Combat Instructor Battalion
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The Basic School
Training Marines, Developing Leaders

Through a professional cadre of officer and enlisted instructors, teach, coach, and mentor newly commissioned or appointed officers in order to imbue them with the fundamental competencies, tactical skills, and professional knowledge of a rifle platoon commander, while developing leadership and decision making to fight and win as company-grade officers in the Fleet Marine Force.

The Basic School (TBS)
24164 Belleau Avenue
Quantico VA 22134

The Basic School Officer of the Day
COM: 703-784-5207

Combat Instructor Battalion S-1
COM: 703-432-6500

The Basic School Chaplain
COM: 703-784-6678

MCB Quantico 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline
COM: 703-432-9999

DOD Safe Helpline
COM: 877-995-5247

All Marine Corps personnel reporting to Quantico and Combat Instructor Battalion, The Basic School during normal working hours will report to the Battalion S-1 in Gonzalez Hall where they will receive a reporting endorsement on their orders and a check-in sheet.  The Marine will then be escorted to the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC) located on the second deck of Building 2006 (Headquarters and Service Battalion), Hawkins Avenue on Mainside.  The IPAC phone number is (703) 784-4466.  Upon reporting in, IPAC will provide initial administrative check-in assistance including OQR/SRB audits, Original Orders Endorsements, Travel Claims, Unit Diary Joins and Assignment to the Base Welcome Aboard Briefing.  After completing IPAC check-in, personnel are turned over to their assigned unit headquarters for issuance of their Check-in Sheets and further in-processing.  All personnel checking in are required to wear Service Alphas. 

After Hours Check In

Marines checking in after hours will check-in with the TBS Officer of the Day in Heywood Hall to have their orders stamped.  Depending on pay grade and dependent status, Marines will either receive a temporary barracks room located aboard Camp Barrett or they will be required to stay in temporary lodging (potentially covered by TLE).  On their first business day after checking in, Marines are required to check in with the CIB S-1 and IPAC.


Combat Instructor Battalion Leaders

Commanding Officer
Combat Instructor Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel Upton enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 22, 1992.  Upon completion of recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC, Lieutenant Colonel Upton attended Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, NC.  Following MCT, Lieutenant Colonel Upton reported to the Basic Armor Crewman Course, Fort Knox, KY and was assigned the MOS of 1812 (Tank

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Executive Officer
Combat Instructor Battalion

Major Bride graduated on a full athletic scholarship from Villanova University, with a bachelor degree in Political Science in 2001. In the fall of 2007, he reported to Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. In 2007 Major Bride graduated from Officer Candidate School and subsequently attended The Basic School. In the fall of 2008, he graduated

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Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Combat Instructor Battalion

First Sergeant Brian C. Price enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 2005 and completed Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, California. Upon completion of Recruit Training and Marine Combat Training (MCT), Private Price reported to Personnel Administration School, Camp Johnson, NC, where he earned military occupational

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