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Training Command
Training Marines, Developing Leaders


Train and educate newly commissioned or appointed officers in the high standards of professional knowledge, esprit-de-corps, and leadership to prepare them for duty as company grade officers in the operating forces, with particular emphasis on the duties, responsibilities, and warfighting skills required of a rifle platoon commander.


Fittest Instructor Competition

U.S. Marines compete in the Training Command Fittest Instructor Competition on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, April 21, 2023. Marines from...


Crew Served Weapons

Marines conduct their Crew Served Weapons Field Exercise at The Basic School


Physical Fitness Test

Marines run the Physical Fitness Test at The Basic School.



Marines conduct Field Exercise III at The Basic School.


Sand Table Exercise

Marines conduct a Sand Table Exercise (STEX) which focused on applying tactics for a rifle platoon in the defense.


Obstacle Course

Marines complete the Obstacle Course at The Basic School.


Patrolling Exercise (PEX)

An MV-22 Osprey lands in support of a Patrolling Exercise (PEX) at The Basic School.


Family Day

Marines and families enjoy Family Day prior to graduation.

Student mail has resumed via United States Postal Service (USPS) only.  The student mailing address is:

The Basic School (TBS)
Last Name, First Name MI.
Company X, Platoon #
24164 Belleau Ave
Quantico, VA, 22134-5019

Officer Of the Day (OOD)
Post One Landline | 703-784-5207

MCB Quantico 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline

Office: 703-784-6678
Cell: 760-805-8792

Defense Travel System Help Desk

DOD Safe Helpline

Marine Family and Life Counselor

Reunion Coordination

The Basic School SharePoint

To request an account on the TBS SharePoint, follow the listed steps below,

  • Call the TBS S-6 Help Desk and request access to the SharePoint
    TBS Help Desk:(703) 784-4806


  • Email Sgt Holahan

  • You will receive an email once access has been granted, and you will be able to follow the link provided

Note: If you are newly checking into TBS, you will be receiving access as part of your check-in process.




Commanding Officer
The Basic School

Colonel McClam was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant

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Executive Officer
The Basic School

Lieutenant Colonel Hirt assumed the duties of Executive Officer at The Basic School in July of 2023.

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Sergeant Major
The Basic School

Sergeant Major Reginald R. Gaye is a native of Washington, Georgia.  He attended recruit training at

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