Welcome family and friends to Company I’s website.
At Company I, our mission is to train Marines to be
riflemen through standards-based common combat skills training; these skills
may save their life one day. Over the
next 29 days your Marine will conduct tough, realistic training to prepare them
for combat. The Combat Instructors, assigned to lead, teach and mentor your
Marine, are some of the best and brightest Non-Commissioned Officers and Staff Non-Commissioned
Officers the Marine Corps has to offer.
These Instructors bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience
in basic infantry skills, directly applicable to the current and future
operations of the Marine Corps. We are
fully dedicated to the training and education that Marines will receive while
at Marine Combat Training Battalion. Regardless
of their Military Occupational Specialty, our ultimate goal is training every Marine
in basic infantry skills to be a rifleman. Please understand that your Marine will be
involved in training for the next 29 days and most of this instruction will be
in an austere training environment, with no access to computers or phones.
I hope that you all will be able to join us for the graduation
ceremony that celebrates your Marine completing this rigorous 29 day training
period. Again, thank you, for
your support during this very important time, as your Marine continues their
basic skills training for their professional development as a Marine.
To Incoming Students: I
would like to begin by congratulating you on your recent graduation from Marine
Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and earning the title United States Marine. Despite the array of Military
Occupational Specialties that each of you is assigned, Marine Combat Training
is designed to teach you the basic combat skills that makes each Marine a
Over the 29 day training cycle, you will be challenged mentally
and physically and I expect you to come prepared. You will be led and mentored by an elite group
of Non-Commissioned Officers and Staff Non-Commissioned Officers whose
combat experience and wealth of knowledge will be imparted upon you as you
learn the basic combat skills that Marines have perfected over 235 years. I assure you, that upon graduation, you will
have the comprehension and confidence required to sustain the Marine Corps’
reputation as the world’s finest fighting force.
Thank you, Marines and families, for your patriotism and
service; and, for answering the call to defend this great nation during a time
First Lieutenant I. M. Welpe
India Company Commander
Company Chief Instructor
SOI-E FAMILY READINESS OFFICER
MRS LINDA NEAL