Company First Sergeant
To the families and friends:
I want to thank you for being part of your Marine’s life as they serve this great nation. Your Marine will be trained and educated on the common combat skills required of a Marine Rifleman over the next 29 days. Several days after your Marine arrives to the battalion, you will receive a letter with information regarding graduation and other pertinent information. Expect limited communication during their time here, as your Marine will be in a field environment for most of the training period. Thank you for your support of your Marine.
To the Marines:
Congratulations on becoming a Marine. I want to thank you for your service to our country and on choosing to be a Marine. I want you to come to Marine Combat Training with the right attitude and to be accountable for all your actions. We will prepare you through a demanding 29-day program of instruction taught by the most experienced, professional, and knowledgeable Staff Non-commissioned Officers and Non-commissioned Officers that the Marine Corps has to offer, known as Combat Instructors. They will train and educate you in the common combat skills required of every Marine to fight and win our nation’s battles. Learn as much as you can from the Combat Instructors during your short time here. Our goal is to provide well-trained, smart, fit, and tough Marine Riflemen, who can accomplish follow-on MOS training then serve well in Fleet Marine Force units.
When you arrive, Combat Instructors and I expect you to be morally, mentally, and physically prepared to train. We expect you to devote yourself and focus on the training, in order to gain everything you can out of your experience here. We expect you to be accountable for everything you do here, not just of yourself but your fellow Marines also. Finally, when you graduate, we expect you to retain what you learn and uphold the time honored traditions of our Marine Corps.
Welcome to Fox Company. I look forward to serving with you.
1stLt John D. Habert
Fox Company Commander