Field Medical Service Officer (FMSO)
Field Medical Training Battalion - East
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

For generations the Navy Medical Department has taken pride in its role of providing medical support for the United States Marine Corps. Navy personnel who have served with the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) have found this duty to be immensely rewarding as evidenced by the respect and admiration between Marine and Navy personnel who have served together.

During this five day course Field Medical Officers, to include Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Nurse Corps, and Medical Service Corps, are immersed primarily in classroom training, along with field training. Emphasis is placed on familiarization with USMC organization and structure, and current medical problems and trends specific to serving with the Fleet Marine Force or Mobile Construction Battalions.

Mailing Address

Commanding Officer
Field Medical Training Battalion
PSC Box 20042
Camp Lejeune NC 28542-0042

Phone & Fax

During Working Hours 910-450-0763
After Working Hours 252-764-5588
FAX: 910-450-0927

Student Mail

While assigned to FMTB-E, students are authorized to receive mail. Students are encouraged to give their family members their mailing address and the Quarterdeck phone number to ensure they can contact you in an emergency. Your mailing address will be:

Your Name
Field Medical Training Battalion
Platoon ___________
PSC BOX 20042
Camp Lejeune NC 28542-0042


BLOCK 1 Table of Contents
FMSO 100 Rank Structure
FMSO 101 USMC History
FMSO 102 USMC Organizational Structure
FMSO 103 USMC Leadership
FMSO 104 USMC Uniform Regulation
FMSO 105 Individual Combat Equipment
FMSO 106 Intro To Tactical Combat Casualty
FMSO 107 Conduct Triage
FMSO 108 VHF Radio
FMSO 109 Coordinate Casualty Evacuation
BLOCK 2 Table of Contents
FMSO 201 Manage Force Health Protection
FMSO 202 Care of Feet 
FMSO 203 Water Purification
FMSO 204 Field Waste Disposal
FMSO 205 Health Service Support Plan
FMSO 206 Field Medical Service Training Program
FMSO 207 Recognize Combat Stress Disorders
FMSO 208 Traumatic Brain Injury
FMSO 209 Field Protective Mask
FMSO 210 Don Mission-Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) Gear
FMSO 211 Improvised Explosive Device
FMSO 212 Land Navigation
FMSO 213 M9 Service Pistol Familiarization











What to Bring

All personnel attending FMSO shall bring the following items with them:

· Good pair of running shoes with white socks (not basketball shoes)

· Pen and highlighter

· 4 sets of boot bands

· 1 set of dog tags (red tags for allergies)

· Sufficient amount of toiletry items to provide for your personal comfort during the training period

· Medications (EPI pen, inhalers, etc.,)

· Sunscreen

· Insect repellant

Officers are required to bring or purchase their own uniforms. No uniforms will be issued by FMTB. If you will be going to a Marine Corps command after you graduate from FMTB, you should bring:

· 2 complete sets of  MCCUU (woodland) uniforms

· 2 Camouflage Navy covers (without USMC Emblem) with subdued (blackened) officer cover device

· 2 Khaki belts with open gold buckle

· 4 pairs of brown, black, or green boot socks

· 2 sets of shiny collar devices (rank on right, corps device on left)

· 2 pairs of brown USMC combat boots

· 4 green t-shirts

· 2  Navy PT uniforms (gold & blue)

· 2 pair green USMC PT shorts

The uniform of the day for the Marine Corps has been synchronized with daylight savings time (DST). During summer months, the woodland MCCUU will be worn with sleeves up. During winter months, the uniform of the day is Woodland MCCUU with sleeves down. Bring both no matter what season! Service uniform will be worn on Friday. For those who will be going to a USMC command and are not able to purchase the USMC MCCUU at your local Exchange, you can order your uniforms online at:

At the conclusion of the training day, usually 1630 – 1700, liberty will be granted. Appropriate civilian attire should be brought with you for this purpose.

As with any Marine Corps command, physical training (PT) is a large and very important part of over all FMF training and education. The course is physically demanding and preparation prior to reporting is extremely essential. Students are expected to maintain Navy body fat composition and grooming standards. All Students will be measured (height, weight, and body fat) on the first day of class. ARRIVE IN STANDARDS AND IN SHAPE! You will not be able to participate in training if you are out of standards, you will be sent to your previous/next command.. On Training Day Two, an inventory Navy Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) consisting of: sit-ups, push-ups, and a 1.5 mile timed run will be conducted (swimming is NOT an option). Other physical training conducted during the course includes:  

  • 3-4 PT evolutions

  • 2 and 4 mile hikes with gear (gear will be issued, then returned)

  • Gas chamber

  • 9mm Pistol Range (Familiarization Fire)

  • Marine Corps Obstacle Course

  • Litter Obstacle Course


FMTB is located onboard Camp Johnson, in Jacksonville, NC. Camp Johnson is part of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Camp Lejeune is a very large base that covers a wide area and is located approximately 4 miles from Camp Johnson.

