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School of Infantry-West
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Marine Combat Training Battalion
MCB Camp Pendleton, CA


MCT Battalion generates Marine Riflemen to possess a foundational understanding of, and their role in applying, the Marine Corps warfighting ethos, core values, basic tenets of maneuver warfare, leadership responsibilities, mental, moral, and physical resiliency in order to contribute to the successful accomplishment of their unit's mission.

New Rifleman Definition:  A Marine Rifleman embodies the Marine Corps warfighting ethos; offensively minded; lethal with their weapon mentally; morally and physically resilient; proficient in basic field craft; and possessing a foundational understanding of leadership and the basic tenets of maneuver warfare.


Battalion Leadership

Lieutenant Colonel J. O. Gray
Commanding Officer, Marine Combat Training Battalion

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Sergeant Major N. R. Jacobson
Sergeant Major, Marine Combat Training Battalion

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 Student Resources

 Additional Links/Documents

 U.S. Marine Corps News

 MCT-West Marines "Semper Fidelis"

 SOI-West Units/Resources