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Advanced Infantry Training Battalion

Camp Geiger, NC
Advanced Machine Gunner Course
**ATTENTION** As per the new MCO P6110.3 all students will have to pass an initial PFT or CFT, Height / Weight and body fat standards upon arrival to the course. Student who are not compliant with these standards will be disenrolled from the course **ATTENTION**
Purpose:
The purpose of this course is to provide advanced machinegun skills to 0331s serving as a machinegun squad leader for a machinegun section in an infantry weapons platoon, or as a heavy machinegun squad/section leader in a heavy machinegun platoon of an infantry weapons company. This course emphasizes technical and tactical proficiency. Upon completion, the student will be able to advise the commander on the employment of a machinegun unit in the offense, defense, and urban operations.
Course Information
Duration:
6 Weeks 
Target Population:
A Marine squad/section leader with the MOS of
an Machine Gunner (0331) 
Trained Items:
  • Offensive & Defensive Operations
  • Advise unit commander on machinegun employment 
  • War fighting and decision making
  • Advanced land navigation
  • Motorized Operations
  • Combat reports
  • Combat orders
  • Train the trainer
  • Laying MG using a M2 compass; overhead fire; defilade fire
  • Fire support planning, call for indirect fire and close air support
  • M2 & Mk19 HMGs, M240 MMG, and M249 SAW LMG core competencies and employment

 *Knowledge and skills required to serve as a machinegun squad leader for a machinegun section in an infantry weapons platoon, or as a heavy machinegun squad/section leader in a heavy machinegun platoon of an infantry weapons company.

Advanced Machine Gunner Course, Command Screening Checklist & Gear List

AMGC Common Skills PECLs.xls

Field zero a MK19 PECLS.pdf

Lay a MG for direction and Elevation PECLS.pdf

OCCUPY A SBFP PECLS.pdf

Methodology:
Course is constructed with 75% practical application and 25% classroom. It has a heavy technical focus with decision-making opportunities afforded during the practical application of collective skills. Additionally, approx 20% of the course is conducted at night and during periods of limited visibility. This course will also include motorized operations techniques and concepts with an emphasis on small unit leader decision-making.
Contact Information
Point Of Contact Course Chief 910-449-0590