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Hello everyone. I swore into the Marine Corps about a month ago. I have all the information I need on Basic training, but I just wanted to ask a few questions about MOS school. What is it like?


Do they allow you to leave training grounds? Is there leave? Does one get to use to internet to use email to communicate with relatives? I know a bit about the training that happens, but what I want to know is what happens when you are not working?


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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

I just finished the officer course for the Military Police at Ft. Leonard Wood a week and a half ago. The officers go through a different program of instruction than the enlisted Marines do, and the POI is currently changing for officers. When I went through I was there for portions of the enlisted course, such as defensive tactics, EVOC, Escalation of Force, OC. 


They are pretty tight on the enlisted Marines, bear in mind, unless you are a lateral transfer from another MOS or an officer you will have tight restrictions on you. Also this is in the eye of the beholder, its pretty lax in comparison to boot camp. You will march to class every morning, unless you are taking "trans", and then you will march to the place to wait for trans. You will have a class leader, guide, squad leaders and fireteam leaders. The Marine instructors there are top notch and have a lot of experience, both PMO experience and combat experience. As far as your questions go;


Do they allow you to leave training grounds? They will spell out the policies and regulations the first day with you all. From what I remember you are not allowed to leave the base during the week. You will have your weekends off, but remember its not like you have off until you have to show up for work monday morning, liberty secures at like 2100 sunday night. Dont quote me on this stuff exactly, things change per the instructors you have. They do PT Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Mostly running.


Is there leave? You cant just say I want to take leave during the training cycle unless its a family emergency or something of that nature. However, you will get all federal holidays off, like labor day, MLK day, etc. Plus weekends.


I dont know if there is internet in Specker barracks, but there is internet in the base library, located at the MANSCEN (Manuever Support Center of Excellence). You will have to take the post cabs everywhere you go on base, they dont allow you to have your POV on base. But there will be enough Marines in your platoon that you will be able to split a cab for cheap.


The daily schedule varies depending on your schedule, instructors, and how well your platoon is working together. If your platoon is all jacked up, they will jack with you. You will have extra stuff going on besides whats on the training schedule, like uniform inspections and field days.


Like I said earlier, dont take this as gospel truth, things change in the Marine Corps like the wind. But this is the information from the class that graduated last Thursday. Its good instruction, the instructors are seasoned veterans and they truly want whats best for you. You will receive good training. If you have any other questions about Ft. Leonard Wood or the MP's in general feel free to ask.


 


 

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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

 I graduated marine mp school a while ago, and as the Lieutenant said, you get weekends off if your not in the field or making up for lost training, there is no internet in the barracks however i just bought a sprint wireless card and it worked fine. You can leave post on the weekends but there's nothing to do and there's a 50 mile radius limit. I see your from st. louis and in my old explorer post, i might know you. Any more questions you can get email me jake_summers5811usmc@yahoo.com 

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well you will spend your first week learing unarmed take downs and handcuffing then you will get the OC spray, after that its Pistol qual then there are law classes report classes emergency vehicle operators course and brand new they are doing humvee course plus you will learn about the heavy machine guns and spend some time in the field.

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well you will spend your first week learing unarmed take downs and handcuffing then you will get the OC spray, after that its Pistol qual then there are law classes report classes emergency vehicle operators course and brand new they are doing humvee course plus you will learn about the heavy machine guns and spend some time in the field.


 


So they just went back to doing the humvee course?  They stopped doing that back in '04 when the class befoer mine flipped one and paralized a Marine.  


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curtisk says ...



well you will spend your first week learing unarmed take downs and handcuffing then you will get the OC spray, after that its Pistol qual then there are law classes report classes emergency vehicle operators course and brand new they are doing humvee course plus you will learn about the heavy machine guns and spend some time in the field.


 


So they just went back to doing the humvee course?  They stopped doing that back in '04 when the class befoer mine flipped one and paralized a Marine.  



 


Yes when I was there in 09 they just did a week of driving around but you didn't get your license, now they will get their humvee license