Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Leonard Wood and one special MOS

From their facebook page:
The Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri hosts the largest United States Marine Corps detachment outside a Marine Corps base. With over 1200 students and support personnel, Ft Leonard Wood hosts Marines training at the Motor Transport Instruction School, Military Police Instruction School, Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense School and the Engineer Equipment Instruction School.

Conduct basic and advanced Engineer Equipment, Motor Transport, Military Police, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense and Non-Lethal Weapons Systems training in order to provide the operating forces with basic and advanced qualified Marines capable of operating in the 21st Century.
Continue the transformation process by providing force preservation through dedicated leadership, mentoring, ORM, risk reduction to better develop Marines’ ethos, moral character, esprit de corps and further recognize the dignity of every Marine in order to prepare them for the challenges of the operating forces.
Serve as the USMC representative for engineer equipment, motor transport, military police, CBRND, Non-lethal weapons systems and other ITRO matters to the United States Army Maneuver Support Center, Fort Leonard Wood.
Serve as the Training and Education Centers of Excellence (TECOE) for Motor Transport, Military Police and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear occupational fields in order to provide connectivity and timely coordinated solutions for validated training and education requirements in support of the Operating Forces using the DOTMLPF process.

And here he goes ...

Marine Pvt. Mark Ladele, Marine Corps Detachment, student, prepares to drive an MK23 on one of the many designated routes through post, Monday.

The Military Occupational Specialty 3531 is full of some bad mother truckers. (Shut your mouth)

I'm just talking about the basic motor transport Marines, and the training they receive on post.
Fort Leonard Wood's Marine Corps Motor Transport Instruction Company provides about 2,800 Marines a year with the basic knowledge and skills to operate and handle the MK23 7-ton truck, as well as the M1113 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.
The intensive 27-day course is split up into five different sections, culminating in a convoy to Lebanon through the back roads of south central Missouri. By the time its over, each student will have more than 250 miles under their belt. Marines train for the long haul

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