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The 30 Events of the Marine Battle Skills Test

The New Marine Battle Skills test contains 30 events broken out between six major categories: Basic Infantry skills: Conduct observation Defend a position Describe the use of deadly force Employ a map and compass Handle detainees Identify anomalies Perform actions with a service rifle Perform immediate action upon contact with the enemy Perform weapons handling […]

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MARADMIN – USMC Battle Skills Test

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REVISED BATTLE SKILLS TEST PROGRAM Date Signed: 12/21/2017 MARADMINS Number: 693/17 R 211500Z DEC 17 MARADMIN 693/17 MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA// SUBJ/IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REVISED BATTLE SKILLS TEST PROGRAM// REF/A/DOC/NAVMC 3500.18C 2017// NARR/REF A IS THE ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING AND READINESS MANUAL.// POC/S.W. GLENN/LTCOL/TECOM MTESD/QUANTICO VA/TEL: 703-784-3038/EMAIL: [email protected]// GENTEXT/REMARKS/ 1. The purpose […]

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US Marine Battle Skills Test FAQ

Battle Skills Test Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  What is the purpose of the Battle Skills Test (BST)? The program’s purpose is to reinforce the Marine Corps legacy of “Honor, Courage, and Commitment,” as well as our ethos of “Every Marine a Rifleman.”  Marines have been taught to value their Corps’ history; to be morally and […]

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Battle Skills Test: the future of well-trained Marines

By Cpl. Timothy Smithers, Marine Corps Base Quantico QUANTICO, Va. — Several Marines from Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia participated in a mock Battle Skills Test November 21, 2017. The test, which is still under development by Marine Corps Training and Education Command, will be an annual requirement for Marines to “get back to basics.” […]

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