United States Marine Corps Training and Education Command


Marine Corps Training and Education Command
Seal of the United States Marine Corps Training and Education Command.png
Seal of the United States Marine Corps Training and Education Command
Country United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
TypeSupporting command
RoleTraining and education
Part ofHeadquarters Marine Corps
Garrison/HQMCB Quantico, Virginia, U.S.
Motto(s)"Always Learning, Always Leading!"
Lieutenant General Kevin M. Iiams, USMC

The Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM) is the primary training command of the United States Marine Corps.

Commands within TECOM

There are two major commands that fall under TECOM – Training Command and Education Command.

Training Command

Training Command is responsible for the production of officer and enlisted entry-level Military Occupational Specialty, career progression, and career enhancement skills, with control over all formal training schools throughout the Marine Corps, including Officer Candidate School, The Basic School, Schools of Infantry and various other formal schools.

Some of the major units within Training Command are:

Education Command

Education Command governs the training plans and policies that are instituted Corps-wide; This is the responsibility of the Policy & Standards Division (PSD) within TECOM HQ . This includes the Marine Corps Institute (MCI) courses and the Command and Staff College.

Some of the major units within Education Command are:

Other commands

TECOM supervises several semi-autonomous commands that provide training and education to units in the Marine Corps:

MAGTF Training Command (MAGTF-TC) aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

  • Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conducts training for aviation units, most notably the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
  • Mountain Warfare Training Center trains air and ground units for warfare in mountainous, high-altitude, and cold weather environments.
  • The Tactical Training and Exercise Control group (TTECG) conducts several Combined Arms exercises a year called comprehensive, MAGTF-level Integrated Training Exercises (ITX), formerly referred to as [Enhanced] Mojave Viper (EMV) in support of Marine Corps units aboard MAGTFTC Twentynine Palms, California.
  • Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) conducts training for battle staff teams of battalions and regiments, most notably the Operations and Tactics Instructor (OTI) Course, where students learn skills in operational management of battle staffs.

Marine Recruit Depot San Diego (MCRD-SD) aboard Marine Recruit Depot San Diego, California

Marine Recruit Depot Parris Island (MCRD-SD) aboard Marine Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina

List of commanders

See also

Comparable organizations


  1. ^ https://www.tecom.marines.mil/Leaders/LeadersView/article/528627/major-general-james-w-lukeman/
  2. ^ https://www.tecom.marines.mil/Leaders/LeadersView/Article/1192832/major-general-kevin-m-iiams/
  3. ^ https://www.mccdc.marines.mil/Leaders/Leaders-View/Article/1873020/major-general-kevin-iiams/
  4. ^ https://www.tecom.marines.mil/Leaders/LeadersView/Article/2712159/lieutenant-general-kevin-m-iiams/
  • Official website
  • Marine Corps Training and Education Command at the Wayback Machine (archived 19 October 2000)

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