WELCOME ABOARD THE BASIC SCHOOL TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMAND MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO, VIRGINIA 22134-5019 www.tbs.usmc.mil OFFICER STUDENT SOP FOR THE BASIC SCHOOL PURPOSE: The purpose of this Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) is to publish the rules and regulations which officer students are expected to follow. The purpose of these rules is to ensure professional conduct throughout the course, impressing upon the officer students the principles of attention to detail and self-discipline. This SOP is not all-inclusive, but is a good general guide. RESPONSIBILITY: Compliance with the rules and regulations contained in this SOP and pertinent Marine Corps, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Basic School Orders is the responsibility of each student. I. INTEGRITY 1. As an officer of Marines, your honesty and integrity are expected to be above reproach. As such, no violations of the special trust and confidence entrusted in each of you, as Officers, will be tolerated. Breaches of integrity (lying, cheating, stealing, false statements, etc.) are grounds for revocation of your commission. 2. As an officer, you cannot tolerate a lack of integrity in a fellow officer. If any officer observes another officer violating this special trust and confidence at any time, he or she is required to immediately inform the Staff Platoon Commander (SPC) of the suspected violation. Failure to inform the SPC is, in itself, a violation of that special trust and confidence. Any reported violation will be thoroughly investigated by the company staff. II. SAFETY 1. It is often stated that “safety is paramount,” and it is. While professionalism and the professional accomplishment of the mission are also paramount, all training is conducted in compliance with established safety procedures. Any officer has the authority and responsibility to stop any training event/live fire exercise if he/she observes a situation that is life threatening or has a high probability of causing serious bodily harm. 2. It is incumbent upon every officer to immediately report any unsafe act or condition via the chain of command. 3. All injuries during any type of training will be reported via the chain of command to the SPC. A Mishap Control Sheet will be submitted within 24 hours. Minor cuts, scratches, and bruises need not be reported. III. AUTHORITY AND CHAIN OF COMMAND 1. The authority of the officer student assigned to company and platoon billets will be respected by fellow officer students. 2. With authority comes responsibility. Part of that responsibility is being accountable for personnel and equipment in the unit. At all times, the officer student billet holders must know the location of each officer student and weapon in the unit. a. Officer students will keep their unit leaders informed of their whereabouts. b. Officer students will not be dismissed from any training unless authorized by the company staff. If the students has a schedule medical/dental appointment then he/she must inform the company staff prior to his/her departure. c. When leaving the Camp Barrett area during training hours (with the exception of noon meal), officer students will sign out in the appropriate logbook in the Company Duty Office (CDO). 3. Officer students will use both the student and staff chain of command, as appropriate. 4. It is just as important to be a good follower as it is to be a good leader. Cooperate with the billet holders. Obey their orders. When it is your turn to lead they must extend the same professional courtesy to you. IV. MILITARY COURTESY AND CONDUCT (Marine Officer’s Guidebook) 1. During working hours, refer to fellow student by rank or rank and last name (NOT Dave or Brown, but Lieutenant Brown or Warrant Officer Brown). 2. When in an office space or enclosed room, you should stand when a senior enters or approaches if you are sitting. If a senior officer approaches your table while you are eating, stand until the officer permits you to sit. 3. At all times, when addressing officers of a senior grade, use SIR or MA’AM and always stand. When acquainted with the officer it is appropriate to use both grade and last name. Do NOT use the term “Skipper.” 4. Warrant Officers will be addressed as “Warrant Officer” or “Chief Warrant Officer.” Actual Gunners may be addressed as “Gunner.” 5. Address Staff Noncommissioned Officers and NCOs by the appropriate title (FIRST SERGEANT, MASTER SERGEANT, STAFF SERGEANT, CORPORAL). Master Sergeants and Master Gunnery Sergeants should not be addressed as “TOP” unless a rapport has been established. 6. When you are in uniform and covered, salute all recognized senior officers, whether they are in uniform, PT gear, or in civilian attire. If you are in civilian attire, provide an appropriate verbal greeting. 7. A verbal greeting is expected when saluting and an effort must be made to greet seniors whether indoors or out (i.e., Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening). An appropriate greeting will be used when departing seniors whether outdoors or indoors (i.e., Good Day, gentlemen). Salutes are not silent. 8. While in the field, do not salute the company staff officers or officers functioning as Assistant Instructors. 9. Officer students will not become argumentative with an instructor or staff member. If the student feels the evaluation or treatment is unfair, he/she may RESPECTFULLY request an explanation. 10. Officer students shall conduct themselves in a ladylike or gentlemanly manner at all times. This includes not using vulgar or coarse language or telling off-color jokes. 11. When reporting for duty or reporting to a member of the company staff or TBS staff, the following procedure will be used: a. Knock or otherwise gain the attention of the officer. Enter or approach when directed. Do not pound on the bulkhead or hatch and do not scream. b. Center yourself two paces in front of the officer (one pace in front of the officer’s desk) at the position of attention. State: “Sir/Ma’am, Lieutenant / Warrant Officer _______ reporting for duty.” (“As ordered,” may be added as appropriate for the situation). NOTE: If outdoors, or if reporting for duty under arms or with duty belt [Junior Officer of the Day (JOOD)], render a hand salute and hold the salute until acknowledged. c. Remain at attention until instructed otherwise. If told “AT EASE” then assume the position of parade rest. d. Upon completion of business, come to the position of attention (centered in front of the officer), take one step backward, execute an about face and depart at attention (if outdoors, or reporting for duty, salute, take one step backwards, execute an about face, and depart at attention). 12. The use of tobacco products is discouraged. Smoking is prohibited in all government buildings. Do not smoke, chew, or spit outdoors while in uniform. The use of smokeless tobacco products is prohibited in Heywood Hall, to include the classroom area. The only exception to this is during field training when in non-tactical situations and authorization is given by an instructor or platoon commander, or during breaks between classroom instruction. 13. If a staff officer or company officer attempts to create an environment of informality so you can feel relaxed, DO NOT interpret this as being familiar, less formal does not mean less disciplined. Marines are known for the discipline in their ranks. Subordinates must initiate and maintain proper protocol when a senior officer creates a casual rapport. It is your responsibility to exercise respectful conduct at all times. 14. The Hawkins Room (The “Hawk”) is open daily for you to relax and socialize. However, remember you are at TBS to develop professionally- excessive alcohol consumption will not be tolerated. V. ATTIRE (Uniform and Civilian) 1. When arriving to or departing the company area, students will be in a complete uniform or appropriate civilian attire. 2. Physical Training gear is only authorized for PT, weapons cleaning, and in the Bachelor Officer Quarters (BOQ). Students are NOT authorized to drive to and from work in PT gear. 3. During working hours blouses will be worn with the camouflage uniform when exiting BOQ rooms, with the exception of authorized PT or if on a working party. 4. ONLY authorized military clothing will be worn. a. Military green skivvy shirts will be worn with the camouflage uniform. White crew-neck skivvy shirts will be worn with all other uniforms. b. Bush covers are not authorized for any training. 5. A clean uniform (to include boots) or appropriate civilian attire is required to enter the dining area, green carpet area, club, the sandwich/pizza shop in O’Bannon Hall or any service facility (Bank, Post Office, Exchange, or Cleaners). These facilities will not be utilized when the officer student is wearing camouflage face paint. PT gear is authorized only as outlined in paragraph 2 above. 6. Weapons (rifle and sword) and 782 gear are not authorized in the TBS dining area, green carpet area, club, or any service facility, bank, exchange, post office, barber shop, or cleaners. 7. The camouflage uniform may be worn to and from work; however, students are only authorized to make those stops that are specified in Chapter 2, Section 2007 of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations. It may also be worn in Quantico town. 8. Boots will be cleaned prior to any training event, to include field exercises. 9. Rank insignia worn in garrison will be free from scratches and properly positioned. Use a ruler to place insignia on your uniforms. 10. The web belt will be worn with the camouflage uniform. Belts will be clean and serviceable in both field and garrison. Suspenders are not authorized. Marine Corps Martial Arts belts will only be worn after passing the appropriate tests. 11. Uniforms will be serviceable. Camouflage uniforms worn for field training do not have to be flawless; however, all tears, holes, and worn spots must be properly repaired. 12. A clean uniform will be worn each day, unless remaining in the field overnight. 13. The Gore-Tex jacket is the primary outer garment for wear in the Camp Barrett area. The Gore- Tex jacket may not be worn with the service uniform. When the Gore-Tex jacket is worn with the camouflage uniform, black gloves will also be worn or carried. Under no circumstances will the Gore-Tex jacket be worn for leave of liberty, nor will it be worn with civilian attire. 14. Each officer who wears glasses is required to maintain two pair of military glasses. Civilian glasses, when worn in uniform, will be conservative in appearance. Sunglasses will not be worn in formation, should be properly discreet, and should be avoided while in uniform unless required for medical purposes. Contact lenses or civilian glasses are discouraged from being worn for field evolutions due to the nature of the training. 15. Jewelry will be worn in accordance with USMC Uniform Regulations. Authorized jewelry items are: wedding bands, college rings, watches, and earrings (specific female uniforms only). Neck chains are discouraged and must not show. Jewelry is a safety hazard when conducting PT. Religious medallions must not show above the skivy shirt. 16. Civilian attire will reflect good judgment and taste. An officer’s appearance in civilian attire, though in some cases of a more relaxed nature, should still present a professional appearance consistent with the high standards of the officer corps. Common sense and a conservative philosophy should guide the dress code for officers at all times. a. Hanson Room (Dining Facility): (1) Breakfast and lunch. The dress will be the uniform prescribed in the training schedule or appropriate civilian attire. (2) Dinner. The dress will be as prescribed by the training schedule, the seasonal service uniform, or civilian attire. Athletic shorts and/or athletic shoes are not permitted. Bermuda/walking shorts are permitted during the appropriate season. b. Hawkins Room, Main Lounge, Lobby (Green Carpet Area) and the sandwich/pizza shop on the 2nd deck of O’Bannon Hall: (1) Training Days. Civilian attire, camouflage uniform, or the seasonal service uniform are authorized. Athletic attire (to include jogging suits) is not considered appropriate attire for wear in these areas. When a spouses’ reception or similar function is scheduled for the Main Lounge (Green Carpet Area), Marines in camouflage equipment or casual civilian attire are not permitted in the Main Lounge (Green Carpet Area). (2) Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. Proper civilian attire or the seasonal service uniform is authorized. c. Company commanders may grant exceptions to the preceding policies for specific occasions such as theme parties in the Main Lounge and for spouses’ attire after Jayne Wayne Day. d. Camouflage face paint will not be worn in the Hanson Room, Hawkins Room, the sandwich/pizza shop or any other service facility unless authorized by the company commander. e. All business conducted at CAC will be in the uniform of the day. 17. Dirty, ragged or severely wrinkled clothing should not be worn except when engaged in activities such as repairing an automobile. 