TECOM is located in Quantico, VA, and is a key component of Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC). TECOM’s task is to develop, coordinate, resource, execute, and evaluate training and education concepts, policies, plans, and programs to ensure Marines are prepared to meet the challenges of present and future operational environments. A description of the major subordinate commands (MSC) within TECOM that carry out this mission is below.
MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOTS (MCRDS) PARRIS ISLAND, SC AND SAN DIEGO, CA
The MCRDs are responsible for basic training also known as “Boot Camp.” Recruits are often cut off from the civilian world and inducted into our Corps’ lifestyle during this process, which is conducted over a 13-week period. Upon completion, recruits earn the title “Marine” and then move on to additional combat trainings, or other MOS, training.
TRAINING COMMAND (TRNGCMD)
TRNGCMD is located in Quantico, VA, and is our proponent for MOS individual-skill training. TRNGCMD analyzes, designs, develops, resources, implements, and evaluates standards-based individual training in order to provide combat capable Marines to the operating forces. TRNGCMD accomplishes its mission by exercising command over each of our formal schools, our detachments at other Services’ bases, and our Aviation Training Support Groups located across the United States.
EDUCATION COMMAND (EDCOM)
EDCOM is located in Quantico, VA and is also home of MCU. EDCOM is responsible for developing, delivering, and evaluating the PME programs through resident and distance education programs to prepare leaders to meet the challenges of the national security environment. EDCOM also preserves, promotes, and displays the history and heritage of our Corps through the History and Museum Division of the Marine Corps University and the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC).
MAGTF TRAINING COMMAND (MAGTF-TC)
MAGTF-TC is located in Twentynine Palms, CA, and is responsible for designing, executing, and assessing MAGTFs and Major Subordinate Element level training exercises. MAGTF-TC conducts relevant live-fire combined arms training, urban operations, and joint and coalition level integration training that promotes OPFOR readiness.