b'Technical skills taught in Corporals Course, such as ceremony procedures and NCO sword manual training further validate the traditional roles of the Marine NCO, preparing them to pass on this legacy and tradition to their Marines once they graduate. Corporals Course instructors also teach the Advanced Analog Land Navigation Course to enhance the abilities of Marines to navigate in any environment. Students are given one day of classroom instruction and two days of practical application to prepare them for their final evaluation, culminating in a daytime and nighttimenavigation assessment across the span of over six square kilometers, using only a lensatic compass, a protractor and a map. To pass the course, students are required to find ten pre-determined grid points within eight hours during daylight, as well as five additional points after the sun goes down. Once complete, every successful student should be viewed as a trained expert in land navigation techniques, which can act as a force multiplier in a combat environment, allowing Marines to locate, close with, and destroy the (Photo by Cpl Brendan Gillette, USMC: FMTC CMC 7-20 student fires the M9 service pistolenemy, at any place and in any climate, regardless ofduring pistol qualification at Camp Pendleton on 18 May, 2020.) technology failures1 stMarine Division Schools continued from pg. 4 Navy Education andBy spreading out the ability, knowledge and certificationsTraining Office (NETO)required to multiply Marine marksmanship coaches acrossWithout combat medical professionals, Marines die. The the Division, FMTC instructors potentially impact everyDivision Schools NETO instructors are imperative to the Marine in the 1st Marine Division, directly or indirectly, bycontinued success of the Marine Corps, focusing on a variety creating coaches and coach trainers, and giving them theof life-saving techniques to prepare the next generationstools necessary to enhance the marksmanship abilities ofof Corpsmen for Navy and Marine Corps operations and Marines when they return to their units. As the source ofexercises. The Combat Trauma Management Course (CTM) training, FMTC instructors must always emulate the qualitiesis the primary course offered by NETO, consisting of two and principles at the core of Marine Corps marksmanship inweeks of intense medical training for Navy personnel. order to maintain the quality and integrity of rifle and pistolInstructors teach up to date point of injury treatmentmarksmanship across the Corps techniques to enhance accuracy and efficiency in combat Corporals Course medical treatment. Corpsmen are taught how to operate Corporal is the first Non-Commissioned Officer rank in within Marine Corps unit architectures down to the individual the Marine Corps. The rank is an opportunity, a transitioncare level, including formal medicinal training and the most from follower to leader, and the act of promotion to Corporalup-to-date Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines, does not automatically result in an effective leader. Anusing the P-MARCH-PAWS algorithm to ensure automatic enlisted Marines first leadership challenge is the transitionrecognition of medical issues to be addressed in order of from junior enlisted rank to NCO; a shift of responsibilityhighest to lowest threat to life or limb.from primarily learning, to training subordinate Marinescontinued on page 8Corporals Course instructors focus on molding these abilities to better serve the Marine Corps by putting students in positions to take charge of situations in order to identify strengths and weaknesses not just to the instructors, but to themselves. Some of the hardest things for individual Marines to develop and improve are self-confidence andthe ability to lead and command others with integrityand courage, shifting their focus from following to leading Marines. Overcoming individual challenges and enhancing self-confidence helps Marines transform from students to teachers, returning them to their units with the ability tolead their own Marines and carry on with the mission of Marine Corps leadership. Tactical skillsets that are enhanced through Corporals Course include land navigation, squad offensive and defensive operations using simulation rounds, and the process of developing, issuing, receiving and (Photo courtesy of The Marine Shop: Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officer Sword Certified Authentic by the US Marine Corps Systems Command. Forged stainless steel blade etched with executing orders. USMC pattern, gold-plated guard, genuine leather grip and scabbard.)6 Military Appreciation Resource Magazine HJanuary 2021 H Thank You For Your Service'