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Marine Combat Training Battalion

School of Infantry - West

Camp Pendleton, CA
MCT Fox Company


Fox Company




 Incoming students: congratulations on your graduation from recruit training and for the outstanding achievement of becoming a U.S. Marine. You are now a member of an elite society of professionals who stop at nothing to defend our country. Welcome to Fox Company. Here we live by the creed, "Every Marine a Rifleman." While here, you will be challenged mentally and physically. I hold my Combat Instructors to the highest standards of conduct and professionalism to ensure you receive the best combat training that we can provide you. The training here will be fast paced and demanding- show up ready to train and ready to learn.

For those of you who are parents or family members of students at MCT Battalion, I'd like to thank you for supporting your Marine. I hope that you will be able to join us for our graduation ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. exactly four weeks after the cycle begins. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (760) 725-7579 if you have any questions.

Semper Fidelis,

Captain Jonathan R. Walaski
Company Commander
Fox Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion




Marines, On behalf of the Staff of Fox Company,  I would like to congratulate you on a job well done and welcome you to the Marine Corps family. I am the Senior Enlisted Marine in Fox Company and my goal is to ensure that you are treated with fairness, dignity and respect. I am ultimately responsible for resolving any personal and professional issues that may occur with the students throughout the training cycle.

You have made the crucial decision to challenge yourself both mentally and physically by volunteering to become a United States Marine. Now it is my responsibility to ensure that you receive the proper training and instruction to enhance your overall skills as a basic rifleman. The one unique characteristic about the United States Marine Corps is that we train every Marine to be a Basic Rifleman regardless of Military Occupational Specialty. You are now a part of the finest organization in the world. I highly recommend that you maintain the discipline and motivation that you have grown accustomed to in boot camp by preparing yourself for an intense, fast paced training cycle here at Marine Combat Training Battalion.

I would like to assure the parents, family, friends and loved ones that your Marines are in good hands. As the Senior Enlisted Marine, I am obligated to ensure that your Marine receives the best training possible. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to train, mentor and supervise your loved one. If you have any questions concerning health, welfare, or the conduct of training of you Marine. Please contact me at (760) 725-7579.

Semper Fidelis,

First Sergeant Ryan W. Lincoln
Company First Sergeant
Fox Company
Marine Combat Training Battalion
School of Infantry (W)
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055