The Basic School



The Basic School (TBS) is where all newly commissioned United States Marine Corps officers are sent to learn the art and science of being a Marine officer. TBS currently lasts six months – the new officers are given extensive classroom and field training on subjects ranging from weapons and tactics to leadership and protocol. Whether commissioned from the Naval Academy, ROTC or one of the other Officer Candidate School (OCS) routes, TBS is the first stop for new Marine officers. During TBS, the officers are selected for a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) ranging from Infantry to Military Police to Air Traffic Controller. Following TBS, the Officer will attend one or more additional schools to be trained in that particular specialty prior to being assigned to a unit in the Operating Forces.

The Basic School, a formal school within Training Command, is located at Camp Barrett, 11 miles west of MCCDC headquarters, Quantico, Virginia. Each year, over 1,700 new officers are educated to lead Marines.

Train and educate newly commissioned or appointed officers in the high standards of professional knowledge, esprit-de-corps, and leadership required to prepare them for duty as company grade officers in the operating forces, with particular emphasis on the duties, responsibilities and warfighting skills required of a rifle platoon commander.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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