U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Singsank/Released 090104-M-0000L-000.jpg
Jan 4, 2009
Marines fire at targets during the grenade range exercise at the Tactical Small Unit Leadersâ?? Course here Jan. 4. â??Weâ??re here to train advanced rifleman skills to Marine noncommissioned officers whose military occupational specialty isnâ??t infantry, so they can better lead their junior enlisted into a combat environment,â? said Staff Sgt. Todd A. Rosalez, TSULC chief instructor, Advanced Infantry Training Center, Multi National Force-West. â??We donâ??t sugarcoat the training because theyâ??re not in the (infantry) field.â? Tactical Small Unit Leadersâ?? Course instructors teach the NCOs information straight from the Training and Readiness Manual, Small Unit Leadersâ?? Course which is also taught to all Marines who go through the School of Infantry. â??The catchy saying â??every Marine is a riflemanâ?? is being lost due to many Marines only focusing on their specialty job because they never leave the forward operating base,â? said Cpl. John A. Rivera, 22, Margate, Fla., refrigeration mechanic, Maintenance Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 1st Marine Logistics Group. â??The TSULC course helps us improve our ability to lead junior Marines into the fight.â? By the NCOs going through the TSULC, theyâ??ll take back the knowledge theyâ??ve learned and pass on the information to the junior enlisted Marines whoâ??ll eventually become leaders.
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