This nine week course is designed to train Marines in the knowledge and skills required to perform as a Rifle Marine, Machine Gunner, Mortar Marine, Infantry Assault Marine, and Antitank Missile Gunner in an infantry company.  This course will also challenge Marines mentally and physically.  Marines will receive instruction on employing their assigned weapon system(s) both in a classroom and field environment. 

Tactical instruction includes offense and defense operations with numerous day and night live-fire training events.  This course reinforces the skills mastered during the Program of Instruction through scenario-based training that simulates what Marines will be required to perform in the Operating Forces.  Marines will also be challenged through physical conditioning as well as numerous hikes culminating in a 20 kilometer hike.  Upon successful completion of the course, Marines will receive their Military Occupational Specialty and report to their assigned unit.