18. Shirts: a. Male Officers will wear collared shirts. Female officers will wear appropriate blouses or shirts. b. The types of shirts listed below are inappropriate; (1) Tee-shirts (unless engaged in “recreational activities”) (2) Shirts designed as undergarments. (3) Athletic shirts except to and from PT. (4) See-through shirts. (5) Shirts with pictures, slogans, numbers or writing, except shirts with modest writing (monograms, “Hang Ten,” etc.) obviously in good taste and designed for external casual wear. (6) Sleeveless shirts such as “Tank Tops” or “Muscle” shirts (only exception will be for individual PT). (7) Shirts designed to be tucked in or with uneven shirttails must be tucked in. 19. Trousers. a. Belts will be worn on trousers with belt loops. b. Sweat pants or athletic shorts will not be worn except to and from PT. c. Neat and clean Bermuda/Jamaica/walking shorts are acceptable. Their wear aboard Camp Barrett is limited to the summer uniform season. “Cutoffs” will be not be worn. 20. Blue Jeans. Jeans are considered appropriate civilian attire. As with all other attire they must be in good condition and present a neat appearance. 21. Footwear: a. Sandals may be worn with the same limitations as Bermuda shorts. Shower shoes, thongs or flip-flops are not authorized. b. Athletic shoes may be worn as civilian attire with shorts. However, they should not be dirty, frayed or worn out. c. Black military dress shoes will not be worn with civilian clothes. You should possess a pair of civilian dress shoes appropriate for wear with a suit. 22. Additional Comments. The following information should serve as guidance for attire at functions and locations outside Camp Barrett. Obviously, there is a time and place for recreational attire more casual then permitted in the Hanson or Hawkins Rooms. The following guidelines are offered: a. Officers should always dress up. This is consistent with our ethos and the standards expected of officers. While there are occasions when you may dress more casually, remember, you are an officer at all times; consider the occasion and set the right example. b. Set the example in the Post Exchange, commissary, and other locations on or around the base. c. Running suits are not considered appropriate civilian attire anytime or anywhere. d. Shorts, and athletic shoes are inappropriate in the Officer’s Club at Mainside. e. You will be required to possess a tasteful suit or sports coat with tie and slacks or appropriately similar clothing for female officers (i.e., tasteful dress, shirt, blouse.). Marine officer uniform Civilian equivalent Formal Evening Dress Bravo or tuxedo or formal gown Blue Dress Alpha Informal Blue Dress Bravo or civilian suit, coat and tie; Service Alpha cocktail dress or suit Casual Service Charlies collared open-neck shirt and slacks; Skirt and blouse, dressy slacks and Blouse or “business casual” dress f. The attire of an officer’s spouse cannot and should not be regulated by the Marine Corps except in public places aboard the base. Inappropriate actions of a spouse in such places are the responsibility of the officer. VI. PERSONAL APPEARANCE 1. Every Student must ensure a neat personal appearance is presented at all times, in uniform or civilian attire. 2. Male personnel shall shave daily and maintain a regulation haircut. (This will often require weekend haircuts due to the pace of training during the week). 3. Mustaches are not authorized for student officers at TBS. VII. CLASSROOM CONDUCT/RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Students who miss class are responsible for the material covered in class and should see their platoon guide for handouts and notes. Officer students may make an appointment to see the instructor if necessary, utilizing their chain of command. 2. Students who must miss a period of instruction must get permission AHEAD OF TIME from their SPC and ALSO must sign out in the appropriate logbook in the CDO. 3. No smoking, tobacco chewing, gum chewing, or eating is allowed in any classroom during instruction. Beverages that can be closed are allowed. Snacks are authorized during breaks only. 4. Arrive on time and be prepared to begin all classes as directed by the training schedule. 5. If it is necessary to enter class late, enter quietly and move to the back of the classroom. If it is necessary to depart class early, sit in the back of the classroom and exit using a side door. 6. Classroom courtesy also demands that officer students WILL NOT prepare to leave the classroom (close notebooks, put on Gore-Tex jackets, etc.) until dismissed by the student company commander. Additionally, ensure alarms on your watch are cleared so they do not go off in the class. 7. Classes, as well as other training events, have priority. Make a maximum effort to schedule all administrative activities around training events. 8. If a training event is missed, the appropriate billet holder will complete a Missed Instruction Report and submit this report through the student chain of command on the same day the training was missed to their platoon commander. 9. Sit in assigned seats, unless leaving the class early or arriving late. 10. Once the class has been called to attention, there will be no talking unless the instructor calls on you or until the student company commander has dismissed the class. 11. If you, as an officer student, have a question, raise your hand; wait for the instructor to recognize the question; stand; state rank and name and platoon; and then ask the question (while the question is being asked and answered, the rest of the students will remain silent). 12. Information taught in the Basic Course is important. It is each officer’s responsibility to stay awake and alert, making maximum effort to concentrate. Sleeping in class is regarded as disrespectful to the instructor and will not be tolerated. It you are tired, stand and move to the side or rear of the classroom. 13. Ensure you have all equipment and materials for each training event. DO NOT come to class, either in the classroom or the field, without the required student outlines, advance sheets, handouts or manuals, AND READ THEM! If you are missing any of these materials, convey that information to your company staff via the student chain of command at least 48 hours in advance of the particular class. VIII. WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION 1. Treat every weapon as if it were loaded. 2. Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot 3. Keep your weapon on safe until you intend to fire. 4. Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you intend to fire. 5. A student will NEVER allow his/her weapon to leave his/her hands unless it is properly secured in his/her BOQ room or in the armory (See BOQ ROOM STANDARDS FOR DETAILS ON SECURING WEAPONS). During field training, when the use of both hands is necessary, i.e., digging a fighting hole, the weapon can be slung across the shoulder or placed WITHIN ARM’S REACH. Weapons should never be placed on the deck except in the rarest of tactical situations. 6. The student company staff will conduct a daily inspection at the end of the working day to ensure all weapons are properly secured. Under no circumstances will a student store his weapon anywhere except the armory or BOQ room. Rifles will be secured in the BOQ room individual rifle rack. Rifles will be secured in the TBS armory prior to any weekend or holiday of 96 hours or more. Issued weapons may not be transported in private vehicles. 7. No ammunition, pyrotechnics, or ordnance of any kind will be stored in a BOQ room or a private vehicle. If any of these items are discovered, take them to the armory and turn them in. 8. No munitions will be brought from a field exercise/live fire to Camp Barrett. Inspections will be conducted at the conclusion of each training evolution to ensure compliance. An amnesty box will be located at the armory. This allows a “no questions asked” turn in policy, but it is not an alternative for field shakedowns and inspections. 9. All personal weapons will be registered with the Provost Marshal first and then stored in the armory or off base (if living in BOQ), or in base quarter mainside. NO private weapons or ammunition will be kept in the BOQ or in a private vehicle. There will be an opportunity to register these weapons during the textbook and supply issue period. 10. Weapons will be cleaned at least once a week, after every field exercise, and after firing. 11. DO NOT conduct unauthorized maintenance on any weapons. See the appropriate technical manual (TM) or an armorer if you have any questions. 12. DO NOT use unauthorized cleaning material to clean any weapon. (Cleaner Lubricant Protectant (CLP) is to be used exclusively when available.) See the TM or an armorer if you have any questions. 13. Unless there is an occupant present in the BOQ room, the weapon will be secured in its rack; the porthole and hatch will be locked. 14. Never lay a weapon flat on the deck. 15. Once given the opportunity to Battle Sight Zero (BZO) your weapon, maintain BZO on your weapon and place that data on a card, laminate the card and place it in the stock well of your weapon. 16. ALWAYS carry rifle-cleaning gear to every field exercise, to include patches and CLP. Cleaning your weapon during the breaks in field training should become second nature. IX. EQUIPMENT 1. During working hours, students will always carry the following items: a. Pocket notebook b. Pen/pencil c. Identification tags d. Identification card (also during non-working hours) e. Wrist watch 2. Students are accountable for their field equipment and will frequently check to ensure they have not lost any gear. Student billet holders will also frequently ensure accountability of Marines in their charge. 3. All field equipment will be cleaned after each field training event. 4. Ear plugs are MANDATORY for all weapons firing exercises. 5. All field gear must be maintained in serviceable and clean condition. Any unserviceable/worn out gear must be surveyed at TBS Supply. Students will not write names, slogans, etc. on any field gear, including helmets and helmet bands. 6. Only authorized gear and rations will be taken to the field. 7. Authorized rations include supplements such as sunflower seeds, and Power Bars. 8. Gear discipline will be exercised in the field. Only needed gear will be unpacked or taken from the cartridge belt. It will be replaced immediately when not in use. Students must be prepared to pick up and move at anytime. 9. Lost gear will be replaced at the expense of the student who signed for it. Students should purchase replacements for 782 gear at Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) Cash Sales or Fort Belvoir’s PX. Lost gear which cannot be replaced in kind will be reported via the student chain-of-command immediately and liquidated within 10 working days at the supply warehouse. X. PHYSICAL TRAINING 1. Scheduled PT will not adequately condition the student. Therefore, officers must augment this physical training on their own. Use the buddy system at all times. Carry and drink additional water in respect to temperatures! 2. Running will be conducted AGAINST traffic unless running in formation. 3. When running along a hard surface road, stay at least three feet off the road, unless in formation. 4. Do not run with headphones aboard MCCDC. 5. Do not run on Onville Road. 6. Running after dark is extremely dangerous and, for this reason, students will not run on the hard surface roads between the hours of dusk or dawn; however, the loop within the Camp Barrett area may be used. If students desire to run this loop after dark, they must wear a road guard reflective belts or vest. See your Company PT representative for rules on running and biking. Road guard reflective belts or vests must be worn prior to morning colors and after evening colors. 7. The Obstacle, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Endurance, and Stamina Courses will be run in boots and camouflage trousers with at least two other Marines, and only after proper techniques have been demonstrated. 8. Do NOT run the Confidence Course unless it is arranged with the PT Officer. 9. Any course off the hard surface road must be run with a minimum of three students. In case of injury, one student remains with the injured individual, the other goes for help. 10. Know and comply with acclimatization requirements. Check flag conditions prior to any physical activity. The flags are located: a. In front of Ramer Hall (pool) b. Next to Range Control (open field across from the old gas station). 11. When under black flag condition, no outdoor PT will be conducted. 