Field Medical Training Battalion - West
Training Command
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California

Field Medical Training Battalion West is located in the 21 Area, Camp Del Mar, Camp Pendleton, California, building 210730.


Develop, coordinate, resource, execute and evaluate training and education concepts, policies, plans and programs to ensure the Hospital Corpsman is prepared for assignment with the operational forces.


To be the best training command within the United States Marine Corps; producing the best trained, best prepared, and battle-ready Field Medical Service Technicians.  They will be prepared to meet the challenges of present and future operational environments.

Field Medical Training Battalion originated during mobilization at the beginning of the Korean War.  For all practical purposes, training of Hospital Corpsmen for duty with the Fleet Marine Force had ceased after the end of World War II.  In the latter part of August of 1950, the School’s headquarters was established near the main dispensary in the 13 Area of Camp Pendleton. 

The first class convened on 4 September 1950 and was composed of 80 Hospital Corpsmen who had been recalled to active duty with organized Marine Corps Reserve units.  In October of that year, the School was relocated to Camp Del Mar, where it has remained since. 

In January of 1951, the School was formally designated as the Field Medical Training Battalion, Training and Replacement Command.  In July of 1955, the Secretary of the Navy designated Field Medical Service School as a  Naval Shore Establishment Command under the management and control of the Commanding General, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. 

The course of instruction was finally designated as a Marine Corps Formal School, on 12 April, 1963.  On June 15, 2007 the school was re-established as Field Medical Training Battalion.

Mailing Address

Field Medical Training Battalion
BOX 555243
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Phone & Fax

Quarter Deck During Working Hours 760-725-2559
OOD After Working Hours 760-213-1897
DSN: 365-XXXX / 361-XXXX

Personnel/ Administration (S-1)

Operations/ Training (S-3)

Logistics/ Supply (S-4)

Formal School Management (S-5)

Communication (S-6) 

Academics (S-7) 



(760) 763-0175



1.  BAS will stop for all students while attending FMTB-W regardless of paygrade.

BAS.  Every student will have a meal deduction of $10.50 a day while attending FMTB-W. The total amount for the month will be between $310 to $325 depending on the number of days in a month.

2.  BAH.

  • If you currently have dependents, your BAH will continue at the rate of your previous Permanent Duty Station (PDS) unless your Ultimate Duty Station (UDS) is Camp Pendleton, CA.  All personnel with their UDS as Camp Pendleton will receive BAH w/ dependent at the rate of Camp Pendleton.   
  • Members married military to military that are not within the vicinity of their UDS will only receive BAH-Transit. If your married military to military, your UDS is Camp Pendleton, CA and you have an established residence you may request single BAH.
  • If you do not have a dependent, you are authorized BAH-Transit when in a travel, leave in route, or proceed time status while transferring between duty stations.

3.  Family Separation Allowance-Temporary (FSA-T).  FSA-T is authorized when a Sailor is on temporary duty continuously for more than 30 days away from their UDS.

4. TRAVEL CLAIMS:  Travel Claims will not be liquidated while at FMTB-W.

5. Updating Page 2:  Your Page 2 must be updated via NSIPS RED/DA. Once submitted, please notify S-1.


1.  The S-1 will coordinate air travel if you do not receive a flight from your previous command.

2.  All flight changes must be coordinated through S-1.

3.  If your UDS is overseas, please ensure you provide a copy of your overseas screening (NAVPERS 1300/16) to S-1 upon check in.

Educational Services Officer (ESO)

1.  Bring hard copies of your transfer/detaching evaluations and any approved/signed award certificates prior to arriving at FMTB-W to be uploaded in your Enlisted Advancement Worksheets (EAW) on NSIPS website.

2.  Ensure that you verify accuracy of information reflected on your EAW by logging on the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) website prior to detaching from your command.  Familiarize yourself on how to navigate through your EAW on NSIPS in addition to uploading documents such as evals and/or signed award citations.

3.  Also verify your eligibility status for advancement.  Remember that it is your primary responsibility to manage your own career especially as the Navy transitions to self-service information systems.

4.  Inform your current ESO to transfer your EAW to Unit Identification Code (UIC) 65988, Fld Medical Trg Battalion West.

5.  Obtain your current duty station ESO's contact information (phone number and e-mail address).

6.  Obtain a reliable contact information from your current duty station in case you need to request additional copies of evaluations or award citations (i.e. your LPO, LCPO, etc.).              

7.  Professional Military Knowledge (PMK-EE) should be completed per the most recent NAVADMIN.  For information on Early Promote (EP) Time-in-Rate waivers please see the most recent NAVADMIN.  

8.  Per BUPERSINST 1430.16G, paragraph 308.b, for new accessions that have graduated from "A" School and are eligible for this cycle and do not have a current evaluation in paygrade, a PMA of 3.60 may be assigned. This PMA will be used solely for this cycle and will not be utilized in future PMA computations.

9.  The months for Navy-Wide Advancement Exams (NWAE) are March and September (E-5 and E-6 exams). E-4 are no longer required to take an exam but must still complete their PMKEE.  However, there exists a strong possibility that you may end up taking a substitute exam instead due to the Field Medical Service Technician (FMST) class schedule.    

10.  Contact My Navy Career Center at (833)330-6622 or for Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW) questions/further guidance.


1.  Sponsorship is not provided for inbound students. For questions related to reporting please reference your orders for the FMTB-W OOD contact information.

2.  Order swaps or modifications are NOT authorized.

3.  Spouse co-location should be coordinated PRIOR to arrival at FMTB-W. 

4.  Reenlistments and CWAY must be completed PRIOR to reporting.


Field Medical Training Battalion-West

Created by PS2 Marissa Brown and Sgt Alfonso Palacious

Field Medical Training Battalion - West Leaders

Commanding Officer
Field Medical Training Battalion - West

Captain Granados was born in Bogota, Colombia. He immigrated to the United States at age 14 settling

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Executive Officer
Field Medical Training Battalion - West

Commander (CDR) George J. Brand II was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  He enlisted in the Navy

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Command Master Chief
Field Medical Training Battalion - West

In May of 1999, MCPO Martin enlisted as a Seaman Recruit and attended Basic Training at Navy Recruit

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