When leaving the Albert J. Ellis airport, follow the signs toward Jacksonville. At the intersection of Catherine Lake Road and Route 258/Highway 24, turn right. Continue on Route 258/24 until you come to a four way intersection. Go straight thru the intersection and follow the signs towards Camp Lejeune. Take the Montford Point exit and take a right off the exit and enter Camp Johnson. Once on board Camp Johnson, continue straight on Montford Landing Road and take a left onto Harlem Drive. There will be signs directing you to FMTB-E.

Personnel arriving by plane in Jacksonville are dependent upon taxi or limousine service from the airport to Camp Johnson (approximately $25.00 from the Jacksonville airport to FMTB-E). Taxi service from New Bern, Kinston, or Wilmington, NC is more expensive ranging from $80.00 from New Bern/Kinston to over $300.00 for a taxi from Wilmington, NC (This expense is reimbursable upon liquidation of your orders so keep your receipt). On-base transportation is limited to local taxi service, with a military bus service for traveling between bases.

Reporting Details

Students are to report in the Navy Service Uniform, or the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU). The uniform for the first day of class will be the woodland MCCUU with physical training gear underneath. If you will be checking in during normal working hours, (0730-1630), report directly to the school headquarters, Building M-508, S-1, RM 111.  The duty phone is 252-764-5588 and is manned 24/7. The parking area for FMSO students is located at the parking lot, left of BLDG M508.Personnel shall report with their original orders.

Personnel reporting on TAD orders should report with their original TAD orders.

Prior to Reporting

In order to arrive at the school fully prepared and to prevent undue hardships on you and your dependents, the following procedures should be addressed prior to arriving at this command:

  • Ensure that dependents are adequately provided for

  • Obtain a Will and a Power of Attorney (if desired)

  • Update immunizations as required

  • Bring current Military Identification Card (check expiration)


We are a limited, temporary duty station whose mission is to train Medical Department and Religious Ministry personnel for duty with the Marine Forces. Please try to solve all problems and issues such as order modifications, swaps, spouse co-location, and class convening date changes, with the detailers prior to arriving at FMTB-E.


To attend the FMSO course using ADT funds, send an email request to the Operational Support Officer (OSO) at Navy Medicine Manpower, Personnel, Training & Education (NMPT&E) Command or via phone at (301) 319-4740 to get a Billet Control Number (BCN). All other request for funding to attend the course must be submitted through your local Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSC) .

Direct Deposit

It is mandatory that all personnel reporting to FMTB-E be on direct deposit. The Customer Service Detachment at Camp Lejeune is NOT authorized to write checks for regular pay periods unless a DDS request has been submitted. All students will receive a meal card and are not eligible for commuted rations while at FMTB-E.

Family Separation Allowance

If you have orders to any local duty station (Camp Lejeune, New River, Cherry Point), and you do not relocate your family to North Carolina, you will NOT receive FSA. All other students with a spouse or children (listed on their Page-2) are eligible for FSA as long as your Ultimate Duty Station is not a local command.

Students should check in with a minimum of $100.00 cash for meals and incidentals. Meals hours and rates for the dining facility are as follows:

Breakfast Mon-Fri 0530 0800 $2.45
Lunch Mon-Fri 1100 1245 $4.55
Dinner Mon-Fri 1700 1830 $4.55

If Camp Lejeune is your ultimate duty station, it is recommended that you contact the Family Housing Office at (910) 450-1628. Officers who are accompanied by family members will be responsible for procuring lodging for themselves and their dependent family members. For all other officers, single or unaccompanied, billeting is available aboard Camp Johnson. Officers must contact the BOQ manager at (910) 450-0828 to arrange billeting. If the BOQ is full, the student will check in at the All Points Inn at Main Side, Camp Lejeune. If there is no availability, the All Points Inn will issue a statement of non-availability to the Sailor for the entire duration of their stay.
Military Accommodations:

All Points Inn (BOQ) Camp Johnson BOQ Lejeune Inn
910-451-2146 910-456-7073 910-451-3041

  ** CELL PHONES: Use only hands-free cell phone devices while driving. **

Traffic and driving regulations (SPEEDING, PARKING, SEAT BELTS, CELL PHONES, etc.) are strictly enforced by the Military Police.

For planning purposes, graduation will be held on the last day of class. Seasonal MCCUU will be worn for the graduation. Due to the distance of the local airport, flights should NOT be scheduled to depart the area prior to 1200 on the day of graduation. Students will not leave prior to completion of end of course critiques and graduation.