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Marine Combat Training Battalion

Camp Geiger, NC
NOTICE IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MARINES OF MCT CLASSES 8-15 AND 9-15

All Marines checking into the School of Infantry- East, Marine Combat Training Battalion for Classes 8-15 and 9-15 please read below for your pick up dates and graduation dates.

Class 8-15: Report 9 Dec, 2014 Graduate 6 January, 2015

Class 9-15: Report 16 Dec, 2014 Graduate 16 January, 2015

You will be at Camp Geiger for the entirety of your training during these dates.  There will not be any liberty or leave authorized while you are at training.  Do not purchase or make arrangements for any travel plans while you are at training for Christmas or New Year’s.

MCT LEADERS

Commanding Officer, MCT - East
Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Hancock
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Sergeant Major, MCT -East
Sergeant Major Therester A. Cox
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MCT CONTACTS

 

 

 

 S-1
910-449-0247

 Officer of the Day
910-376-7555

Operations/S-3
910-449-0397

S-3 Scheduling
910-449-0427

 

 S-4
910-449-0206

The History of Marine Combat Training Battalion

Every Marine, regardless of his military occupation, is trained as a Rifleman. This concept has been around since the Marine Corps inception in 1775, when every man who volunteered was required to bring his own musket.

In the early 1900s, as the Marine Corps grew and additional military occupations were created, the Commandant, General John A. Lejeune, ensured that every Marine, regardless of his Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), received marksmanship training.

During the Korean War, the Marine Corps was the only service to create rifle companies entirely from cooks, drivers, and other non-infantry Marines. From this war, the proverbial saying, Every Marine a Rifleman was born.

In the nineteen eighties, the Commandant, General Al Gray, recognized the need to train all Marines in more than just basic marksmanship, but in modern-day combat skills. The School of Infantry was assigned to conduct this training known as Common Skills because it is common to every Marine. These common skills allow every Marine, regardless of MOS, to act as Rifleman when called upon.

Mission
The Marine Combat Training Battalion-East conducts standards-based common combat skills training of entry-level Marines in order to create riflemen for service throughout the Marine Corps.
Student Mailing Address

(RANK, LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI)

COMPANY________, CLASS__-__

MCT BN, SOI-E, MCB

PSC BOX 20161

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC 28542-0161