Purpose: The purpose of the Reconnaissance Team 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 Team 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-E6
* 0307 Reconnaissance Officers, O1-O4
* 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.
USMC Physical Fitness Test score of 250 or above per MCO 6100.13 Marine Corps Physical Fitness Program.
Water Survival - Advanced qualification or joint/allied service equivalent per NAVMC 3500.41B Training MOS T&R Manual.
Physical Graduation Requirements:
Reconnaissance Physical Assessment Test (RPAT) on T-14 per NAVMC 3500.55B Reconnaissance T&R Manual
Tasks: NAVMC 3500.55B Reconnaissance T&R Manual
Small Unit Training
Recon Mission Planning
Ground Recon Operations
48 Training Days
51 Calendar Days (subject to change based on federal holidays)