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Marines


School of Infantry-West
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Advanced Infantry Training Battalion
Light Armored Reconnaissance Training Company

 Mission


Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Training Company provides entry level training and instruction for Marines to operate, drive and maintain the family of light armored vehicles (LAV) and familiarize them with the employment and manipulation of the weapon systems inherent to the LAV-25 turret in order to produce a capable Light Armored Reconnaissance Marine. Light Armored Reconnaissance Training Company also provides advanced instruction to the Marines of the LAR community by providing the skills required to serve as a LAV-25 Vehicle Commander at the small unit level, and providing training to the Marine Officers and Staff non-commissioned officers to command and supervise the training, operations, employment and maintenance of a LAR platoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Point of Contacts

 Commanding Officer
Major Daniel Eckert
 First Sergeant
First Sergeant Angie Luna   
 Operations Chief
Master Sergeant Michel Bissell
 LAR Marine Course OIC
First Lieutenant Nicholas Dyer
 LAR Marine Course Chief
Gunnery Sergeant Jose Zuniga
 LAR Leaders/Vehicle Cmdr Course OIC
Captain Brian Mortimore
 LAR Leaders/Vehicle Cmdr Course Chief       
Gunnery Sergeant Max Frost
 LAR Master Gunners Course Chief    
Gunnery Sergeant Edward Bonifay
 Company Office Phone #: (760) 725-9923
 
 LARTC Training POC Email Addresses:

 LARTC - TCOM_SOIW_LARTC@usmc.mil
 
 LARLC/LARVC - TCOM_SOI-W_LARLC@usmc.mil
 

 LARTC Courses

 SOI-West Units/Resources