United States Central Command Area of Operations – Throughout the training pipeline, U.S. Marine Corps Infantrymen can expect to shoot countless rounds, hike endless miles, and navigate acres of land. They show up to the school of infantry where combat instructors are charged with ensuring the new Marines ‘Learn the Title’ and understand the concepts of shooting, moving, and communicating. They become extremely proficient at locating, closing with, and destroying the enemy by fire and maneuver. The Marines use the experience that their instructors lived in Iraq and Afghanistan to apply lessons learned to their own internal toolbox that they will use as infantrymen.
In recent times, however, these young, forward deployed, 03XXs have been handed a new type of weapon designed to deter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). As the enemy has evolved to modernize their capabilities through the use of drones and other variants of UAS, new systems have evolved to counter these threats.