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                    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
                    WEAPONS TRAINING BATTALION
         MARINE CORPS MARKSMANSHIP CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
             MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND
                  QUANTICO, VIRGINIA 22134-5040




                         LESSON PLAN
        INTRODUCTION TO MARINE CORPS RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP

                              CMC-11R

               COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP COACHES’ COURSE

                        REVISED 02/07/2006




APPROVED BY   _____________________________   DATE   _______________
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                      UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
                      WEAPONS TRAINING BATTALION
           MARINE CORPS MARKSMANSHIP CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
               MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND
                    QUANTICO, VIRGINIA 22134-5040

                 INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION CHECKLIST

                           ESSENTIAL DATA

LESSON DESIGNATOR                   CMC-11R

LESSON TITLE                        Introduction to Marine Corps
                                    Rifle Marksmanship

DATE PREPARED                       07 February 2006

TIME                                10 mins

METHOD                              Lecture

LOCATION                            Indoor/outdoor classroom

INSTRUCTORS REQUIRED                One

REFERENCES                          MCRP 3-01A and MCO 3574.2_

TRAINING AIDS/EQUIPMENT             None
                                                          CMC-11R
                                                          07 Feb 06
                       UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
                       WEAPONS TRAINING BATTALION
            MARINE CORPS MARKSMANSHIP CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
                MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND
                     QUANTICO, VIRGINIA 22134-5040

                           DETAILED OUTLINE

           INTRODUCTION TO MARINE CORPS RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP

INTRODUCTION                                                  (1 MIN)

1. GAIN ATTENTION. The ability to engage targets accurately is
a skill learned by every Marine. The Marine Corps Rifle
Marksmanship Program is designed to teach and reinforce
marksmanship skills for both entry-level and experienced
shooters. The marksmanship coach is a vital element of the
marksmanship program. He is the primary individual on the range
who works closely with shooters to help develop and refine their
marksmanship skills. The coach is also the resident at the unit
who prepares shooters for annual requalification firing through
simulation, dry, and live fire exercises. The success of the
Marine Corps Rifle Marksmanship Program is due largely to the
efforts and expertise of dedicated coaches who hone shooters
skills.

2. OVERVIEW. This lesson provides an overview of the
Marksmanship Coach Course.

3. INTRODUCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES. This lesson provides an
introduction to the Combat Marksmanship Coaches’ Course. There
are no Terminal or Enabling Learning Objectives for this lesson.

4. METHOD. A classroom setting with an instructor lecturing is
used for this lesson.
5. EVALUATION. Marines are not evaluated on the material
presented in this lesson.


TRANSITION: The Marine Corps Rifle Marksmanship Program is
designed to teach and reinforce fundamental shooting skills.
It is structured to systematically build a shooter’s training to
a combat-ready level of proficiency. This approach to
marksmanship training is the key to developing effective combat
marksmen.

BODY                                                         (8 MINS)
1.   (5 MINS)   MARINE CORPS RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM

       a. Four-Table Program. Rifle marksmanship is taught using
       four progressive tables: Known Distance (KD) Firing (Table
       I), Basic Combat Marksmanship (Table II), Intermediate
       Combat Marksmanship (Table III) and Advanced Combat

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Marksmanship (Table IV). Tables I–IV teach Marines the
application of marksmanship fundamentals to function as an
individual or part of a unit engaged in combat.

   1) Preparatory Marksmanship Training. The unit
   conducts this table of training. The unit coach is
   responsible for training Marines through a series of
   simulation, dry, and live fire exercises. During this
   table, Marines develop a sound foundation of
   marksmanship knowledge and practice skills under close
   supervision of the coach. Table I training is critical
   as many shooting problem corrections can occur, before
   the Marine ever begins live fire training. Table I
   provides the basis for all follow-on training in Tables
   II – IV. Correct firing techniques must become second
   nature. Therefore, it is important to develop and master
   weapons handling and basic marksmanship skills during
   this stage of training. After completing Table I,
   shooters’ proficiency is determined by the following:

       a) Performing weapons handling procedures with the
       service carbine/rifle.

       b) Performing preventive maintenance on the service
       rifle/carbine.

   2) Table I: KD Firing. Table I training is conducted
   by the rifle range personnel. The coach on the range is
   responsible for coaching Marines through dry and live
   fire exercises.

       a) During    I training, the marksmanship skills
       learned in   Preparatory Marksmanship Training are
       applied on   a KD range where further development and
       refinement   of those skills achieved during live fire.
       b) This table provides the opportunity to apply the
       fundamental marksmanship skills learned to date.
       Therefore, it is essential that the Marine practice
       and employ correct firing techniques, and make a
       continued effort to master weapons handling skills.
       Immediate feedback is critical to identify areas
       where the shooter needs improvement.

