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Division Combat Skills Center

2nd Marine Division

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course, acquires a target during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course, acquires a target during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
Sergeants Douglas Cairn, left, and Bradley Brouwer, right, instructors in the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course, search for students during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Sergeants Douglas Cairn, left, and Bradley Brouwer, right, instructors in the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course, search for students during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course departs a field following a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course departs a field following a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Petty Officer First Class David Baumbach, a Navy Corpsman with the Division Combat Skills Center, pumps artificial blood into a mannequin for the Combat Trauma Care class aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. During the week-long course, corpsmen working with the DCSC went over the basics of providing immediate treatment to wounds such as gunshots, hemorrhaging and similar wounds suffered during combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines train to save lives
Petty Officer First Class David Baumbach, a Navy Corpsman with the Division Combat Skills Center, pumps artificial blood into a mannequin for the Combat Trauma Care class aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. During the week-long course, corpsmen working with the DCSC went over the basics of providing immediate treatment to wounds such as gunshots, hemorrhaging and similar wounds suffered during combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Kyle Ward, a mortarman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, drags a simulated casualty to an evacuation site during the final exam for the Combat Trauma Care Course with the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. During the test, the Marines were required to run the length of a softball field and reach one of three mannequins. Under the watch of the instructors, the Marines treated the individual wounds on each of the bodies before calling in for evacuation and preparing them for transport. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines train to save lives
Lance Cpl. Kyle Ward, a mortarman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, drags a simulated casualty to an evacuation site during the final exam for the Combat Trauma Care Course with the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. During the test, the Marines were required to run the length of a softball field and reach one of three mannequins. Under the watch of the instructors, the Marines treated the individual wounds on each of the bodies before calling in for evacuation and preparing them for transport. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Pfc. Kevin J. Oronaponce, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, applies a tourniquet to a mannequin during the final test for the Combat Trauma Care Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. The mannequins were equipped with a system that allows artificial blood to bleed from various wounds and recorded voices to talk, providing a more realistic experience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines train to save lives
Pfc. Kevin J. Oronaponce, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, applies a tourniquet to a mannequin during the final test for the Combat Trauma Care Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. The mannequins were equipped with a system that allows artificial blood to bleed from various wounds and recorded voices to talk, providing a more realistic experience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Pfc. Kevin J. Oronaponce, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, wraps a facial wound on a mannequin during the final test for the Combat Trauma Care Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. The additional stress from interactive mannequins and working under a time limit for the evacuation provided a more realistic environment to better prepare the Marines in case they would be called upon to use these techniques in real life. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey)
Marines train to save lives
Pfc. Kevin J. Oronaponce, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, wraps a facial wound on a mannequin during the final test for the Combat Trauma Care Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. The additional stress from interactive mannequins and working under a time limit for the evacuation provided a more realistic environment to better prepare the Marines in case they would be called upon to use these techniques in real life. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey)
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Lance Cpl. Trayon Bowleg, a light armored vehicle crewman with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Trayon Bowleg, a light armored vehicle crewman with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Zachary Miller, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division function checks a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Zachary Miller, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division function checks a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, reassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course, the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, reassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course, the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
A Marine fires an M240B medium machine gun during the live-fire testing of the Machine Gunner’s Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. The course is one of the services offered to Marines by the Division Combat Skills Center and is a two-week course that familiarizes Marines with the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun and the MK-19 40mm automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
A Marine fires an M240B medium machine gun during the live-fire testing of the Machine Gunner’s Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. The course is one of the services offered to Marines by the Division Combat Skills Center and is a two-week course that familiarizes Marines with the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun and the MK-19 40mm automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course fire M240B medium machine guns during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. 21 Splitting into teams of two, the Marines fired the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, and the M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey)
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course fire M240B medium machine guns during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. 21 Splitting into teams of two, the Marines fired the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, and the M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey)
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course fire a M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. Teams of two Marines were assigned to each gun and given 200 rounds with which they were required to accurately aim and strike several targets. An instructor supervised each team, providing instruction and advice when necessary. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course fire a M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. Teams of two Marines were assigned to each gun and given 200 rounds with which they were required to accurately aim and strike several targets. An instructor supervised each team, providing instruction and advice when necessary. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
A Marine with the Machine Gunner’s Course adjusts the aim of a M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. Targets were placed at various distances on the range, requiring the students in the course to adjust aim in order to hit the intended target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
A Marine with the Machine Gunner’s Course adjusts the aim of a M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. Targets were placed at various distances on the range, requiring the students in the course to adjust aim in order to hit the intended target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Zachary Miller, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division function checks a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Zachary Miller, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division function checks a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course load an M240B medium machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. During the first week of the course the Marines spend a day on each of the machine guns, disassembling and assembling them, memorizing their nomenclature, their rate of fire and similar knowledge they would need to use should they be required to use one of the weapon systems in a combat situation.
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course load an M240B medium machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. During the first week of the course the Marines spend a day on each of the machine guns, disassembling and assembling them, memorizing their nomenclature, their rate of fire and similar knowledge they would need to use should they be required to use one of the weapon systems in a combat situation.
A Marine fires an M240B medium machine gun during the live-fire testing of the Machine Gunner’s Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. The course is one of the services offered to Marines by the Division Combat Skills Center and is a two-week course that familiarizes Marines with the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun and the MK-19 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
A Marine fires an M240B medium machine gun during the live-fire testing of the Machine Gunner’s Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. The course is one of the services offered to Marines by the Division Combat Skills Center and is a two-week course that familiarizes Marines with the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun and the MK-19 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
The winning rifle squad from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, stands to receive applause after being pinned with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
The winning rifle squad from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, stands to receive applause after being pinned with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards the Rifle Squad Competition trophy to Sgt. Jaymes L. Chambless, the squad leader of the winning squad from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards the Rifle Squad Competition trophy to Sgt. Jaymes L. Chambless, the squad leader of the winning squad from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
The winners of the 2nd Marine Division Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a squad representing Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, poses for a photo after an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
The winners of the 2nd Marine Division Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a squad representing Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, poses for a photo after an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
A Marine with II Marine Expeditionary Force uses binoculars to search for practice targets set by the course instructors at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 9, 2015. Training to develop a better understanding of how to locate, identify and describe targets in detail is vital to Marines in the designated marksman role. Ten targets of different sizes, shapes and colors were placed in an open lot for the Marines to locate and exercise their identification skills.
Marines conduct designated marksmanship observation lane training
A Marine with II Marine Expeditionary Force uses binoculars to search for practice targets set by the course instructors at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 9, 2015. Training to develop a better understanding of how to locate, identify and describe targets in detail is vital to Marines in the designated marksman role. Ten targets of different sizes, shapes and colors were placed in an open lot for the Marines to locate and exercise their identification skills.
A Marine with II Marine Expeditionary Force describes and draws a practice target during a training exercise during a designated marksmanship course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 9, 2015. Developing the Marines’ target identification skills aids the units in deployed environments when they need to identify unknown threats at long distances. Marines in the course must find seven out of 10 targets placed at various locations to pass observation lane training.
Marines conduct designated marksmanship observation lane training
A Marine with II Marine Expeditionary Force describes and draws a practice target during a training exercise during a designated marksmanship course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 9, 2015. Developing the Marines’ target identification skills aids the units in deployed environments when they need to identify unknown threats at long distances. Marines in the course must find seven out of 10 targets placed at various locations to pass observation lane training.
Lieutenant Col. Eric A. Reid, the commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, speaks to his Marines about their incredible accomplishment while holding the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition trophy presented to his Marines during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad from Alpha Company was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
Lieutenant Col. Eric A. Reid, the commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, speaks to his Marines about their incredible accomplishment while holding the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition trophy presented to his Marines during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad from Alpha Company was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines with various units from throughout II Marine Expeditionary Force use binoculars to scan for practice targets while conducting observation lane training during a designated marksmanship course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 9, 2015. The purpose of the training was to improve the abilities of the individual Marines to detect anomalies or threats from a distance. Designated marksmen are Marines who have been trained to engage in combat at longer ranges than other members of his or her squad and are frequently assigned to protect United States embassies.
Marines conduct designated marksmanship observation lane training
Marines with various units from throughout II Marine Expeditionary Force use binoculars to scan for practice targets while conducting observation lane training during a designated marksmanship course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 9, 2015. The purpose of the training was to improve the abilities of the individual Marines to detect anomalies or threats from a distance. Designated marksmen are Marines who have been trained to engage in combat at longer ranges than other members of his or her squad and are frequently assigned to protect United States embassies.
A Marine with II Marine Expeditionary Force locates practice targets using binoculars while conducting observation lane training at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 9, 2015, during a designated marksmanship course. Marines use binoculars during observation lane training as part of the designated marksmanship course to aid in finding targets that are at a great distance. Observation lane training aids Marines when they later deploy to combat environments where they may encounter threats at variable distances.
Marines conduct designated marksmanship observation lane training
A Marine with II Marine Expeditionary Force locates practice targets using binoculars while conducting observation lane training at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 9, 2015, during a designated marksmanship course. Marines use binoculars during observation lane training as part of the designated marksmanship course to aid in finding targets that are at a great distance. Observation lane training aids Marines when they later deploy to combat environments where they may encounter threats at variable distances.
Classification of Courses
Courses at the DCSC can be divided into two categories:  Individual Courses and Unit Supported Courses. The majority of courses offered by the DCSC will be individual courses; unit supported course require the collaborative planning between the unit being trained and the DCSC staff.


