The Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Marine Course provides training and education to entry-level Marines that will serve as LAR vehicle drivers within a LAR battalion. Upon completion of the course, students will possess the technical skills requisite of a LAR Marine. Graduates of the course will receive the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 0313 LAR Marine and will receive a government vehicle operators permit for the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV). The course provides detailed instruction on 1st Echelon Mainenance, Driving Techniques, LAR Turret Operations, and Water Operations. To become a certified LAV operator, all students must pass:
1. Intermediate swim qualification.
2. MOS specific physical standards testing which consists of a 155lb deadlift and 115lb clean and press.
3. Drivers performance examination.