MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California – U.S. Marines with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Security and Emergency Services Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, graduated pre-service training at the Military Police Training Facility on Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 19.
This training is designed for Marines in the fleet assistance program and new joins to PMO to get the required training to operate within Security and Emergency Services Battalion.
“A lot of this training could be used for life saving procedures,” said Lt. Jonathan Magann, the training officer with PMO. “You never know when you may need to use your training to protect the installation.”
The training is a 12-day course gives the students knowledge pertaining to the duties of a military police officer aboard Camp Pendleton. Some of the certifications the students receive consist of: cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator, blood born pathogens, weapon qualifications, gate procedures and numerous other key elements pertaining to being a military police officer or sentry. Though there are military police officers also attending this training, the majority of the class is FAP Marines that come from different units and military occupational specialties who will become sentries for the base’s gates.
“I’m an infantry squad leader, I train Marines for combat,” said U.S. Marine Sgt. Zachary Norris, a fleet assistance program Marine and student with the pre-service class. “Here it’s similar situation, training is taken seriously because, inevitably, there are consequences for your actions.”
Upon graduation, the Marines got their standard gear issued and were assigned platoons within PMO.
SES Bn. ensures the safety of the installation day in and day out. The personnel at PMO are the first line of security for Camp Pendleton. The pre-service training ensures they can continue to play a vital role in the mission of the Marine Corps’ premier Fleet Marine Force training base.