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United States Marine Guidebook of Essential Subjects

United States Marine Guidebook of Essential Subjects
This manual contains information on all the essential subjects and provides a condensed, readily available study aid to supplement more detailed information contained in the Fleet Marine Force Manual, The Guidebook for Marines, and other sources. The primary target audience of this publication is intelligence personnel responsible for the planning and execution of CI operations. (continue reading…)
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MCWP 2-6 Counterintelligence

MCWP 2-6 Counterintelligence

MCWP 2-6 Counterintelligence – File 1
This document provides the doctrine and higher order tactics, techniques, and procedures for intelligence operations. MCWP 2-14, Counterintelligence, complements and expands on this information by detailing doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures for the conduct of counterintelligence (CI) operations in support of the Marine airground task force (MAGTF).

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NLW Multiservice Procedures for the Tactical Employment of Nonlethal Weapons

NLW Multiservice Procedures for the Tactical Employment of Nonlethal Weapons

NLW Multiservice Procedures for the Tactical Employment of Nonlethal Weapons – File 1
This publication describes multiservice tactics, techniques, and procedures (MTTP) for consideration and use during the tactical employment of nonlethal weapons (NLW) in support of warfighting personnel conducting training and tactical operations.

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MCO-1510.32D Individual Training Standards for Recruits

MCO-1510.32D Individual Training Standards for Recruits

MCO-1510.32D Individual Training Standards for Recruits – File 1
This file is an order that provides policies and instructions for the conduct of recruit training. References (a) and (b) apply to all Marines and describe entry-level indoctrination and skills common to all.

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MCI 7510B Marine Corps Institute Tactical Fundamentals

MCI 7510B Marine Corps Institute Tactical Fundamentals
This manual provides a general knowledge of offensive and defensive tactics at the infantry battalion level. It includes troop-leading procedures, selective portions of a plan of attack and defense, tactical control measures, principles of war, principles of security and reconnaissance, and communications. (continue reading…)

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NAVMC 2691 Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual

NAVMC 2691 Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual
This manual furnishes information and describes procedures for close order drill and military ceremonies within the Marine Corps. It encompasses detailed procedures for all drills and ceremonies executed by troop elements ranging in size from the individual to the regiment. (continue reading…)

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FMFRP 0-1B Marine Physical Readiness Training for Combat

FMFRP 0-1B Marine Physical Readiness Training for Combat
This manual is intended for use by all Marines. It provides the information and references necessary to establish and conduct physical conditioning programs to prepare Marines for the physical demands of combat. (continue reading…)

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FMFRP 0-13 Marine Combat Water Survival

FMFRP 0-13 Marine Combat Water Survival
This manual provides techniques, procedures, and training standards for Marine water survival. This publication addresses a Marine’s ability to cross water obstacles and perform water rescues. It guides individual Marines and small-unit leaders in the proper techniques and training requirements of combat water survival. The publication addresses topics such as drowning, hypothermia, water rescues, water survival, natural water obstacles, and fording. (continue reading…)

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FMFM 8-4 Doctrine for Riverine Operations

FMFM 8-4 Doctrine for Riverine Operations

FMFM 8-4 Doctrine for Riverine Operations – File 1
This manual sets forth doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures to be employed by operating forces of the Marine Corps when conducting, or training for, operations in a riverine environment. Also discussed are the classification of riverine environments, concepts of operation, employment of combat, combat support, combat service support units, and information on usable craft and vehicles.

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FMFM 8-2 Counterinsurgency Operations

FMFM 8-2 Counterinsurgency Operations

FMFM 8-2 Counterinsurgency Operations – File 1
This manual presents the doctrine, tactics, and techniques used by Marine Corps landing forces in counterinsurgency operations, including counterguerrilla operations. The manual is written in two parts. Part I provides essential background information concerning the origina and general objectives of counterinsurgency operations as well as the tactics and techniques employed by insurgency forces. Part II sets forth Marine Corps doctrine, tactics, and techniques for counterinsurgency operations, with emphasis on the planning and conduct of internal defense assistance operations by Marine Corps forces.

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FMFM 7-32 Raid Operations

FMFM 7-32 Raid Operations
This manual explains doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures (DTTP) for raid operations conducted by Marine Air-Ground Task Forces (MAGTFs). It highlights the advantages, disadvantages, and other critical factors every commander and staff member must consider during planning and execution of a raid operation. (continue reading…)

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FMFM 6-7 Scouting and Patrolling for Infantry Units

FMFM 6-7 Scouting and Patrolling for Infantry Units

FMFM 6-7 Scouting and Patrolling for Infantry Units – File 1
This manual provides guidance to the individual Marine and Marine leaders from the fire team to the company level on scouting techniques and effective employment of Marines and Marine infantry units. Although the information is focused on infantry units rather than reconnaissance units, much of the information is applicable to reconnaissance units as well as combat service support and aviation units operating in the MAGTF rear area.

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FMFM 6-4 Marine Rifle Company/Platoon

FMFM 6-4 Marine Rifle Company/Platoon
This manual sets forth doctrine, tactics, and techniques for operations and training conducted by Marine rifle companies and platoons. Information includes amphibious operations, helicopter-borne operations, offensive combat, defensive combat, patrolling, auxiliary operations, and counterinsurgency operations. (continue reading…)

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FMFM 5-3 Assault Support

FMFM 5-3 Assault Support

FMFM 5-3 Assault Support ? File 1
This manual sets forth doctrine, tactics, and techniques to be employed in operations and training involving aviation assault support within the Fleet Marine Force. This manual also expands the doctrine, tactics, and techniques applicable to the employment of the assault transport function of Marine aviation contained in FMFM 5-1, Marine Aviation.

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FMFM 4-4 Engineer Operations

FMFM 4-4 Engineer Operations

FMFM 4-4 Engineer Operations ? File 1
This manual sets forth the doctrine, tactics, and techniques to be employed in engineer operations and training within the Fleet Marine Forces. It covers the mission, organization, and principles of employment of engineer units in support of Fleet Marine Forces in amphibious operations and subsequent operations ashore.

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FMFM 3-3 Helicopterborne Operations

FMFM 3-3 Helicopterborne Operations

FMFM 3-3 Helicopterborne Operations  File 1
This manual sets forth the doctrine, tactics, and techniques to be employed in helicopterborne operations and training within the Fleet Marine Forces. This manual also covers the organization and principles of employment of helicopter and helicopterborne units.

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FMFM 2-1 Intelligence

FMFM 2-1 Intelligence
This manual sets forth information and guidance concerning the planning and execution of intelligence activities within the Marine Corps. It addresses intelligence staff organizations, functions, and responsibilities, including the direction, collection, processing, and dissemination of intelligence. (continue reading…)

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FMFM 1-1 Campaigning

FMFM 1-1 Campaigning

FMFM 1-1 Campaigning ? File 1
This manual is about military campaigning. A campaign is a series of related military actions undertaken over a period of time to achieve a specific objective within a given region.

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FMFM 1 Warfighting

FMFM 1 Warfighting

FMFM 1 Warfighting  File 1

To understand the Marine Corps’ philosophy of warfighting, we first need an appreciation for the nature of war itself?its moral and physical characteristics and demands. A common view among Marines of the nature of war is a necessary base for the development of a cohesive doctrine. This manual provides the authoritative basis for how Marines fight and how they prepare to fight.
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