MCAS EAUFORT, S.C. --
The Marines of Class 271-12, the latest graduating class of the Air Station’s Corporals Course, graduated at the Lasseter Theatre, Aug. 21.
The three-week course instructs these junior noncommissioned officers to lead, teach and guide young Marines.
The Marine noncommissioned officer is a small unit leader that helps lead their juniors through daily tasks, while teaching them to be the next generation of small unit leaders themselves.
The course consists of numerous written examinations, uniform inspections, sword and guidon manual evaluation, technical military instruction and field tactics training.
The courses’ culminating event included land navigation, overcoming the obstacle course and a surprise combat scenario.
The scenario put Marines in squads moving through simulated urban environment where they had to locate a weapon cache, while engaging enemy aggressors. The event tested their knowledge of field tactics and their ability to patrol an enemy entrenched town.
With certificates in hand and motivation in their hearts they are prepared to more effectively meet the mission of being a Marine noncommissioned officer.
The class will return to their respective units, throughout the Tri-Command to use the tools they received from their instructors and lead. For more pictures visit, www.facebook.com/MCASBeaufort.