Mission

The Second Marine Division Combat Skills Center (DCSC) is a premier training organization, outfitted with experienced personnel, that effectively provides training support to Division units and any II MEF element in an efficient, flexible, and responsive manner.

The support provided by the DCSC enables Division units to focus on higher level tasks and larger exercises while ensuring that Marines and Sailors receive standardized small unit level training.  The DCSC is also prepared to assist in  Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluations and combat oriented competitive events upon request.

 

Leaders

Major Romeo P. Cubas
Director, Division Combat Skills Center
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Major Alexander C. Puraty
Deputy Director, Division Combat Skills Center
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Courses

    

    

    

    

     

    

    

 

 BUST

 MG

Pre-Scout Snipers

 Optics

CTC

 ISMT

 Mortars

CLS

      


(Colors are aligned to courses under Calendar Of Events)      

 

DCSC Videos
2nd Marine Division Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Reaps Outstanding Results
Infantry Marine rifle squads with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, and 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment competed in the annual 2nd Marine Division Infantry Rifle Squad Competition aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 17-19, 2015. Each regiment sent its best squad to compete in the annual competition that tests the Marines on all skills a Marine rifle squad needs in order to be combat effective on the battlefield. Each regiment sent its best squad in the regiment for the competition. The competition is part of the Competition-in-Arms Program that fosters a competitive spirit in the Marines as well as test their skills and abilities as a squad.
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DCSC 2015 2nd Marine Division Infantry Rifle Squad Competition:

Video:

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/411885/2nd-marine-division-infantry-rifle-squad-competition-reaps-outstanding-results#.VaO_xjYw_xg

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/447254/2nd-marine-division-combat-skills-center-conduct-pre-scout-sniper-course#.Vqtv_TZf17g



 

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