The purpose of course is to train qualified Marines MOS 3531 or 3537 to operate MK36 medium and MKR15 heavy tactical wreckers to recover disabled tactical wheeled vehicles in support of combat and garrison operations. In addition, the operator performs crew/operator PMCS and maintains tools and equipment.
About VRC course:
This course provides qualified motor transport operators with the core specialty skills and technical ability to perform the duties of a Motor Transport Vehicle Recovery operator using medium and heavy tactical wreckers under varying garrison/field conditions.
This course imparts technical knowledge and develops the basic functional skills that enable the graduate to function effectively as a basic vehicle recovery operator. Instructions include vehicle recovery, flat tow, lift towing, oxyacetylene cutting, crane operations, basic issue items, operator/crew preventive maintenance checks and services, and emergency procedures on medium and heavy tactical wreckers. The student will become proficient in the T&R tasks required to possess the NMOS and meet the platform licensing requirements for each variant trained at the FLC.
1. Primary MOS of 3531 or 3537.
2. Be Private to Staff Sergeant.
3. Possess a valid state driver's license.
4. U.S. government vehicle operators' identification card (OF346).
5. Qualified to operate the MTVR 7 ton, MKR18.
6. Proper medical examination card for Motor Vehicle Operators.
7. Air brake endorsement.
8. Must have completed the Drivers Improvement Program (DIP) or Driver Safety Course (CMC) if under the age of 26.
The minimum class capacity is 31. The maximum capacity is 35.
3536 (NMOS is a skill designator only)
Student attending this course must have a government travel charge card before reporting. Student cannot receive cash advances through the Fort Leonard Wood (FLW) disbursing. Marines must utilize Defense Travel System (DTS) for lodging before reporting and selecting the Government Lodging/Privatized tab first. Once the dates are entered into DTS, it will either allow you to continue reserve government lodging or will provide a non-availability statement and number on the pre-audit page. If government lodging is not available and a non-availability number is generated, the Preferred Commercial Lodging tab in DTS must be selected, and a chosen hotel from the list IAW Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) policy dated 1 Sept. 2015. Click here for DTS Website.
NOTE: Students Attending the VRC course will stay in lodging either on or off post and require full lodging and meal rate. Lodging reservations must be made in DTS for government or commercial lodging before reporting. Barracks quarters are not available for VRC students. The FLC is not responsible for providing transportation to and from the student billeting to the training area. It is the student's unit requirement to provide their student with the capability to procure transportation to and from the training area.
Students attending Vehicle Recovery Course (VRC) will report to Company Commander, Motor Transport Instruction Company, Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Building 1789 Michigan Ave. During regular working hours, contact numbers are commercial (573) 596-0131/8636, DSN 581-8636, or (573) 596-5729. After regular working hours, contact the Command Duty Officer (CDO) at commercial (573) 337-9628/(573) 596-0342 and report to building 1772 Michigan Ave.
Reporting to MTIC
Lodging accommodations must be reserved through Defense Travel system (DTS). If lodging is unavailable through DTS, a statement of non-availability will be generated within the system. You must obtain the statement of non-availability prior to reserving off-base lodging. DTS must be approved before checking in. Lodging
Hertz Rental Cars
Post Cab Company
COM: (573) 336-0111
1789 Nebraska Ave
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8963
Map to MTIC FLW
FLW Instructor Screening Checklist
SROC Command Screening Checklist
VRC Command Screening Checklist
How to Change Reporting Orders Preferences in DTS
SAT User Guide (NAVMC 1553.1A)
Motor Transport T&R Manual (NAVMC 3500.39_)
Command Duty Officer (CDO)
COM: (573) 337-9628 or (573) 596-0131
S-1 Customer Service
COM: (573) 596-8168
Unit Readiness Coordinator
COM: (573) 596-8165
Sexual Assault Responder Coordinator (SARC):
COM: (573) 596-0186 or (573) 337-9632
COM: (573) 596-0356/0590
COM: (573) 596-6010 or (573) 337-3542
COM: (573) 596-2282
COM: (573) 596-5659
COM: (573) 596-8628
COM: (573) 596-2618
COM: (573) 596-8636
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Major Weidner was born in Granite City, IL on 2 April 1986 and enlisted in the Marine Corps in June of 2004. Trained as a machine gunner, he was first assigned to Marine Corps Security Force Company Bangor, WA. There, he achieved the ranks of private first class, lance corporal, and corporal...
First Sergeant Reyes was born on 26 January 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 8 August 2004 and attended recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Subsequently, he attended Marine Combat Training (West), and the Motor Vehicle Operators Course aboard...