12. Upon reporting to TBS, you will be held to the Marine Corps standards of physical fitness and body composition. You can find these standards on the Internet in MCO P6100.12 by going to http://www.usmc.mil and then navigation to “Publications” then “Orders and Directives.” The training at TBS will include physical fitness, but you are expected to arrive with a solid foundation from which to build. XI. OFFICERS RESIDING OFF BASE Officers residing off base who are assigned to the company are also responsible for daily and weekly cleanups in the BOQ as scheduled by the company staff. XII. VEHICLES AND PARKING 1. All privately owned vehicles (POVs) must be registered aboard MCCDC. This will be accomplished during “zero week.” At that time, any officer desiring to register a POV must have in his/her possession the following items: (1) a valid and current vehicle registration, (2) proof of automobile liability insurance, (3) a valid driver’s license, and (4) a current safety inspection (if the vehicle is registered in Virginia). If a driver’s improvement course card has been issued then bring this also. 2. Lieutenants are only allowed to park in authorized parking areas aboard TBS and these are at a premium. They include the lots adjacent to Graves Hall, except where markings on the pavement indicating reserved parking, and the parade deck. Only BOQ residents are authorized to park in the O’Bannon and Graves Hall parking lots. No parking is authorized along any roads at TBS. Any officer found parking in unauthorized parking areas aboard TBS will be ticketed, “booted” and stand to lose their parking privileges aboard TBS. Designated parking areas are assigned; instructions in this regard will be published by the company staff and complied with by students. 3. All vehicles must be registered aboard TBS and their TBS parking sticker should be properly displayed on their vehicle. TBS parking stickers are issued during zero week. 4. Traffic regulations aboard MCCDC are placed in effect by orders from the Commanding General, and as such, are strictly enforced aboard base. Speeding indicates an inability to abide by regulations. Do not compromise yourself as a Marine officer by failing to obey the speed limits. Moving violations require mandatory attendance at Base Traffic Court and may result in loss of driving privileges as well as other possible disciplinary measures from the Commanding Officer, TBS. XIII. LIBERTY 1. Liberty is a privilege and not a right. 2. Liberty will be sounded by the student billet holders after completion and submission of the daily rifle count and Instructional Rating Forms, and when authorized by the appropriate staff platoon commander. 3. Letters must be submitted in Naval Correspondence format to your SPC for any liberty outside of 300 miles. The letter shall include time of departure, mode of transportation, location, point of contact, phone number, time of return, and any other information considered pertinent. 4. The Basic School order 1050.2M, Leave and Liberty Regulations, states that the CO’s policy is that officer students are not normally granted annual leave. In cases where annual leave is authorized, a request will be forwarded through the lieutenant’s chain of command. 5. Officers in a casual status or recent graduates may request annual leave that will be granted based on the workload of their duties. XIV. REQUIRED EXCHANGE ITEMS FOR OFFICER STUDENTS The items listed below are required. All are available at the TBS PX. Complete PT uniform to include: a. Green Tee-Shirt with no markings. b. Green running shorts. c. Green sweatshirt- with black USMC and Eagle, Globe, and Anchor on the front. d. Green sweatpants- with black USMC and Eagle, Globe, and Anchor on the front. e. White socks- calf socks with no color or ornamentation. XV. ALCOHOL ABUSE 1. All Marine officers, regardless of rank, are expected to conduct themselves as ladies or gentlemen at all times. This includes moderation in the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol abuse is inconsistent with our officer ethos and is contrary to the effective performance of Marines and to the Marine Corps mission and will not be tolerated. Alcohol is in no way an excuse for unofficer-like conduct. 2. Officers must be fully aware of the Marine Corps policy regarding alcohol abuse and the associated consequences. By Marine Corps order, all incidents of alcohol abuse will be the subject of formal command counseling and an Officer Qualification Record (OQR) entry will be made reflecting that counseling. Additionally, for conviction of intoxicated driving- even first time incidents- or second and subsequent incidents of alcohol abuse, not necessarily related to driving, a fitness report entry is required. Intoxicated driving includes both driving under the influence and driving while impaired or intoxicated. XVI. ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES 1. Any officer claiming a spouse and/or children, as dependents must ensure the Student Personnel Officer is provided with the marriage license and birth certificates for any children AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Issuing of dependent ID cards, enrollment in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and payment of Basic Allowance for Housing cannot begin until these documents are provided. 2. Until your spouse obtains an updated military dependent’s ID card or DEERS card, they may utilize the military facilities (PX, clinic, commissary, etc.) by showing a copy of the sponsor’s orders to TBS. 3. It may take a few pay periods for your pay to get straight. Monitor your pay closely and immediately inform your company staff of any discrepancies, to include overpayment. Participation in the Marine Corps Direct Deposit System (check-to-bank) is required for all Marines. 4. In order for each student to be properly accessed into the Marine Corps Total Force System, certain commissioning documents need to be provided to the Personnel Section at TBS. The following matrix will help you determine what documents are required for each commissioning source: Source Documents needed for accession NROTC/PLC/MECEP/MCP Proof of Degree* & NAVMC 763** OCC/DCP/ECP OCS handles their paperwork and are complete by the time they get to TBS. *In lieu of the actual degree, a letter from the school, or school transcripts indicating that you have graduated will suffice. ** If NROTC is missing any documents, they cannot be accessed. If they cannot be accessed, they cannot get paid. Disbursing will only accept ONE payday request if there is no record in MCTFS. In addition to the above, all students (except MECEP, ECP and MCP) are required to bring a copy of their SF-86, Security Questionnaire. 5. There will be some mandatory Saturday and/or Sunday activities during the training cycle, some for all hands, others for designated individuals. These include remedial land navigation exercises, remedial PT, remedial swimming, retesting of academic examination failures, other training events, and, if required, room inspections, etc. Keep your weekends free until informed by the staff of the schedule. Do not purchase airline tickets, or bus tickets until you have the permission of your SPC. 6. An invitation to attend the social events and activities throughout the training schedule is extended to the spouses of officer students. It is the married officer’s responsibility to keep the spouse fully informed of these events well in advance. A spouses’ newsletter will be published periodically to help pass the word through the company. The staff spouses will be contacting the student Officers’ spouses in the near future to organize activities to help their transition into the area and as a spouse of an officer student at TBS. XVII. FORMATIONS 1. On deck time will be ½ hour before the first class, unless otherwise directed. The Student Staff will pass the word prior to securing the night before. Students must be present and in the uniform of the day at this time. 2. Any formation, whether company, platoon, or squad, will be attended by all personnel in that unit, unless prior authorization to be absent was obtained. 3. Being on time for a formation does not mean running into your position as the Company First Sergeant is commanding “Fall In.” You will be there in time for subordinate leaders to get solid accountability and pass any important information. As a general guideline, Marine officers are always early to their appointed place of duty. 4. When given the command “At Ease,” no talking or moving the position of the right foot is permitted. 5. During formal ceremonies, the command “At Ease” will constitute a modified parade rest. It will appear the company is in the position of parade rest, but will allow the officer students some, but minimal, movement in order to remain comfortable. XVIII. VISITORS IN THE BOQ 1. Individuals who are guests of officer students are authorized to visit the BOQ rooms. 2. These guests, to include husbands and wives, will be met in the Quarterdeck area or some other appropriate area and escorted to your room. 3. Officers’ female/male friends will not be allowed to stay overnight in the BOQ. They are required to depart the BOQ no later than 2400. 4. Consideration will be shown for your fellow officers since this is also their home. XIX. SICK CALL 1. Sick call will go only during prescribed sick call hours unless the illness or injury dictates otherwise. 2. If at all feasible, students will inform their SPC’s before reporting to sick call (A minimum, inform your student chain of command). 3. Officer students who are recommended for a limited or no duty status will submit their medical chits to the Staff Company XO via their SPC. The company staff makes final decisions regarding student status. 4. Students will not make appointments on their own. All appointments will be made through the Staff Company XO to ensure no scheduling conflicts exist. 5. In the case of dental appointments, it is your responsibility to ensure cancellations are accomplished via the Company XO at least 24 hours prior to the appointment. XX. COMPANY PHONE The company duty phone is for official company business ONLY. Students will not be allowed to use this phone for personal matters, unless it is an emergency situation. If someone calls for a student, a message will be taken and the call can be returned on a pay or personal phone. Directory assistance (411) calls will not be made from duty phones, nor will collect phone calls be accepted. XXI. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY A Marine officer always makes a concerted effort to ensure his or her financial dealings are beyond reproach. You must manage your accounts to avoid writing bad checks. It is critical that you not bounce a check for any reason. If an officer issues a check with insufficient funds, he/she may be subject to disciplinary action and loss of check-cashing privileges aboard base. Consistent lack of financial responsibility can also result in loss of security clearance. XXII. INSTRUCTIONAL RATING FORMS 1. Instructional Rating Forms (IRFs) for each day will be due at the conclusion of the training day and will be completed for every class unless otherwise instructed by the instructor. IRFs are electronic forms that will be entered into the computer in the Company Computer Labs. 2. Markings and comments should be made with the intent to improve the training at The Basic School. Officers are expected to utilize correct grammar, complete sentences, and proper spelling. All comments will be professional and respectful toward the instructor. Your comments will be reviewed by the instructor, the Deputy Director of War fighting, the TBS Operations Officer, and finally by the Commanding Officer, TBS. XXIII. SECURITY 1. Security in the BOQ and aboard TBS is each officer’s responsibility. Any thefts or break-ins must be reported through the company staff during working hours, or through the Officer of the Day, via the CDO, after working hours. Instructions will be given on contacting the Military Police. 2. If an officer loses a BOQ room key, it must be immediately reported to the company staff so that the BOQ maintenance personnel can change the lock to avoid the possibility of theft. 3. Valuables, such as cash or credit cards, must not be left adrift in unattended BOQ rooms. When a room is unoccupied, the doors and windows must be locked. XXIV. CORRESPONDENCE 1. Submit all administrative paperwork via the chain of command. 2. Use the Standard Letter Format in accordance with the Department of the Navy Correspondence Manual (SECNAVINST 5216.5D) for all written work. XXV. PURCHASE OF PERSONAL/ADDITIONAL GEAR 1. The Basic School will provide adequate cold weather gear for your use during your assignment. However, you are authorized to purchase, at your own expense, personal/additional gear that can be used during field training. 2. It is highly recommended that you possess cold weather gear such as, polypro socks, and glove inserts; however, these are optional items procured at the individual’s expense. It is also recommended that you refrain from purchasing these items until after you have asked your SPC about which stores or venders are most reliable, honest, and offer these items at a reasonable price. 