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

AITB Announcement

*** ATTENTION STUDENTS ***   In accordance with MARADMIN 267/20 all students will be required to complete a ROM IVO Camp Pendleton 72-hours prior to the respective course report date.    For amplifying information call the respective course or 760-763-5055.


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 Christopher Whitson
Executive Officer
Captain James Myles
First Sergeant
First Sergeant Angie Luna   
Operations Chief
Master Sergeant Frank Broberg
LAR Marine Course OIC
First Lieutenant Jason Sall
LAR Marine Course Chief
Gunnery Sergeant Adam Creel
LAR Leaders/Vehicle Cmdr Course OIC
Captain Andrew Karas
LAR Leaders/Vehicle Cmdr Course Chief       
Gunnery Sergeant Steve Marion
LAR Master Gunners Course Chief    
Gunnery Sergeant Edward Bonifay
Company Office Phone #: (760) 725-9923
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