06 Apr '12, 9pm

Charge? / Marine combat instructors share Infantry tactics

Charge? / Marine combat instructors share Infantry tactics

FORT BENNING, Ga. (April 4, 2012) -- The Army and Marine Corps Infantry schools are seeing how the other half lives this spring. Two Sand Hill drill sergeants from 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, have traded places with a pair of Marine combat instructors assigned to the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry (East), on Camp Geiger at Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C. The Soldiers left March 12, and are expected back Saturday. Army officials said the Marines' timetable is roughly a week behind, so there will be some overlap here. The branches are building stronger bonds in an effort to cultivate new ideas, techniques and approaches to combat training while sharing lessons learned from the battlefield, said Sgt. 1st Class David Gibson, the senior drill sergeant for 4th Platoon, C Company, in 2-54 Inf. "We want to get a better understan...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/77143/Marine_combat_instructo...

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