3. With the exception of those items noted above, the use of non-issue gear which is visible when worn is not authorized. Questions about additional comfort items should be addressed to your SPC prior to purchases. XXVI. ADDRESS AT THE BASIC SCHOOL Second Lieutenant / Warrant Officer ____________ ____Company, _____ Platoon, TBS 24164 Belleau Avenue Quantico, VA 22134-5019 TBS Building Heritage CAMP BARRETT Major General Charles Dodson Barrett, CAMP UPSHUR USMC Captain William P. Upshur, USMC Camp Barrett is the present Camp Upshur was a training location of the Basic School area for TBS/ROC during and was established in 1942. World War II. It became the The Camp was dedicated to official location of the Basic major General Charles School in 1947 and remained Dodson Barrett. General in the capacity until 1958. It Barrett was born on 16 is dedicated to Captain August 1885 at Henderson, William P. Upshur, born 28 Kentucky. And appointed a Second Lieutenant in October 1881 in Richmond, Virginia. While the Marine Corps on 5 August 1909. His foreign assigned to the 15th Company of Marines, all service included duty in Mexico, Santo mounted, Captain Upshur left Fort Liberte, Haiti, Domingo, France, the Pacific area, and with for a 6-day reconnaissance. After dark, on the Marine detachments on several capital ships of evening of 24 October 1915, while crossing the the Navy. He participated in the capture of Vera river in a deep ravine, the detachment was Cruz, Mexico, 22 April 1914, and the Meuse- suddenly fired upon from three sides by about Argonne Offensive, 1-3 November 1918. From 400 Cacos, concealed in bushes about 100 yards 1924 to 1927 he was a member of the American away from the fort. The detachment fought its Battle Monuments Commission and from 1927 way forward to a good position, which it to 1929 he was a student at the French Ecole de maintained during the night, although subjected Guerre in Paris, France. Duty brought General to a continuous fire from the Cacos. At daybreak, Barrett to Headquarters Marine Corps, in Captain Upshur, in command of one of the three Washington, DC, to the Division of Operations squads which advanced in three different and Training from 1933-1935. He transferred to directions, led his men forward, surprising and serve as Division Marine Officer with the Fleet scattering the Cacos, and aiding in the capture of from 1935-1936. From there, the General Fort Dipitie. performed from 1937-1939 in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He commanded the HEYWOOD HALL 5th Marines, 1st Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Major General Charles Heywood, USMC Force, from August 1939 to June 1940, when he returned to Headquarters Marine Corps, first as Heywood Hall was built in Director, Division of Plans and Policies and later 1958 and dedicated to Major as Assistant to the Major General Commandant. General Charles Heywood In March 1942, he assumed command of the 3rd and houses the Headquarters Marine Brigade in the South pacific, returning to of the Basic School. He was the United States in October of that year to born in Waterville, Maine on become Commanding General of the 3rd Marine 3 October 1839. Major Division. He played a prominent part in bringing General Heywood was this unit to fighting condition and led it to the appointed a Second Pacific area in February 1943. On 15 Lieutenant on 5 April 1858, at the age of 19. In September1943 he was appointed to the next September of that year, while stationed at the higher echelon as Commanding General, 1st Brooklyn Marine Barracks, he was second in Marine Amphibious Corps. On 8 October 1943, command of a detachment of 65 Marines sent to he died in a tragic accident in Noumea, New quell a riot in Staten Island. His early career was Caledonia. He was awarded the Distinguished spent largely at sea. He was promoted to First Service Medal posthumously, on 14 June 1950, Lieutenant on 30 May 1861. On August 28th of in recognition of his outstanding contributions in that year, he participated in the attack on Fort planning the Bougainville operation. Clark, the first joint military and naval expedition of the Civil War. Promoted to Captain on 23 November 1861, he participated in boat expeditions on the James River. As commander of the after gun-deck division of the Cumberland HAWKINS ROOM he was brevetted to Major for his noteworthy First Lieutenant William D. Hawkins, USMC conduct. He became Fleet marine Officer with Farragut’s West Gulf Squadron. In 1864 for his The Hawkins room, located conduct on the Hartford he was brevetted to within O’Bannon Hall, is a Lieutenant Colonel. After the war, he helped bar and lounge area used by quell several domestic disturbances. For this, the officer students at The Major General Hancock and the Secretary of the Basic School. It was navy cited him. In January 1891 he was dedicated to First appointed Colonel Commandant of the Marine Lieutenant William D. Corps. During his administration the war with Hawkins. Lieutenant Spain broke out and the Boxer Rebellion Hawkins was born on 18 erupted. The number of posts in the Corps April 1914 in Ft Scott, Nebraska. After Pearl doubled, and he helped to raise the standards of Harbor was attacked, he enlisted in the Marine the Officer Corps. He died at the age of 74 on 26 Corps, 5 January 1942, and was assigned to the February 1915. 7th Recruit Depot, San Diego. He joined the Second Marines, 2nd Marine Division, completed O’BANNON HALL Scout Sniper School at Camp Elliot, San Diego, Captain Presley N. O’Bannon, USMC and on 1 July 1942 embarked on board the USS Crescent City for the Pacific Area. A private first O’Bannon Hall opened in class when he went overseas, he was quickly 1958 and houses the Bachelor promoted to corporal and then to sergeant. On Officer Quarters for the 17 November 1942, he was commissioned a officer students at the Basic Second Lieutenant while taking part in the School. O’Bannon Hall was Guadalcanal Campaign in the battle for the dedicated to Presley Neville Solomon Islands. On 1 June 1943 he was O’Bannon. Born in 1774 in promoted to First Lieutenant. Less than six Fauquier County, Virginia, months later, he was killed in action leading a the son of John O’Bannon scout-sniper platoon in the attack on Betio Island and Nancy Neville, Presley O’Bannon was during the assault on Tarawa. During the two- commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the day assault, Lieutenant Hawkins led attacks on Marine Corps in 18 January 1801. He was pill boxes and installations, personally initiated promoted to First Lieutenant on 15 October 1802 an assault on a hostile position fortified by five and participated in the blockade of Tripoli in enemy machine guns, refused to withdraw after 1803. On 23 October 1804, the detachment of being seriously wounded and destroyed three Marines commanded by Captain Anthony Gale more pill boxes before he was mortally and Lieutenant O’Bannon were ordered to the wounded, 21 November 1943. For this action, Brig Argus to accompany William Eaton and First Lieutenant Hawkins was posthumously “some Gentleman” to Alexandria. O’Bannon awarded the Medal of Honor. participated in Eaton’s mission to aid the deposed Hemet in the dethronement of his HANSON ROOM brother Yusuf as the Bashaw of Tripoli. With an First Lieutenant Robert M. Hanson, USMCR expedition of about 400 men, O’Bannon and Eaton set out to capture Derne. After a march of The dining room in over 500 miles replete with extreme hardships, O’Bannon Hall is called the the attack on Derne was successful. On Hanson Room. It is returning to the United States, O’Bannon was dedicated to First Lieutenant awarded a Mameluke sword by the Virginia Robert M. Hanson. House of delegates. This sword served as a Lieutenant Hanson was the model for the present marine Officer’s sword. son of Reverend and Mrs. However, disappointed at not receiving a Harry A. Hanson who were promotion, he resigned from the corps in March serving as Methodist Missionaries in India at the 1807. He married and made his home in Logan time of his birth. Lieutenant Hanson enlisted in County, Kentucky. He died on September 12, May 1942, and earned status as a pilot and 1850. commissioned officer on 19 February 1943. Lieutenant Hanson arrived in the South Pacific in June 1943, and his daring tactics and total forces in Korea on 12 September 1951. As disregard for death soon became well known. platoon leader of “I” Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Famous for one killing spree in which he Marines, Second Lieutenant Ramer was ordered downed 20 enemy planes in six consecutive to attack and seize hostile positions atop a hill flying days, First Lieutenant Hanson was vigorously defended by well-entrenched enemy commended in the citation accompanying the forces delivering small arms, mortar, and Medal of Honor for his bold attack against six machine gun fire. Fearlessly leading his men up enemy torpedo bombers 1 November 1943 over the steep slopes, he boldly continued to Bougainville Island, and for bringing down four spearhead the assault although he and the Zeros while fighting them alone over New majority of his unit were wounded. He Britain on 24 January 1944. It was on this date personally annihilated one enemy bunker with that his plane crashed into the sea while he was grenade and carbine fire and captured the flying an escort mission over Rabaul, New objective with his remaining eight men. Unable Britain. First Lieutenant Hanson was to hold the position against an immediate, posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal overwhelming counter attack he ordered his of Honor. group to withdraw and single handedly fought the enemy to furnish cover for his men and the CANNON FIELD evacuation of three fatally wounded Marines. First Lieutenant George H. Cannon, USMC Severely wounded a second time, Second Lieutenant Ramer refused aid when his men The athletic field at Camp returned to help him and, after ordering them to Barrett was named for seek shelter, courageously manned his post until George ham Cannon. He was his position was overrun and he fell mortally born on 5 November 1915, in wounded. Second Lieutenant Ramer was St. Louis, Missouri. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal commissioned in the Marine of Honor. Corps and graduated from the Basic School with the ANDERSON HALL class of 1938. On 7 Private First Class James Anderson Jr., December 1941, First Lieutenant Cannon was USMC attached to the Sixth Defense Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, at Midway Island. He was Anderson Hall is one of the commander of “H” battery and was at the two Bachelor Enlisted command post when he was mortally wounded quarters located within by enemy shellfire. He refused to be evacuated Camp Barrett. It was from his post until after his men, who had been dedicated to James wounded by the same shell, were evacuated. He Anderson Jr. on 13 January directed the reorganization of this command 1970. He holds the post, and he died from loss of blood as a result of distinction of being the first his utter disregard for his own condition. For Marine African-American to distinguished conduct and extraordinary courage win the Medal of Honor. He was born on 22 during the attack upon those islands by Japanese January 1947 in Los Angeles, California. James forces, Lieutenant Cannon was posthumously Anderson Jr. was a Private First Class with 2nd awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Platoon, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division on 28 February 1967. Company F was advancing in dense jungle RAMER HALL northwest of Cam Lo in an effort to extract a Second Lieutenant George H. Ramer, USMC heavily besieged reconnaissance patrol. Private First Class Anderson’s platoon was the lead Ramer Hall, a Combat element and had advanced only about 200 meters Conditioning Facility, when they were brought under extremely intense opened in 1963. It is enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire. dedicated to George H. The platoon reacted swiftly, getting on line as Ramer who was awarded best they could in the thick terrain, and began the Medal of Honor for returning fire. Private First Class Anderson actions against enemy found himself tightly bunched together with the other members of the platoon only 20 meters began to mount his radio operator was wounded from the enemy position. As the firefight and First Lieutenant Reasoner immediately continued, several of the men were wounded by moved to his side and tended his wounds. When the deadly enemy assault. Suddenly, an enemy the radio operator was hit a second time while grenade landed in the midst of the Marines and attempting to reach a covered position, First rolled alongside Private First Class Anderson’s Lieutenant Reasoner courageously running to his head. Unhesitatingly and with complete diregard aid through the grazing machine gun fire fell for his personal safety, he reached out, grasped mortally wounded. His indomitable fighting the grenade, pulled it to his chest and curled spirit, valiant leadership and unflinching around it as it when off. Although several devotion to duty provided the inspiration that Marines received shrapnel from the grenade, his was to enable the patrol to complete its mission body absorbed the major force fo the explosion. without further casualties. In the face of almost In this singularly heroic act, Private First Class certain death he gallantly gave his life in the Anderson saved his comrades from serious service of his country. First Lieutenant Reasoner injury and possible death. His personal heroism, was posthumously awarded the Congressional extraordinary valor, and inspirational supreme Medal of Honor. self sacrifice reflected great credit upon himself, the Marine Corps, and upheld the highest BURKE HALL traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly Private First Class Robert C. Burke, USMC gave his life for his country and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal Burk Hall is the Bachelor of Honor. Enlisted Quarters at Camp Barrett. It was finished in REASONER HALL 1972 and is dedicated to First Lieutenant Frank S. Reasoner, USMC Robert C. Burke, who was born on 7 