All Marines are continually inculcated in the importance of basic infantry skills.
◾Understands the mission of the Infantry Marine and recognizes their role
◾Intimate with their personal equipment and the care/maintenance of it
◾Confident in their ability to thrive in an austere environment
◾Possess a baseline proficiency in all Infantry Common Skills
(3) CORE COMPETENCIES
◾Individual and Crew Served Weapons Proficiency
◾Individual Offensive Fundamentals
◾Individual Defensive Fundamentals
◾"Teach; Demonstrate; Practical Application (pre-brief); Evaluate (debrief); Remediate; Reinforce!"
(3) INSTRUCTIONAL CATEGORIES
◾Mastery: Military Occupational Specialty Specific Task, Written Examinations and Practical Application
◾Reinforcement: Physical Fitness and Combat Conditioning to ready the Marine for the Operating Forces
◾Exposure: Zero/Engage targets with Service Rifle; five paragraph order; Offensive mindset