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Marine Combat Training Battalion

School of Infantry - West

Camp Pendleton, CA
MCT Fox Company


Fox Company



Marines, congratulations on your graduation from recruit training and for “earning the title U.S. Marine.”  You have joined the ranks of an elite society of military professionals who will stop at nothing to defend the republic.  As you prepare to come to Marine Combat Training Battalion and join Fox Company, prepare to now “learn the title U.S. Marine.”  The training will be fast paced and demanding: show up ready to train and ready to learn.  Expect to be challenged mentally and physically. In just 29 days, we will transform you into a basic rifleman ready to meet and defeat the enemy in combat. 

To the family and friends of the Marines training with Fox Company, I would like to offer my sincere gratitude for your continued support.  You are the foundation of our success as Marines: we could not do it without you.  I hope that you will be able to join us for our graduation ceremony, which takes place at 11:00 AM on the Tuesday exactly four weeks after the cycle begins.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at (760) 763-1266 if you have any questions.

Our mission statement:  Marine Combat Training Battalion trains Marines to be basic combat rifleman in order to prepare them for world wide deployment in the operating forces. At Fox Company, we live and die by the creed, "Every Marine a Rifleman." 

Semper Fidelis,

Captain Alexander Abate

Company Commander, Fox Company

Marine Combat Training Battalion



Marines, congratulations and welcome to the Marine Corps family. I am the senior enlisted Marine and advisor assigned to Fox Company.  I am responsible for taking care of any problems that may occur with the students throughout the training cycle.  Each person joins the Corps for different reasons, the fact that you joined during this critical time when our armed forces are heavily engaged, speak volumes about your character.  Be proud of your service to your country. I would like to assure the parents and families that your Marine is in good hands, and to thank you for the opportunity to help train and develop your son.  Should you have any questions about the health, welfare, or training of your Marine, you can reach me at (760) 763-1266.

Semper Fidelis,

First Sergeant Maricarmen Cuza

Company First Sergeant, Fox Company

Marine Combat Training Battalion