This course provides qualified motor transport operators the core specialty skills and technical ability to perform the duties as a motor transport vehicle recovery operator using medium and heavy tactical wreckers under varying garrison/field conditions.
This course imparts the technical knowledge and develops the basic functional skills that enables the graduate to effectively function as a basic vehicle recovery operator. Instruction is concentrated toward vehicle recovery, flat tow, lift towing, oxyacetylene cutting, crane operations, basic issue items, operator/crew preventive maintenance checks and services, and emergency procedures on both medium and heavy tactical wreckers. The student will not only become proficient in the T&R tasks required to possess the NMOS, but will also meet the platform licensing requirements for each variant trained at the FLC.
In accordance with NAVMC 1200.1B and the TM 11240-15/3_; the prerequisites for this course are, Primary MOS of 3531 or 3537, Private through Staff Sergeant, possess a valid state driver's license, a U.S. Government vehicle operators identification card (OF 346) qualified to operate the MTVR 7 ton, MKR18, a valid medical examination card for Motor Vehicle Operations (OPNAV 8020/6 REVFEB 2015), air brake endorsement, and must have completed the Drivers Improvement Program (DIP) or CMC approved Driver Safety Course if under the age of 26.
3536 (NMOS is a skill designator only)
Students attending this course are required to have a government charge card prior to reporting. Students will not be able to receive cash advances through the Fort Leonard Wood disbursing.
*** Marines MUST utilize Defense Travel System (DTS) for lodging PRIOR to reporting and select the Government Lodging/privitized Tab first. Once the dates are entered into DTS it will either allow you to continue to reserve government lodging or will provide a non-availability statement and number on the pre-audit page. If government lodging is not available and a non-availability number is generated the Preferred Commercial Lodging tab in DTS must be selected and a hotel selected from the list IAW Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) policy dated 1 Sept 2015 (http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/rssDetail.cfm?id=276)
NOTE: STUDENTS ATTENDING THE VRC COURSE WILL BE STAYING IN LODGING EITHER ON OR OFF POST AND REQUIRE FULL LODGING AND MEAL RATE. LODGING RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN DTS FOR GOVERNMENT OR COMMERICAL LODGING PRIOR TO REPORTING. BARRACKS QUARTERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR VRC STUDENTS.
***THE FLC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE STUDENTS BILLETING TO THE TRAINING AREA. IT IS THE STUDENT'S UNIT REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE THEIR STUDENT WITH THE CAPABILITY TO PROCURE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE TRAINING AREA.
The minimum class capacity is 31. The maximum capacity is 35.
Students attending Vehicle Recovery Course (VRC) will report to Company Commander, Motor Transport Instruction Company, Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Building 1789 Michigan Ave. Contact numbers during normal working hours are commercial (573) 596-0131 ext 6-8636, DSN 581-8636 or (573) 596-5729.
After normal working hours contact the Command Duty Officer (CDO) at commercial (573) 337-9628 (573) 596-0342 and report to building 1772 Michigan Ave.