       c) Upon completion of Table I, a shooter must
       demonstrate proficiency in his ability to engage
       stationary targets with the service rifle/carbine at
       known distances. In addition, proficiency in zeroing
       the service rifle/carbine is demonstrated during this
       table of training in the Marine Corps Combat
       Marksmanship Program (MCCMP).
   3) Table II: Basic Combat Marksmanship. Both the unit
   and the rifle range personnel conduct training within
   Table II, although the rifle range personnel play a
   larger role. The coach in the unit is responsible for

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coaching Marines through dry and live fire exercises.
In Table II training, Marines take the marksmanship
fundamentals taught in Tables I and II and apply them in
a variety of field firing conditions. Table II training
further refines these techniques, until they become
instinctive. This table also helps the Marine develop
increased confidence with his weapon. Where possible,
Table II training is conducted immediately upon
completion of Tables I. After completing Table II,
shooters must demonstrate proficiency in the following:

   a) Zeroing

   b) Presentation: single shot, control pair, hammer
   pair, and failure drill.

   c) Engaging targets of limited exposure (time).

   d) Engaging targets from standing to kneeling.

   e) Engaging multiple targets.

   f) Engaging moving targets.



4)   Table III: Intermediate Combat Marksmanship. In
this table the Marine further advances his knowledge of
combat marksmanship with a more advanced course of fire.
The Marine will be able to fire this course of fire with
iron sights or with a rifle optic. The Marine will also
be required to pass a night qualification course. To
qualify Table III proficiency must be demonstrated in
the following:

    a) Field expedient BZO with iron sight or rifle
    optic, to include any night firing devices.

    b) Presentation: single shot, control pair, hammer
    pair, and Mozambique drill.

    c) Engaging targets while wearing field protective
    mask.

    d)   Pivots: left and right.

    e)   Engaging while moving forward.

    f)   Pivoting into forward movement.

    g)   Engaging targets at unknown distances.
    h)   Engaging targets in low light/darkness.

5)   Table IV: Advanced Combat Marksmanship. In Table
IV all of the skills learned in Table III are reinforced

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       with the use of the rifle combat optic. The
       Marine will learn how to engage targets using his weak
       side. He will also learn how to engage targets while
       moving laterally. The Marine is required to pass a night
       qualification course. To qualify Table IV proficiency
       must be demonstrated in the following:

           a) Immediate threat:       control pair, hammer pair, and
           Mozambique drill.

           b)    Engaging from weak side.

           c)    Engaging with a single shot to the head.

           d)    Pivoting:   right/left, and 180 degrees.

           e)    Engaging while moving forward and laterally.

           f)    Short range qualification course.

           g)    Engaging targets of unknown distances.

           h)    Engaging target in low light/darkness.


                        Confirm by questions.


TRANSITION: The coach is responsible for assisting shooters to
develop and refine basic and applied marksmanship skills for
effective target engagement in both a KD and field firing
environment. The Combat Marksmanship Coaches’ Course (CMCC) is
structured in support of the MCCMP. An explanation of the
organizational structure of the CMCC follows.

2. (3 MINS)     ORGANIZATION OF THE COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP COACHES’
COURSE

The first half of the Combat Marksmanship Coaches’ Course covers
coaching techniques in support of rifle marksmanship, while the
second half covers pistol marksmanship. The Combat Marksmanship
Coaches’ Course is organized as follows:

   a. Lecture-based Instruction. In this course, students
   receive training on the specific responsibilities and
   coaching techniques of a coach. Much of the instruction is
   provided through lecture and demonstration.

       1) In addition to coaching instruction, the rifle lesson
       plans present the MCCMP marksmanship techniques targeted
       to the shooter. This enables the instructor to review
       and reinforce marksmanship techniques with students as
       well as, assess their knowledge. It is important to note

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       that CMCC training focuses on coaching techniques rather
       than shooting techniques.

       2) In addition to coaching instruction, the pistol
       lesson plans from the Entry Level Program (ELP) are
       presented in totality. Some Marines attending the course
       may have never fired a pistol nor received exposure to
       the ELP. A coach must first understand the techniques in
       ELP prior to coaching.

   b. Practical Application. Throughout training, students
   divide into two groups of “shooters” and “coaches”. Coaches
   rotate in and out of dry and live fire exercises. This
   enables each coach to practice coaching a block of three
   shooters at a time. In addition, students receive practical
   application scenarios for setting up and conducting
   exercises. Students also participate in a realistic setting
   that mimics the unit/range, enabling them to practice and
   reinforce course skills.

   c. Evaluation. Students are evaluated through a series of
   performance evaluations conducted throughout the course.
   Students are also evaluated on their ability to coach
   shooters through various dry and live fire exercises. In
   addition, a final written exam is administered, covering the
   knowledge-based material presented throughout the course.

                      Confirm by questions.


TRANSITION: The material just covered illustrates how much there
is to master in marksmanship training. Equally, it highlights
how influential a coach’s role is in assisting shooters to become
effective marksmen.


SUMMARY:                                                  (1 MIN)

The success of the Marine is based largely on the skill, quality,
and dedication of his coach. Marksmanship proficiency is the
foundation of military effectiveness in ground combat operations.
The coach is trained to assist shooters in developing and
refining necessary combat-ready riflemen skills.




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