|The Basic School|
The Basic School insignia
|Role||Train and educate newly commissioned or appointed United States Marine Corps officers|
|Part of||Training Command (TECOM)|
|Colonel George W. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Smith, Jr.|
The Basic School (TBS) is where all newly commissioned United States Marine Corps officers are sent to learn the art and science of being an Officer of Marines. TBS currently lasts 26 weeks. During those 26 weeks, the new officers are given extensive classroom and field training on subjects ranging from weapons and tactics to leadership and protocol. A weapon is a Tool used either in Hunting, or attack or defence in Combat for the purpose of subduing enemy personnel or to destroy enemy weapons Military tactics ( Greek: Taktikē, the art of organizing an army are the techniques for using weapons or military units in combination for engaging and defeating The word leadership can refer to Those entities that perform one or more acts of leading Whether commissioned from the Naval Academy, NROTC or one of the other Officer Candidate School (OCS) routes, TBS is the first stop for new Marine officers. The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps ( NROTC) program is a College -based Commissioned officers recruitment tool of the United States Navy The United States Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS is a school located on Marine Corps Base (MCB Quantico that trains screens and evaluates potential During TBS, the officers are selected for a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) ranging from Infantry to Military Police to Naval Aviator. The Infantry is the oldest and most numerous of the Combat Arms in the Armed forces, and consists Military police ( MPs) are normally the Police of a Military Organization. A United States Naval Aviator is a pilot in the United States Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard. Following TBS, the Officer will attend one or more additional schools to be trained in that particular specialty prior to being assigned to a unit in the Operating Forces. The Fleet Marine Force (FMF is a combined command of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps which comprises a combination of permanent afloat personnel
The Basic School, a formal school within Training Command, is located at Camp Barrett, 11 miles west of MCCDC headquarters, Quantico, Virginia. Marine Corps Combat Development Command, located in at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, has the mission of developing Marine Corps warfighting abilities Quantico Virginia lies in Prince William County, north-northeast of Fredericksburg Virginia, United States, near Dumfries and Stafford Each year, over 1,700 new officers are educated to lead Marines.
Train and educate newly commissioned or appointed officers in the high standards of professional knowledge, esprit-de-corps, and leadership required to prepare them for duty as company grade officers in the operating forces, with particular emphasis on the duties, responsibilities and warfighting skills required of a rifle platoon commander.