November 1949 in Reasoner Hall is a classroom Monticello, Illinois. He was facility located within The a Private First Class with Basic School that was Company 1, 3rd Battalion, st established in 1971. It was 27th Marines, 1 Marine Division (Rein). On 17 dedicated to First Lieutenant May 1968, while on Operation ALLEN Frank S. Reasoner, USMC, BROOK, Company I was approaching a dry born on 16 September 1937 river bed with a heavily wooded tree line that in Spokane, Washington. He borders the hamlet of Le Nam (1), when they served with Company A, 3rd Reconnaissance suddenly came under intense mortar, rocket Battalion, 3rd Marine Division in July of 1965. propelled grenades, automatic weapons and The reconnaissance patrol led by First Lieutenant small-arms fire from a large, well concealed Reasoner had deeply penetrated heavily enemy force which halted the company's controlled enemy territory when it came under advance and wounded several marines. Realizing extremely heavy fire from an estimated 50 to 100 that key points of resistance had to be eliminated Viet Cong insurgents. Accompanying the to allow the units to advance and casualties to be advance party and the point that consisted of five evacuated, Pfc. Burke, without hesitation, seized men, he immediately deployed his men for an his machinegun and launched a series of 1-man assault after the Viet Cong had opened fire from assaults against the fortified emplacements. As numerous concealed positions. Boldly shouting he aggressively maneuvered to the edge of the encouragement, and virtually isolated from the steep riverbank, he delivered accurate main body, he organized a base of fire for an suppressive fire upon several enemy bunkers, assault on the enemy positions. The slashing fury which enabled his comrades to advance and of the Viet Cong machine gun and automatic move the wounded marines to positions of weapons fire made it impossible for the main relative safety. As he continued his combative body to move forward. Repeatedly exposing actions, he located an opposing automatic himself to the devastating attack he skillfully weapons emplacement and poured intense fire provided covering fire, killing at least two Viet into the position, killing 3 North Vietnamese Cong and effectively silencing an automatic soldiers as they attempted to flee. Pfc. Burke weapons position in a valiant attempt to effect then fearlessly moved from one position to evacuation of a wounded man. As casualties another, quelling the hostile fire until his weapon malfunctioned. Obtaining a casualty's rifle and intense machinegun fire, causing the enemy to hand grenades, he advanced further into the retreat through the defensive wire to positions of midst of the enemy fire in an assault against cover. In a desperate attempt to silence his another pocket of resistance, killing 2 more of weapon, the North Vietnamese threw hand the enemy. Observing that a fellow marine had grenades and directed recoilless rifle fire against cleared his malfunctioning machinegun he him, inflicting two additional wounds. Too grasped his weapon and moved into a weak to reload his machinegun, Corporal Maxam dangerously exposed area and saturated the fell to a prone position and valiantly continued to hostile tree line until he fell mortally wounded. deliver effective fire with his rifle. After 1-1/2 Pfc. Burke's gallant actions upheld the highest hours, during which fragments from exploding traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. grenades and concentrated small-arms fire hit Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his him repeatedly, he succumbed to his wounds, country. Private First Class Burke was having successfully defended nearly half of the posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal perimeter single-handedly. Corporal Maxam’s of Honor. aggressive fighting spirit, inspiring valor and selfless devotion to his duty reflected great credit MAXAM HALL upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld Corporal Lawrence L. Maxam, USMC the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. Corporal Maxam was posthumously awarded the Maxam Hall is a dining Congressional Medal of Honor. facility for the enlisted Marines at Camp Barrett that GRAVES HALL was built in 1973. It is named Second Lieutenant Terrence C. Graves, for Corporal Lawrence USMC Leonard Maxam, who was born in Glendale California on Graves Hall is one of two 9 January 1948. He served Bachelor Officer quarters built with Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd at Camp Barrett and was Marine Division (Rein). On 2 February 1968, dedicated to Second the Cam Lo District Headquarters came under Lieutenant Terrence Collinson extremely heavy rocket, artillery, mortar, and Graves on 26 October 1973. recoilless rifle fire from a numerically superior Second Lieutenant Graves was enemy force, destroying a portion of the born on 6 July 1945 in Corpus defensive perimeter. Corporal Maxam, Christi, Texas. He was commissioned a Second observing the enemy massing for an assault into Lieutenant in 1967 and upon graduation from the compound across the remaining defensive The Basic School, began duty with 3rd Force wire, instructed his assistant fire team leader to Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Marine Division. take charge of the fire team and unhesitatingly On 16 February 1968, while on a long-range proceeded to the weakened section of the reconnaissance mission, Second Lieutenant perimeter. Completely exposed to the Graves eight-man patrol observed seven enemy concentrated enemy fire, he sustained multiple soldiers approaching their position. Reacting fragmentation wounds from exploding grenades instantly, he deployed his men and directed their as he ran to an abandoned machine gun position. fire on the approaching enemy. After the fire Reaching the emplacement, he grasped the had ceased, he and two patrol members machinegun and commenced to deliver effective commenced a search of the area, and suddenly fire on the advancing enemy. As the enemy came under a heavy volume of hostile small directed maximum firepower against the arms and automatic weapons fire from a determined Marine, Corporal Maxam’s position numerically superior enemy force. When one of received a direct hit from a rocket propelled his men was hit by enemy fire, Second grenade, knocking him backwards and inflicting Lieutenant Graves moved through the fire-swept severe fragmentation wounds to his face and area to his radio and, while directing suppressive right eye. Although momentarily stunned and in fore from his men, requested air support and intense pain, Corporal Maxam courageously adjusted a heavy volume of artillery and resumed his firing position and subsequently was helicopter gunship fire upon the enemy. After struck again by small-arms fire. With resolute attending the wounded, Second Lieutenant determination, he gallantly continued to deliver Graves, accompanied by another Marine, moved from his relatively safe position to confirm the intense hostile fire, Hospital Corpsman Second results of the earlier engagement. Observing that Class Ray moved from parapet to parapet, several of the enemy was still alive, he launched rendering emergency medical treatment to the a determined assault, eliminating the remaining wounded. Although seriously wounded himself enemy troops. He then began moving the patrol while administering first aid to a Marine to a landing zone for extraction, when the unit casualty, he refused medical aid and continued again came under intense fire, which wounded his lifesaving efforts. While he was bandaging two more Marines and Second Lieutenant and attempting to comfort another wounded Graves. Refusing medical attention, he once Marine, Hospital Corpsman Second Class Ray more adjusted air strikes and artillery fire upon was forced to battle two enemy soldiers who the enemy while directing the fire of his men. attacked his position, personally killing one and He led his men to a new landing site into which wounding the other. Rapidly losing his strength he skillfully guided the incoming aircraft and as a result of his severe wounds, he nonetheless boarded his men while remaining exposed to the managed to move through the hail of enemy fire hostile fire. Realizing that one of the wounded to other casualties. Once again, he was faced had not embarked; he directed the aircraft to with the intense fire of oncoming enemy troops depart and, along with another Marine, moved to and, despite the grave personal danger and the side of the casualty. Confronted with a insurmountable odds, succeeded in treating the shortage of ammunition, Second Lieutenant wounded and holding off the enemy until he ran Graves utilized supporting arms and directed fire out of ammunition, at which time he sustained until a second helicopter arrived. At this point, fatal wounds. Petty Officer Ray's final act of the volume of enemy fire intensified, hitting the heroism was to protect the patient he was helicopter and causing it to crash shortly after treating. He threw himself upon the wounded liftoff. All aboard were killed. Second Marine, thus saving the man's life when an Lieutenant Graves’ outstanding courage, superb enemy grenade exploded nearby. Through his leadership and indomitable fighting spirit determined and preserving actions, courageous throughout the day were in keeping with the spirit, and loyalty to the welfare of his Marine highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the comrades, he served to inspire the men of U.S. Naval Service. Second Lieutenant Graves Battery D to heroic efforts in defeating the was posthumously awarded the Congressional enemy. His conduct throughout was in keeping Medal of Honor. with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Petty Officer Ray was RAY HALL posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal Hospital Corpsman Second Class David R. of Honor Ray, USN MITCHELL HALL Ray Hall is the Basic First Lieutenant Frank N. Mitchell, USMC School’s Medical and Dental facility. It was completed in The Infantry Officer Course, 1987 and was dedicated to the occupational school for David Robert Ray, born in 14 professional infantrymen, is February 1945 in located within Mitchell Hall. McMinville, Tennessee. Mitchell Hall was dedicated David Ray was a Hospital to Frank N. Mitchell in Corpsman Second Class, U.S. Navy, and served December of 1989. First with 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Lieutenant Mitchell was born Division (Rein). On 19 March 1969 at Phu Loc on 18 August 1921 at Indian Gap, Texas, and 6, near An Hoa, during the early morning hours, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939. He was an estimated battalion-sized enemy force commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1945, launched a determined assault against the following World War II service aboard the battery’s position and succeeded in effecting a aircraft carrier USS Enterprise at Wake Island. penetration of the barbed-wire perimeter. The First Lieutenant Mitchell was a member of initial burst of enemy fire caused numerous Company A, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, casualties among the Marines who had First Marine Division (Reinforced), when he immediately manned their howitzers during the came in contact with enemy aggressor forces in rocket and mortar attack. Undaunted by the Korea on 26 November 1950. Leading his platoon in point position during a patrol by his born on 20 January 1963 in Havana, Cuba and company through a thickly wooded and snow- enlisted in the Marine Corps at age seventeen. covered area in the vicinity of Hasan-ni, First While on duty with First Platoon, Golf Lieutenant Mitchell acted immediately when the Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/8, Landing enemy suddenly opened fire at point-blank force SIXTH Fleet 1-84, during operation ashore range, pinning down his forward elements and on 4 December 1983, Sergeant Cox was on his inflicting numerous casualties in his ranks. second deployment to Beirut, Boldly dashing to the front under blistering fire Lebanon. At this time, Sergeant Cox’s reinforced from automatic weapons and small arms, he squad, while manning an outpost forward of U.S. seized an automatic rifle from one of the lines, came under intense small arms and heavy wounded men and effectively trained it against machine gun fire in the early evening hours. He the attackers and, when his ammunition was calmly ignored hostile rounds as he crossed a fire expended, picked up and hurled grenades with swept street to join some of his men at an deadly accuracy, at the same time directing and observation post. Quickly establishing his encouraging his men in driving the presence and rallying his men, Sergeant Cox outnumbering enemy from his position. directed his organic weapons, called for and Maneuvering to set up a defense when the enemy adjusted mortar fire on hostile positions with furiously counterattacked to the front and left telling effect. Sergeant Cox continued to report flank, First Lieutenant Mitchell, despite wounds hostile emplacements, adjust mortar fire, and sustained early in the action, reorganized his direct his organic weapons for the next three platoon under devastating fire and spearheaded a hours while under small arms, rocket propelled