, RI
------ Marine Corps SERE School East

All Marines coming aboard Naval Station Newport must either check into Building 1112 (the Marine Detachment building) during normal working hours or call the Command Duty Officer at (401) 440-7216 and arrange to check into Building 689 (the Marine barracks) after normal working hours.  Do not attempt to check into Building 291 (King Hall).

To check into the Marine Corps Detachment Newport, please ensure you have the following items:

 

   - Service Record Book or Officer Qualification Record
    - Copy of Original Orders
    - Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Receipts
    - Toll Receipts 
    - Any Updated Dependent of Personal Information
    - Individual Education Plans for school-aged Exceptional Family Members.
Collapse All Expand All

 

Course Location: Marine participation at SERE can be done at two locations,
SERE East, located at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine
and SERE West, located at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California.
Class Size: Varies
Clearance: Secret
Course Duration: 12 days












Prerequisites:

Medical Screening Forms must be completed within fourteen days of training by competent medical authority. Medical Record and NATOPS Training Jacket must accompany the individual. Student documentation must provide verification of security clearance. Ensure that no travel arrangements are made prior to 1800 on Friday following class completion. To obtain SERE medical Screening Forms and the required and recommended equipment list, visit link:

https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/csf

Scope:

This course provides Level C Code of Conduct (CoC) training to selected high risk of capture personnel. With respect to world-wide Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE), this course provides the necessary knowledge, skill sets and methods of survival for evading enemy capture, resisting exploitation, and escape from captivity. SERE is designed to build proactive, confident and self-reliant graduates, capable of participating in their own evasion, survival and recovery. It provides tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) to live within the obligations of the CoC and adhere to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity to return home with honor.

This course of instruction is designed to train pilots, flight officers, intelligence officers, aircrew, Special Operating Forces (SOF) and other designated high risk of capture personnel in the basic skills necessary for world-wide survival, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for evasion and recovery in hostile or unfriendly territory. Additionally, students will receive training in resistance techniques designed to mitigate various forms of exploitation, as well as various methods for escape from enemy captivity or detention in accordance with DOD Instruction 1300.21. This training is based on and reinforces the core values expressed in the Code of Conduct, and provides an appropriate balance of sound educational methodology and realistic/stressful training scenarios.

Reporting Instructions:

SERE-East: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine:

It is recommended that students fly into Logan International Airport in Boston, MA. If a rental car is not authorized, a bus shuttle service is available through C&J Bus Service to the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth, NH. Tickets can be purchased (round trip fare: $38.00) on line. Taxi service is available at the Pease Tradeport for transportation to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Report to the RADM Jeremiah, A. Denton, Jr. Building (Bldg 389) for check in. If the Taxi is unable to proceed on base, contact the SERE School Command Duty Officer (Office 207-438-4330; Cell 207-837-1736) for transportation from the gate.

SERE-West: Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California

If the first work day is earlier than your convene date, report to Training Support Center Detachment San Diego, located at Building 861, Room 107 aboard NAS North Island with your service record, original orders, medical and dental records, medical screening form, and NATOPS Training Jacket (619-545-8292/9728). If unable to check in with Training Support Center Detachment, check in with NAS North Island's Quarterdeck (Bldg 678) and receive Reporting Endorsement (check in stamp). When billeting is required, check in with Central Billeting (Bldg 1500, Rodgers Road, 619-545-9551). On your convene date report to Bldg 618 aboard NAS North Island at 0630 with your service record, original orders, medical and dental records, medical screening form, and NATOPS Training Jacket. Student Control Representatives will check you in on the first deck (619-767-1434).

  

 Naval Health Clinic New England EFMP
http://nhcne.med.navy.mil/services/EFMP.asp 

If you have a dependent in the Exceptional Family Member Program who needs to be enrolled in school, be vigilant with the school after their Individual Education Plan (IEP) is submitted. If there are issues with the school, the Exceptional Family Member Program at Naval Station Newport does not have the provisions to either provide a licensed attorney for IEP issues nor the ability to reimburse the cost of a civilian attorney.

Marine Corps Detachment Newport
1112 Bulldog Boulevard
Naval Station Newport, RI 02841

Building 1112
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 0730-1630

 

Adjutant Phone

(401) 841-3253

 

Admin Phone
(401) 841-2759/3253/4097
 
Admin Fax
(401) 841-3202
 
Command Duty Officer (during non-working hours)
(401) 440-7216
 
Security Manager
(401) 841-4088
 
Assistant Security Manager
(401) 841-3253
 
Voting Assistance

(401) 841-4121

Family Readiness Officer
(401) 841-4142

Email