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Train the Trainer School (T3S) trains and educates military and civilian personnel designated by NAVMC 1553.2 in formal school management, design and development of curriculum, and instructional key performance areas, utilizing the ADDIE process, in order to provide the foundation for success as school administrators, curriculum developers, and instructors assigned to Marine Corps Formal Schools.


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Letter from the Director:

Train the Trainer School (T3S) is home to the Instructor Development Course, Curriculum Developer Course and Formal School Management Course.  Our mission is to train and educate military and civilian personnel assigned to leadership and instructional billets in the Supporting Establishment and Operating Forces in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of Individual and Unit Training using the Systems Approach to Training and Education.

T3S trains in excess of 2,000 career-level Marines and civilians annually.  Additionally, T3S supports Commanders’ efforts to enhance the efficiency of their educational and instructional programs with on-site curriculum assistance visits tailored to address unit needs.  T3S Headquarters is located in Bldg M324 aboard Camp Johnson, North Carolina.  Detachment East courses are held on Camp Johnson, North Carolina with Detachment West courses being held in Area 52, Camp Pendleton, California.  Contact information is provide under the Contacts tab.

Our curriculum is challenging but the Staff and Faculty of T3S strive to provide our utmost support of your organization’s training requirements.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to call our Academics office at (910) 450-1835/1268 or DSN 750-1835/1268.  We look forward to your arrival!


Director of Train the Trainer School


Ready to Fight 2019
This video shows highlights from events 3rd Marine Division Marines participated in during 2019. The compilation of video footage shows a glimpse into the division operational tempo throughout the Indo Pacific Theater. The divisions will continue to do what it was originally created for: train, support and deploy Marines in preparation of future operations in 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps video edited by SSgt. Albert J. Carls)
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