fierce hand-to-hand struggle to repulse the grenade, heavy machine gun, and mortar fire. onslaught. Asking for volunteers to assist in While adjusting fire onto a hostile mortar searching for and evacuating the wounded, he position, he was killed instantly when a 120mm personally led a party of litter bearers through mortar struck his observation post. Sergeant the hostile lines in growing darkness and, Cox’s bravery, unrelenting perseverance, and although suffering intense pain from multiple steadfast devotion to duty under fire reflected wounds stormed ahead and waged a single- great credit upon himself and upheld the highest handed battle against the enemy, successfully traditions of the Marine Corps and the United covering the withdrawal of his men before he States Naval Service. Sergeant Cox was was fatally struck down by a burst of small-arms posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal. fire. First Lieutenant Mitchell’s extraordinary heroism saved the lives of several Marines and inflicted heavy casualties among the aggressors. His unyielding courage throughout reflects the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service. First Lieutenant Mitchell was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. COX HALL Sergeant Manuel A Cox, USMC The Instructor Battalion Headquarters Building was dedicated to Sergeant Manuel A. Cox on 7 June 2000. Sergeant Cox was THE BASIC SCHOOL Introduction STUDENT-TO-STUDENT GUIDE Welcome to TBS! First, a brief note Company M about this guide and necessary The Basic School disclaimer information must be Training and Education Command presented. Quantico, Virginia 22134-5019 M Co Office (703) 432-6494 The enclosed information has been OOD (703) 784-5206/5207 gathered by students, with incoming students’ needs in mind. It is important to note that neither the Marine Corps nor TBS necessarily support the suggestions in this guide. It is possible that you will be able to find things cheaper, quicker, or of better quality from locations not mentioned. Mike Company Mike Company is the transition company at TBS. You will be in Mike Company before you begin training with a company, after you graduate TBS, if there is a delay in your transition to your MOS school, and if you are injured or dropped for any other reason. in Mike Company you will be assigned a Information about Mike Company is temporary room, in Company M spaces. best explained in the TBS Welcome When you begin training with a Aboard Packet. Make Sure that you company you will be assigned a read the Welcome Aboard Packet to permanent room, in your company learn about various TBS policies. spaces. Don’t be the Lieutenant who has to explain that he or she didn’t know Parking because he or she didn’t read the All students assigned to TBS must package. obtain a TBS parking sticker from the S- 4 office, Heywood Hall Room 207. It is recommended that you take care of There are two parking lots authorized for the following items prior to picking up TBS students to park in; The Parade with a training company: Deck, and the Graves / O’Bannon Purchase utility uniforms, parking (no “brown baggers”). The nametapes and have them following areas are not authorized for sewn on your utilities. parking: DOD vehicle registration Spaces marked “reserved” in Familiarize yourself with E- black w/ white lettering on Course, PFT Course (3 the ground person Minimum) Spaces marked with red Read Warfighting MCDP 1 company billet signs Take care of Personal / Any area roped off or Financial / Legal issues blocked by traffic st Get in Shape (PFT-1 week cones/barriers st of In-Processing! 1 Class Side of any road PFT is required to begin Grass training) Marine Federal customer parking areas Getting Settled As a rule, most reserved parking spaces are in the rows closest to the buildings or Bachelor Officer Quarters (BOQ) facing MCB-3 (facing the armory and The BOQ consists of rooms in Graves instructor battalion). It may be tempting, and O’Bannon Halls where most but do not create parking spaces in students will reside while at TBS. parking aisles or at the ends of parking Married students who are accompanied rows. Parking in the BOQ lot may be by their spouses will find other housing, further limited by construction; so be however, when in training they will be prepared to park on the Parade Deck. assigned a BOQ room as a “Brown “Brown baggers” must park on the Bagger.” “Brown Baggers” will be parade deck. Students are NOT using their BOQ to store 782 gear and AUTHORIZED to park in the staff uniforms as needed and may stay in the parking lot (across the street from IOC BOQ during various training evolutions. on Chosin Road). Just as with the BOQ The students can expect to have at least parking lot, do not create parking spaces two permanent students per room and in parking aisles or at the ends of potentially one “Brown Bagger.” While parking rows! military contract with Camp Barrett. Parking violators can expect one or more There is no installation fee and for about of the following actions: $20 a month the service includes: room- An “interview” with the Mike to-room calling (dial the last 4 digits of Company Commander any BOQ room phone number), phone An “interview” with the TBS security code, call waiting, 3-way Executive Officer calling, and voicemail. Sprint also offers Having your vehicle towed at a one-rate long-distance calling plan at your expense $4 a month and 10 cents a minute. Other Having your parking companies may offer better deals on privileges revoked local service or long distance calls; however, you may find it difficult to use Bicycles those services because of the Sprint All personnel who ride bicycles on MCB contract. If you use cellular service, Quantico and Camp Barrett must wear expect calls to be disrupted when on safety helmets every time they ride. base. Also, while driving on base and in Riders must also wear reflective gear the local area, it is against the law to talk when riding prior to colors in the on the phone while driving, unless you morning and after colors in the evening, are using a hands-free device. or during periods of reduced visibility or low-light levels. Numbers for Telephone/Cellular /Cable Services: Running Sprint PCS While aboard Quantico, PT is an (800) 480-4727 important part of life. Base regulations Verizon require that you run facing traffic. Also, (800) 483-4400 reflective belts are mandatory when AT&T running before morning colors and after (800) 893-2018 evening colors, during periods of Comcast Cable reduced visibility or low-light levels. (703) 730-2225 Comcast Internet Telephone/Cellular/Cable Service (877) 637-3126 You will need a phone at TBS, even while in Mike Company! It is very important that you get service hooked up as soon as possible so that Mike Company can add you to the recall roster (sometimes word is passed via phone). Note: When you pick up with a training company, cancel your Mike Company phone when you move so that the next resident can hook up phone service. All students use Sprint for local and long distance service because Sprint has a Laundry information for condominiums, Laundry facilities are located in the townhouses, and houses. Most southeast corner of every floor of Graves apartment complexes are aware of how Hall and on the second deck of the much BAH the average lieutenant service wing in O’Bannon Hall. Check receives, and some have found that the washer/dryer you intend to use rental prices in the Stafford area can be before you load it because some $50-75 more than the average BAH. machines are in need of repair (i.e. dryer 1. Don’t stretch yourself out does not heat up or spin; washer does not financially; take time to shop around. rinse or spin). If you must remove Even if you need to look in someone else’s laundry from a machine Fredericksburg or Woodbridge, find in order to use it, please use common a place your household can afford. courtesy; don’t take damp laundry out of 2. Just as with base housing, list dryers. If you leave your clothes in a everything that needs repair or looks laundry room for more than 24 hours, unusual. the BOQ office will pick up your 3. When renting out in town, laundry. Also, because of weekly pictures become even more inspections, any laundry left in a laundry important because you may need to room on Thursday evening will be refer to them when it comes time to collected as well. move out. 4. Inform your property manager of Getting Settled with Dependents any discrepancies you find, document who you spoke to, what Base housing you told them, and date everything. Base housing is assigned according to 5. Keep your list of discrepancies pay-grade and number of family and corresponding pictures in a safe members. Second Lieutenants reporting place. to TBS can expect to wait approximately 6. If your lease agreement 14-30 days for base housing depending guarantees special services such as upon availability. Lincoln Property dishwasher, washer/dryer or air Office operates base housing on conditioning repair, document any Quantico. They are located inside dysfunction of those services that the building # 3049 next to the 7-day store, property management did not repair and can be contacted at (703) 630-0343. in a timely manner. 7. Once you’ve paid for those Off-Base Housing services, you may be entitled to Off-base housing is only authorized for some discount/compensation for the TBS students who have dependents lack of service. living in the vicinity of Quantico, Virginia. Incoming personnel should The biggest challenge students have with report to this office prior to off-base housing is getting their security renting/purchasing in the civilian deposits back when they move out. It’s community. You will receive helpful a good idea to have the unit information on all types of off-base professionally cleaned before you move housing to include a list of approved and (i.e. carpets/drapes) and keep receipts for non-approved apartment complexes, any cleaning service or repairs you have mobile home parks, and rental/purchase paid. If your property manager denies needs. Base school assignments are you the security deposit refund, request determined by the base housing location an itemized list of the discrepancies you you live in and the child’s level of are being charged for and compare it education. If you live out in town, call with your receipts and personal move in the school board in your area or try some list. This is the best way to ensure that of the web sites listed below. Some web you are not being charged for problems sites include information such as school that are not your fault. Your property directories, bus schedules, event manager is required to provide the list to calendars, and cafeteria menus. you within 24 hours of your request. If you have any problems getting a list of Numbers for Childcare/ Schools: questionable charges, contact base legal MCB Quantico Child for assistance. Development Center (703) 784- 2716 Child and Youth Services Program (703) 784- Numbers for Base/Off-Base Housing: 2165 Family Housing Office (Base Childcare Network Housing) (703) 784-2711 (703) 784-2299 ext. 4 Amhurst Elementary, K-3 Family Housing Office (Off- (703) 221-4108 Base Housing) (703) 784-2711 Burrows Elementary, pre-K, 4-5 ext. 1 (703) 640-6118 Housing Maintenance Office Russell Elementary, K-3 (703) 784-2711 (703) 221-4161 ext. 2 Quantico Middle/High School, 6- Base Legal 12 (703) 221-9775 (703) 784-3122 Spotsylvania County Schools Childcare/Schools www.spotsylvania.k12.va MCB Quantico Child Development .us Center is the main childcare provider for Prince William County Schools families living on base. They provide www.pwcs.edu full-time, part-time/pre-school, and Stafford County Schools hourly care: Full-time care Monday- www.pen.k12.va.us/Div/ Friday 0630-1730 Stafford Part-time/Pre-school Monday- Friday 0900-1130 Becoming Familiar with MCB Hourly care Monday- Quantico Friday 0800-1600 Two of the greatest concerns spouses Be sure to visit a number of childcare have with TBS are (1) becoming familiar providers before you choose the one that with TBS/MCB Quantico and (2) is best for your family. You want to be finding employment in the Quantico sure that the facilities are clean, have area. Take time to show your family convenient hours, and meet your child’s around The Basic School-especially the services offered. For more Hansen Room and the Green Carpet information call (703) 784-2014. Area-where spouse/family functions will Barber Gym is open: be held during the course of your o Monday-Friday training here. It is also a good idea to 0430-2200 visit Family Services and the Marine o Saturday Corps Research Center so your spouse 0800-2000 can become better acquainted with o Sunday Quantico and find employment of 0900-1900 enjoyable activities in the area. Banking Physical Fitness Ramer Hall located at TBS – The Direct Deposit is not an option! If you Ramer Hall facility includes a have not done this already, it should be basketball court, various cardio one of your first priorities. The machines, indoor ropes, an Consolidated Admin Center (CAC) on indoor swimming pool and the second deck of Heywood Hall will weight rooms. assist you in starting direct deposit. o Monday-Friday MYPAY accounts will be required for 0600-2000 all Marines. You can access mypay and o Monday/Wednesday/Frid