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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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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