Author : US Army
Title : Marine corps combat rifle program
Year : 2007

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Situation. This Order establishes Marine Corps policy and prescribes requirements governing entry-level marksmanship and annual marksmanship training, per references (a) through (i). The Marine Corps’ primary mission is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver and to repel assault by fire and close combat during amphibious assaults and subsequent operations ashore. Combatready Marines must be skilled in tactics and highly proficient in the use of firearms. Well-trained Marines have the confidence required to deliver accurate fire under the most adverse battle conditions. The rifle is the primary means by which Marines accomplish their mission. ...