request account access through ay 0600-0730 (lap https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx swim only) o Monday-Friday Camp Barrett ATM Locations 1100-1300 Marine Federal Credit Union; S- (lap swim only) 116 O’Bannon Hall Bank Of America; in vending Weapons Training Battalion area near Hansen Room Gym- This Gym has a good assortment of weights and Navy Mutual Aid Association Loan machines. It is close to Camp This $5,000, 1.5% career starter loan is Barrett and is generally not conditional on an agreement for you to crowded. Also, it is open 24 purchase life insurance through NMAA. hours a day. The NMAA insurance has the same Barber Gym (located on terms as the SGLI insurance and is Mainside across from PMO) generally perceived to be a good deal. Barber Gym has basketball courts, volleyball courts, Postal Services racquetball courts, aerobic rooms, a circuit weight room and Your address at TBS is: a free weight room. It has a 2ndLt Your Name decent number of treadmills, Your Company, TBS bikes, various Stairmaster 24164 Belleau Ave machines, and other cardio Quantico, VA 22134 equipment. There is also a wide range of classes and other Civilian PO Box A PO Box is a great idea. With a for base programs, financial counseling, mailbox you will be able to check your car buying seminars, and relocation mail anytime you want and delivery assistance. The Family Service Center times are generally quicker than mail also has a career resource office that through TBS. provides a spouse employment assistance program. For more Uniforms / Accessories information call (703) 784-2650 or 784- 2659. TBS PX Uniform Shop Chow Located below the PX on Camp Barrett, Hansen Room (located in the PX is a good choice for purchasing O’Bannon Hall) uniforms. Their prices are generally less o Breakfast Monday-Friday expensive than the Marine Shop, and 0500-0645 their Camp Barrett location is very $1.90 accommodating. Additionally, the PX o Lunch Monday-Friday offers the Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) 1100-1300 for purchasing uniform items. Under the $3.50 uniform DPP plan, you can borrow up to o Dinner Monday-Friday $3,000 interest free for 12 months to pay 1700-1900 for uniforms purchased through the $3.50 Marine Corps Exchange. For more information call (703) 640-8820. Maxam Chow Hall Hours of Operation: (located near the Garrisonville o Monday-Friday Gate) 0900-1800 o Brunch Saturday & o Saturday Sunday 1000-1200 0900-1630 $3.55 o Dinner Saturday & The Marine Shop Sunday 1600-1700 Located in Q-Town, the Marine Shop is $4.85 also a good place to purchase uniforms. For more information call (703) 640- Robin Hood Snack Bar (located 7195. The Marine Shop hours are as above Hawkins Room) follows; o Monday-Friday o Monday 1000-2200 Closed o Tuesday – Friday The Commissary (located on 1000-1830 Mainside) o Saturday o Monday 1100-1800 o Tuesday-Friday 0930-1800 0900-1900 o Saturday & Sunday The Family Service Center 0900-1800 Located in the basement of Little Hall and they provide information / referrals The Hawkins Room (located in the Green Carpet area) o Monday-Thursday 1700-2300 o Friday 1600-0100 o Wednesday 1700-2300 TBS PX (located above the TBS uniform shop and across from Motor T) o Monday-Friday 0900-1800 o Saturday 1000-1400 o Sunday Closed Domino’s Delivery (540) 720-3030 Hunan Chef Delivery (540) 720-7777 Pizza Hut Delivery: (540) 659-8111 Papa John’s Delivery: (540) 657-1200 Preparation for Training The Scholar Ship is the best place to get your Platoon Commander’s Notebook Necessary Supplies laminated. For about $38.00 you can For the most part, students will receive trade your original Plt. Cmdr notebook all vital academic materials through their for a laminated one. The Scholar Ship publication issue. There are, however, has five paragraph templates, protractors additional items that will have to be and other supplies. The Scholar Ship is purchased. located in the south end of the Aquia Three 3-inch binders (black or Shopping Center off of Route 1 and 610 white only) (Garrisonville Road). One 1-inch black binder (black or white only) Transportation Cold weather PT gear - green sweats with black EGA logo Privately Owned Vehicles (POV) Base Warm weather PT gear - green Registration shorts and green t-shirt To register POVs aboard MCB Quantico, you must have: On occasion, students may be required 1. The appropriate insurance to type various documents and/or coverage. projects for the Company. If one has the 2. If the vehicle is registered in the means, a computer is certain to make state of Virginia, you must have a life easier. Should you decide to current safety inspection sticker purchase a computer of your own, two before a DOD decal can be obtained. closely located computer stores are: 3. DOD decals are available CompUSA Potomac Mills through Vehicle Registration at (703) 492-6262 Security Battalion in building 2043. Gateway Potomac Mills For more information call PMO at (703) 583-7102 (703) 784-2800. Students may also wish to purchase the If the vehicle is registered in your name following additional items: only, license plates from your home A good military map protractor state, or state where you were previously Various cold weather items – stationed, are valid until they expire. hand warmers, etc. Once expired, you must obtain license Mapping pens plates from the state of Virginia or Camouflage paint renew those from your home state. A Waterproof notepads vehicle registered in your spouse’s name Binoculars or monocular for use must have Virginia plates within 30 days on the rifle range (optional) after arrival; if you and your spouse reside off base. It is also recommended that you laminate your Platoon Commander’s Guide Book and Quantico Maps. The lamination of Driver’s License all maps is not recommended, as some of You may operate a vehicle with a valid the maps will only be used in the driver’s license issued either by the state classroom. Many students believe that in which your vehicle is registered or by the state of Virginia. Family members If there are injuries, attend to them and also may operate a vehicle with a valid call 911. If you are involved in a non- driver’s license issued by the state they injury, automobile accident on base, call are from, unless they begin working in (703) 784-2251 for PMO. Virginia; then they have 30 days to obtain a Virginia driver’s license. Taxi Services: Blue Night Limousine (703) 730- Motorcycle Policies on Base 2190 Stafford Taxi (540) 659- Operators of motorcycles, mopeds, 7070 scooters, and ATV’s must meet the Dale City Taxi (703) 494- requirements for registration of motor 7007 Brenda’s Taxi (540) 659- vehicles and must have a valid driver’s 3295 license. If the individual has other than Yellow Cab (703) 640- a Virginia driver’s license, they must 6464 have a valid driver’s license with the endorsement indicating that the Traffic Management Office (TMO) individual is qualified to operate a TMO is a personal property processing motorcycle. Regardless of age or rank, office that provides technical assistance all personnel must complete a and transportation support to MCB motorcycle safety course prior to Quantico. TMO is located in building obtaining a permanent motorcycle base 2009 Zeilen Rd, Suite 2 (2 nd deck next to decal. Riders and passengers must wear the Cash Sales building). The Personal helmets and adequate protective clothing Property section (household goods) can when riding a motorcycle. Regulations be contacted at (703) 784-2831/32/33, require motorcycles to have headlights passenger section at (703) 784-2835/36, on at all times and riders to wear retro- and Shipping and Receiving at (703) reflective vests. All safety equipment is 784-2674. sold at the USMC PX. Note: Ft. Belvoir is a joint personal DMV Locations property shipping office. It is the world’s largest personal property Woodbridge shipping office. To arrange a delivery, Located at 14008 Smoketown Road and inquire about a shipment, or request is open Monday-Friday from 0830-1730 storage, call (703) 806-4900. and on Saturday from 0830-1230. Call (703) 670-8134 for additional information. Stafford Located at 385 Garrisonville Road, Suite 105, and is open Monday-Friday from 0830-1730 and Saturday on 0830-1230. Call (703) 659-7867. On Base Automobile Accidents Medical and Dental Walter Reed Army Hospital (202) 782-3501 Camp Barrett/MCB Quantico The Athletic Training Room (ATR) is Leisure located on the first deck of O’Bannon Hall The Clubs at Quantico on Mainside is a across from the BOQ Office. Sick call tri-club containing the Enlisted Club, hours at the ATR are from 0600-1100 and Officers’ Club, and SNCO Club. They 1300-1430. For more information, call 784- share a restaurant called the Marathon. 6558. Officers’ Club dues are $13.00 per month, which covers the Hawkins Room Ray Hall, the TBS Medical and Dental as well as Mainside. You are not Clinic, is open from 0730-1600 Monday required to pay dues and become a through Friday. For the medical clinic member while at TBS, but it is call (703) 784-5541, and for the dental encouraged. For reservations, call (703) clinic call (703) 784-5352. Sick call 784-4264/62. hours for medical are from 0615-0900 Hawkins Room hours are: M-F and from 1200-1430. Monday-Thursday (Ray Hall is closed Thursday afternoons 1700-2300 due to field-day activities). Friday 1600-0100 Note: Schedule medical and dental Wednesday-Wing Night appointments through your chain of 1630-1830 command. Friday-Free Munchies 1800-1900 Tricare For appointment scheduling and the Current Information/Libraries Tricare Health Care finder, call 1-888- Each company (including M Co) has 999-5195. For the Tricare Advice their own Company and Platoon read Nurse, call 1-800-308-3518. Also, for boards. Information pertaining to more information on Tricare, visit the Company schedules, MOS descriptions, Lifelines website at and other topics of interest will be http://www.lifelines4qol.org and look posted on the read boards. Policy letters for the medical links. regarding current issues are also posted periodically. Be sure to read them as the Area Hospitals information may pertain to a situation of There are no emergency medical your own. Some examples of recent facilities aboard MCB Quantico. Phone topics are Fraternization, Pre-Existing numbers for local area hospitals are: Relationships, and Profanity. Potomac Emergency Room (703) 670-1313 Mary Washington Hospital (540) 899-1100 Dewitt Army Hospital, Ft. The Internet also provides useful Belvoir (703) 805-0510 information on MOS descriptions, National Navy Medical Center, Company schedules, TBS highlights and Bethesda (301) 295-4611 plenty of other topics of interest. Marine Corps Home Page TBS has a library located in O’Bannon www.usmc.mil Hall. In addition to a fine selection of TBS Home Page professional literature, there are multiple copies of many of the books that you www.tbs.usmc.mil will be required to read as a TBS Marine Corps University student. www.mcu.usmc.mil My Pay https://mypay.dfas.mil/m ypay.aspx Marine Online www.mol.usmc.mil The Gray Research Center The Gray Research Center is located at 2040 Broadway Street, just a few blocks from Quantico Town. The Gray Research Center has several computers with Internet access, professional references, and a Family Library. The Family Library offers a variety of popular fiction and non-fiction books, references and audio books. The Family Library also has a Mother Goose program that consists of story time, songs, and puppets. Mother Goose times are Thursdays at 1000 and Fridays at 0930 and 1030. For more information call (703) 784-4353 or 784-4409. The Gray Research Center’s hours are: Monday – Thursday 0730-2000 Friday 0730-1745 Saturday 1000-1745 Sunday Closed f. Squad leaders are responsible BOQ ROOM for the passageways within their respective squad billeting STANDARDS areas as is the Student Platoon Commander for the platoon area. 1. General Guidance. A unit’s morale and proficiency are judged in part by g. Blinds will be dust-free, clean, appearance of its area. The company and open at ½ mast. On area will be kept neat and policed at all certain occasions, which will times. be announced, all blinds will be lowered all the way and 2. Specific Guidance. The intent is for the closed. officer student to be allowed the maximum comfort level, which is h. Ensure AC/Heater units are consistent with good order and left on low speed at all times to discipline. High standards of prevent mold build up during cleanliness will be maintained. summer and freezing during winter. All windows will be a. Rooms and furniture will kept closed unless air conditioning is nonfunctional. be arranged as per Outside air vents can be Company SOP. Furniture opened. Control valves are will not be placed in front located in the air conditioning of hatches. FURNITURE units. IS NOT TO BE i. Hot plates, toasters, toaster REMOVED FROM THE ovens, and other equipment INDIVIDUAL ROOMS- with exposed heating it is considered part of the elements are fire hazards building. This includes and are not allowed. Most the refrigerators. other electrical devices are authorized; however, breakers are easily overloaded, so b. Decks will be swept daily, equipment (to include cleaned and swabbed computers) should be off when regularly. Decks should be not in use. Surge protectors