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MCO 1500.59 Includes refinement of training hours necessary to earn various belts, updated injury prevention guidelines and reporting requirements, and a re-emphasis on the role MCMAP has in complementing a marine's mental and character development.
“It will be more challenging,” Col. Hall, CO, Weapons Training Battalion.
That’s because shooters will be qualifying as they’ll fight. They’ll wear combat gear, from helmet to body armor and shoot their assigned weapon, whether that’s an M4, M16 or M27.
After years of feedback from marksmanship experts and operational commands across the Corps asking for a more realistic ― and shorter ― shooting qualification, a new experimental course of fire will be rolled out over the coming months.
If approved by both the community of shooting experts and command all the way to the commandant, the plan is to implement the new annual rifle qualification by 2021.
Ongoing testing and experimentation are proving the Marine Corps can be more lethal even while being lighter and more maneuverable, as the service evolves to support littoral operations under its Force Design 2030 plan, a top general said today.
Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, the deputy commandant for combat development and integration, today described how the Marine Corps’ evolution over the next couple years would allow for a small group of 75 Marines to pose such a great threat that the adversary would have to divert resources to find and counter them. Read full article