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Marines


School of Infantry-West
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Advanced Infantry Training Battalion
Reconnaissance Training Company - Reconnaissance Leader Course

 Reconnaissance Leaders Course

OUTCOME: The purpose of the Reconnaissance Leader Course is to provide the students with the required knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Reconnaissance Team Leader.

SCOPE: This course emphasizes planning, briefing, and leading teams in patrolling, ground reconnaissance, and amphibious operations. The course combines collaborative learning and teaching methodologies that focus on delivering training and education in the areas of mission planning, communications, weapons employment, planning and implementing training, reconnaissance reports, surveillance techniques, patrolling, and amphibious team operations. Upon successful completion of this course, the students are capable of performing the duties of a Reconnaissance Team Leader within a Reconnaissance Battalion.

TARGET POPULATION: The Reconnaissance Leader Course is seeking motivated service members with a desire to learn how to lead small unit clandestine operations in unfamiliar environments more effectively. Good candidates include:

* 0321 Reconnaissance Marines, E4-E7

* 0307 Reconnaissance Officers, O1-O3

* Joint and allied service members of equivalent grades with similar mission sets to Marine Reconnaissance.

* NCOs who have recently performed a lateral move to the community, who cannot be placed in a junior billet due to rank but are lacking the depth of experience of other NCOs.

* NCOs who have operated in a team but need to transition into a leadership role.

* Existing team leaders who seek to expand their leadership capabilities and proficiency within the MOS.

PHYSICAL PREREQUISITES:
- Students must obtain a 1st class Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to enter RLC.
- Water Survival - WSI qualification or joint/allied service equivalent.
        * Students will be expected to requalify as WSA IAW the training schedule prior to departing Camp Pendleton, CA.

PHYSICAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
Reconnaissance Physical Assessment Test (RPAT) on T-9 per NAVMC 3500.55C Reconnaissance T&R Manual

TASKS:  NAVMC 3500.55C Reconnaissance T&R Manual
2400 Level
Training
Reconnaissance Mission Planning
Reconnaissance Operations
Amphibious Operations

Length:
8 Weeks
48 Training Days
60 Calendar Days (subject to change based on federal holidays)

 Training Plan

Weeks 1-3 - Camp Pendleton, CA
Initial Performance Assessment
Small Unit Leadership and Training
Individual Skills
Communications
Fire Support
Order Writing
Mission Planning
Confirmation Briefs
Patrolling

Weeks 3-5 - Kaneohe, HI
Clandestine Landing and Withdrawal
Coastal Piloting
Over The Horizon Operations
PME (Pertinent to the PACOM AO)
Amphibious Reconnaissance Mission
Continuous Operations In A Contested Environment
Ground Reconnaissance (Jungle Environment)

Weeks 5-8 - Yuma, AZ
Continuous Operations With A Realistic FOB Run By WTI's LCE
Integration With MAWTS To Replicate MAGTF Planning Cycle
PME
Battlespace Shaping
Ground Reconnaissance (Desert Environment)

Week 8 - Camp Pendleton, CA
Administrative Preparation (MROWS/DTS)
Warriors Night
Graduation

 Documents

Select the following links below for documents:

RLC 2-22 DTS Instructions
Command Screening Checklist
Gear List
IPA Study Guide

For additional source of information, select the link below to access RTLC SharePoint site (*PIV/CAC access required):
Intelink RLC SharePoint

 Point of Contacts

SNCOIC
GySgt Jack Hausmann
Email:  jack.hausmann@usmc.mil
Comm:  (760) 763-7184

Course Chief
SSgt William J. Price
Email:  william.j.price@usmc.mil
Comm:  (760) 763-7183

 Course Dates

RLC Course Dates

COURSE

REPORT

CONVENE

GRADUATE

1-23

13-FEB-2023

14-FEB-2023

18-APR-2023

2-23

21-AUG-2023

22-AUG-2023

20-OCT-2023

1-24

18-FEB-2024

19-FEB-2024

19-APR-2024


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