waxed at least once a month are allowed but extension and for all announced formal cords are not. Antennas will room inspections. not be extended out the windows. c. Rugs will be kept clean and serviceable. They are not to be j. Trash cans will be emptied glued or affixed to the deck. daily in the dumpsters around the BOQ and cleaned as d. Dust and dirt are NOT to be needed. swept into the passageway nor underneath any rugs. k. Desks and dressers will be dusted, clean, and not e. Racks will be made with sheets excessively cluttered with and blankets tucked in. paraphernalia. Items such as Personal blankets are to be toilet articles, shoe and brass stowed away during the day. shining gear or room cleaning Racks will be uniform. gear should be stowed in medicine cabinets, closets or drawers. Drawers will be UTMOST closed; mirrors will be cleaned. IMPORTANCE. Absolutely no other l. Closets will be arranged in weapons are accordance with Company allowed in the SOP. Clothes will be stowed BOQ. neatly. (3) If locked out of a room, report to the m. Muddy boots will be cleaned company training in cleaning racks outside the office. Lost keys BOQ. DO NOT clean boots in can be replaced at the shower, sink, toilet as the BOQ office. heavy debris may cause (4) Deadbolts are not to clogging in the plumbing be utilized to keep system. the doors ajar. This damages the doors n. Fan cages will be dusted. and requires them o. Valuables will not be left adrift to be replaced at the but will be secured in a locked occupants expense. container. r. Sink area (1) Sink clean p. Bulkheads may be decorated (2) Mirror clean with pictures, posters, etc. (3) Medicine cabinet General good taste and squared away common sense should govern (4) Towels and in selection of decorations. washcloths hung Bulkheads should not appear neatly excessively cluttered. All (5) Water faucets decorations should be affixed turned completely to the walls with tape only. off (No nails or adhesive tape “stick-em” tape picture s. Heads hangers). (1) Serviceable shower curtains q. Security (2) Shower walls and shower curtains (1) Ensure each room free of mildew or is locked any time soap buildup (A it is not occupied. white scum will (2) WEAPONS WILL build up on walls BE SECURED after awhile- this PROPERLY. must be scrubbed LOCK off) CYLINDERS (3) All mops stowed REMAIN IN handle down, mop RACKS. KEYS head up so as to SEPARATE. allow drying LOST RIFLE (4) In, around, and RACK KEYS behind commodes WILL BE cleaned REPORTED (5) Fans should never IMMEDIATELY be unplugged. This SO THE ELOCK will reduce CYLINDERS CAN mildewing. BE REPLACED. This is of t. Alcohol and food are allowed in the BOQ, but all food must be kept in a sealed container or a refrigerator. u. Do not have anything hanging out of windows at any time! Drying racks are provided outside the BOQ. Keep security in mind as you dry gear outside. v. Maintenance (1) If a simple repair is needed, tools and parts are available at the BOQ office for “self-help.” Light bulbs are also available. (2) Any maintenance, which requires immediate attention or compromises safety or sanitation, is considered emergency maintenance. These should be called in to the BOQ during working hours or to the OOD during non-working hours. (3) All maintenance requests should go to your BOQ rep. The BOQ rep will submit work requests to the BOQ for action. w. No pets or plants of any kind are authorized in the BOQ. ANTICIPATED EXPENSES WHILE AT THE USMC sweat shirt, green sweat pants, plain BASIC SCHOOL white socks, Co/Plt T-Shirt $15.00 The below is a list of anticipated expenses you And a black knit watch cap. Co/Plt T-shirt may will encounter while at The Basic School. be optional Although only an estimate, it will give you some idea of the things for which you will need. 5. PROFESSIONAL BOOKS Meeting personal financial obligations is 2 Books expected of every Marine. Students are also $30.00 reminded this is only an estimate based on PME books do not have to be purchased; average actual costs of recent companies. however, MCA mbrship $23.00/yr 1. COMPANY OPERATIONAL FUND ($50- They must be read. Most students choose to buy $65/MONTH) them. $390 MCA membership is also optional, but strongly The fund pays for Mess Night, cruise book, encouraged. company It includes a subscription to the Marine Corps parties, social events, flowers, and miscellaneous Gazette or other items. Leatherneck as well as discounts on purchases An additional note on mess nights is that a made at the MCA “personal guest” Bookstore on Mainside. is the responsibility of the individual who invites him/her. 6. LIVING EXPENSES Average cost per person is about $40.00. Car Payments $300.00/mo 2. FOOD (Estimated and may differ for each officer) Non-married Car Insurance $200-250/mo $84.00/mo This figure includes the Hanson Room, Snack Bar, Married Cable TV (Off base) $250+/mo $35.00/mo Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), and moderate dining out. (On base) This average is obviously dependent on the type $36-70/mo of meals eaten. Phone (excluding long 3. UNIFORMS distance) Basic Issue $3200.00 (Off base) Basic issue uniforms will normally be purchased $80.00/mo with Maintenance $60.00/mo (On base) a loan plan. The maintenance cost includes $20.00/mo laundry Cold Weather $83.00 Rent (Off base) and dry cleaning, new rank devices, boot polish, $900.00/mo etc. Haircuts $30.00/mo Electric (Off base) $78.00/mo 4. PT GEAR Basic Issue Pet Insurance $45.00 Varies Basic issue PT gear will include green shorts, green Running shoes 7. OFFICER’S CLUB DUES $35-75+ Dues $13.00/mo 8. MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL* Tickets (per person) $60.00 Annual birthday ball held in November of Hotel room (nightly) $140.00 Each year is a mandatory event for the officer Student. Cost includes tickets, pictures, parking, Hotel room, and moderate number of drinks. Families needing baby-sitting services must add An appropriate amount of money to the total cost. 9. MISCELLANEOUS TRAINING COSTS Total $200-300 A large number of small items will be necessary To meet some of the training requirements to TBS. Some of the items include cammie paint, alcohol Pens, rolls of electrical tape and duct tape, zip- lock Bags, 550 cord, helmet pad, mouth guard, mesh laundry bag, acetate sheet, notebooks, paper memo books, pens, batteries, small flashlight, towels, and wash cloths. All items are available at the Camp Barrett PX, Base PX Or the Fort Belvoir military sales exchange. 10. OPTIONAL EXPENSES Lamination of Plt. Cmdr.’s Notebook $38.00 Map Lamination $4.00 Cold Weather Gear $10-$300.00 (Students in the companies training in the winter months often choose to purchase their own cold weather garments.) *NOTE: APPLIES ONLY TO COMPANIES ON BOARD DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. TBS Chaplain LIST OF 5380 (703) 784- IMPORTANT MISCELLANEOUS TELEPHONE NUMBERS NUMBERS Barber Shop, MCX Mall Annex 7900 (703) 640- Mike Company Office: (703) 432- Barber Shop, TBS Annex 6494 (703) 640- 7501 TBS Officer of the Day, Heywood Hall (703) 784- The Clubs at Quantico 5206/5207 (703) 784- 2676 Medical TBS Medical Clinic, Ray Hall Hawkins Room (703) 784- (703) 784- 5541/5542 5238 TBS Dental Clinic, Ray Hall Marine Corps Exchange, TBS Annex (703) 784- (703) 640- 5353 8819 Athletic Training Room, O’Bannon Uniform Shop, MCX Mall Annex Hall (703) 784- (703) 640- 6558 8827 Semper Fit Uniform Shop, TBS Annex (703) 784- (703) 640- 2672 8820 TRI-Care Health Care Finder/Appt The Marine Shop Scheduling 1-888-999- (703) 640- 5196 7195 (Family members) Military Police CHECKLIST AND INFO FOR (703) 784- STUDENT CHECK-IN 2251 Fire Department (703) 784- 5228/911 PREPARE TO BE CHALLENGED Range Control PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND (703) 784- EMOTIONALLY. 5321/5322 Hit the ground running. Do not expect a gentlemen’s course Arrive in top physical condition Work on swimming if you are weak Dental Records (except OCC’ers; OCS (treading water, survival strokes) will deliver to TBS) STUDY AHEAD – every major topic Orders (Original + 2 copies) in the POI can be accessed via the ANY modifications to original orders website at www.tbs.usmc.mil DD-214 (“Separation” or “Discharge” papers, when applicable for prior enlisted Marines) REPORTING IN: Receipts for travel claims Proof of Degree (this can be a letter REPORT TO TBS NO LATER from the college registrar if the Marine THAN 2359 ON THE DAY OF doesn't have a diploma or transcript) YOUR CHECK IN Married Marines only: Park on the Parade Deck. It is located o Current In-Town Address behind Ramer Hall o Previous Dependant Address Reporting-In Uniform: Service Alphas o Marriage certificates (if you do not own a set, check in o Children’s birth certificates wearing a conservative suit and tie) SF-86 Hard Copy and on disk (if Bring a set of desert and green digital available) You must possess a cammies (WITH REAL nametapes and security clearance prior to reporting rank of insignia worn properly). to TBS. If you have any questions on proper uniform wearing, refer to: o http://www.marcorsyscom.usm TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE OF c.mil/sites/mcub/ INPROCESSING: WHERE TO REPORT: If you are UNDER 26 years, complete the driver's improvement course: Monday - Friday 0700-1630 o www.marinenet.usmc.mil o M Company Offices (register here to logon) 2nd Deck of Course catalog --> O'Bannon Hall (look Annual & Required for Marine Federal Training Courses --> Credit Union, go to Driver Improvement the 2nd deck, & walk Course down the hall) o Print the certificate and bring Monday - Friday 1630-0659 OR to TBS weekends o This is required to get your o TBS Officer of the Day base stickers (Heywood Hall) GET DIRECT DEPOSIT!!! Find the Iron Mike (MANDATORY). If you wait until you ("Follow Me" statue), get to TBS to sign up for DD, bring: walk in the front o Checking Account Number doors, 1st hall on the o Bank Routing Number left, 1st door on the o Do not close out your account right if you have DD with the bank until you arrive at TBS. HAVE IN YOUR POSSESSION FOR ADMINISTRATION INPROCESSING: **If possible, Get a military ID OQR (except OCC’ers; OCS will for yourself, your spouse & kids deliver to TBS) NAVMC 763 (except OCC’ers; OCS prior to checking in** will deliver to TBS) Medical Records (except OCC’ers; OCS will deliver to TBS) FOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Make a copy of all forms you are given and keep ID Card on file at your room or house. Driver's License Proof of Insurance Registration (if you are driving a POV UNIFORMS: not in your name, you will need a notarized letter from the owner You are NOT REQUIRED to have any authorizing you to operate that POV) more uniforms than what you already Driver's Improvement Course have from OCS. There is time in the Certificate (if under 26) schedule at TBS for uniform fittings. If State Inspection Card (if the state the you want to get a headstart, there are POV is registered in requires one) two uniform vendors: TBS temporary Department of Defense o The Marine Shop (located in tags will be issued to the entire group Q-Town) shortly after the company picks up. If o MCCS (located at TBS) you are going to be in Mike Company o Uniform fittings: for a long time, you may obtain a o Alphas, Charlies, Blues, temporary tag from Mainside Provost Sword and accessories Marshall Office prior to pickup. [Ask sales person about using POV stickers are issued on the interest free Deferred Mainside at Little Hall and will Payment Plan (DPP) uniform no longer be available at PMO. option and get your uniforms Motorcycles riders MUST wear: Boots, now if you are able.] pants, gloves, and reflective vest while Necessary items for TBS: onboard military installations, ¾ length o Green sweats (sweatshirt or longer sleeves are also required when with USMC on front, no not in uniform. lettering on back) DOD stickers for motorcycles require a o Green shorts and swim motorcycle safety-driving course. trunks, whistle, flashlight. TMO PET REGISTRATION Ensure your TMO shipment is received and unpacked BEFORE Personnel residing in Family you check in to TBS. Once you Housing aboard MCCDC must check in, there will be very little register all pets with PMO. Pets time for this. must be insured. MISC Recommend bringing $2000 in PERSONAL WEAPONS cash for those married Marines’ move in expenses. This should cover the deposit and first months Personnel residing in Family rent. Note that the deposit is Housing aboard MCCDC must usually equal to 50-100% the first register all weapons with PMO. months rent. Personnel residing in the BOQ Physicals- you must have a current must check their personal weapons physical. into the TBS armory. If you have an air contract, you must have a current flight physical that will not expire during the six Forms months you are training at TBS. ANY PROBLEMS AFTER GRADUATING FROM OCS: Lt Barrett (Mike Company Student Executive Officer) o Office: 703-432-6494 Capt Henderson (Mike Company Executive Officer and In-processing Coordinator) o Home: 540-548-2424 o Cell: 540-455-2282 TBS OOD: 703-784-5206 or 5207 It is essential all officers report to TBS with the above items in their possession or that they have completed the above requirements. Failure to do so may result in missed training and could also delay when an officer commences training.