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MC-2204-0088 v1

(Basic Training)

Course Number: 809; 808.

Location: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA; Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC.

Length: 11–12 weeks (464–511 hours).

Exhibit Dates: 6/91–9/00.

Learning Outcomes: Before 6/91 see MC-2204-0038. Upon completion of the course, the male and female graduate recruit will demonstrate knowledge of the code of military conduct, laws of war, history of the U.S. Marine Corps, first aid and field sanitation, and nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare defense; practice military courtesy; demonstrate good personal health, hygiene, and grooming; and successfully meet prescribed marksmanship standards, physical fitness test requirements, skill level in land navigation, and survival swimming requirements. Male recruit training is 464 hours; female recruit training 510-511 hours.

Instruction: Lectures, demonstrations, and performance experiences. Topics include tactical problems and repetitive drill.

Credit Recommendation: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in physical fitness and conditioning, 2 in marksmanship, and 1 in orienteering/outdoor skills (3/92)(3/92).

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