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Forces Focus – Marine Infantry Unit Leaders Course

This is a little taste of the Infantry Unit Leaders Course, offered through the Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East. This 11-week course introduces students to advanced concepts, new technology, and tactics, techniques, and procedures through professional reading, classroom instruction, guided discussions, tactical decision games, sand table exercises and tactical exercises without troops, which are reinforced through field and field firing exercises. Students demonstrate mastery of the subject matter and develop critical thinking skills through performance-based exercises where they are assigned leadership positions ranging in topic and progressing in difficulty. Students will be drilled on the fundamentals of platoon level leadership including employment of 60mm & 81mm mortar weapon systems core competencies and employment as well as Medium and Heavy machinegun gunnery and employment and assault and anti armor techniques and procedures. Students will begin the core training packages in a classroom type environment where decision-making and sand table exercise will be the primary training method. From there students will be presented with field scenarios at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

6 Responses to “Forces Focus – Marine Infantry Unit Leaders Course”

  1. Aaron says:

    The IOC…where day one is the Endurance Course and upwards of 1/4 are not fit to start, they do it right.

  2. Aaron says:

    Edit: that’s not a requirement?

  3. Frank says:

    Is this what the Plt Sgts course turned into?

  4. Aaron says:

    From the sound of it, it’s completely separate from normal PME.

  5. Ryan says:

    IULC ( Infantry Unit Leaders Course) is the PME course for all 0369’s in the Marine Corps. All enlisted Infantry MOS’s (except for 0313, 0321 and 0372) feed into the 0369 MOS ( Infantry Unit Leader) upon selection and promotion to SSgt. All other MOS’s need to attend Career Course and all GySgt’s need to attend Advanced Course in order to be PME complete. It is recommended that 0369’s attend both Career course and Advanced course as well in order to be well Qualified for promotion but it will not count towards being PME complete.