U.S. Marine Guidebook

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., Feb 1, 2010 - History - 408 pages
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Here is everything there is to know about the essentials of life as a Marine. From fitness to first aid to firing positions, this book covers all subjects in which every troop, regardless of rank, must maintain proficiency. Learn the Military's Code of Conduct, understand the Dos and Don'ts of surviving as a POW, and grasp the foundation of military law. Find out about Marine customs, uniforms, and drills. Follow the Marine Corps fitness routines to get into the best shape of your life. Read the detailed section on first aid and learn how to perform CPR, make braces for broken limbs, dress and bandage wounds, improvise slings, and transport injured victims. Find out about the symptoms and treatment of chemical agents and learn how to safely travel through a contaminated area. Also included in the U.S. Marine Guidebook are marksmanship requirements; navigation tactics; and nuclear, biological, and chemical defense. The U.S. Marine Guidebook details procedure during combat, including code of conduct in war and when to use deadly force. Because these subjects are first taught and tested during recruit training, they are the distinctive qualities of a Marine and his training. Anyone who is interested in what makes a Marine the strong, brave, and skilled individual he or she must be will find this book fascinating.

  

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there's a surprising amount on how to properly wear the uniform and a paucity of navigational skills in here. the combat 1st aid & sentry duty sections are fairly in depth as well. combat tactics is ... Read full review

Contents

A BIRTHDAY
2-1
C MOTTO
2-2
A SALUTING OFFICERS
2-3
B REPORTING TO AN OFFICER
2-7
C SALUTING WHILE STANDING GUARD AS A SENTRY
2-8
D RENDERING HONORS DURING COLORS AND PLAYING OF NATIONAL ANTHEM
2-11
E RENDERING HONORS DURING THE PLAYING OF THE MARINES HYMN
2-13
Chapter 3 Close Order Drill
3-1
F MAINTAINING INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT
6-49
Chapter 7 Physical Fitness
6-54
B DEFINITIONS
6-55
D PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST FOR WOMEN
7-3
Chapter 8 NBC Defense Nuclear Biological Chemical
7-9
A BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL EFFECTS
7-10
B ALARM SYSTEMS
7-12
C STANDARD NATO MARKERS
7-13

Section II Drill Movements Without Arms
3-2
B STEPS AND MARCHING
3-5
Section III Manual of Arms
3-8
A STATIONARY
3-9
B MARCHING
3-19
Section IV Execution of Drill Movements
3-20
A SQUAD DRILL
3-21
2 TO FORM THE SQUAD
3-22
3 TO DISMISS THE SQUAD
3-23
4 TO COUNT OFF
3-24
6 TO OBTAIN CLOSE INTERVAL FROM NORMAL INTERVAL IN LINE
3-25
9 TO MARCH TO THE FLANK FROM IN LINE
3-26
11 TO MARCH TO THE FLANK
3-27
13 TO FORM COLUMN OF TWOS FROM SINGLE FILE fig 324
3-29
B PLATOON DRILL
3-31
Chapter 4 Interior Guard
3-38
C GENERAL ORDER 2
3-39
D GENERAL ORDER 3
3-40
E GENERAL ORDER 4
3-41
F GENERAL ORDER 5
3-42
H GENERAL ORDER 7
3-43
1 GENERAL ORDER 8
3-44
J GENERAL ORDER 9
3-45
K GENERAL ORDER 10
3-46
M GENERAL ORDER MEMORY KEY
3-47
Section II Reporting a Sentry Post and the Procedure for Challenging and Reply with the Password
3-48
A REPORTING A SENTRY POST
3-49
B CHALLENGING ONE PERSON
3-50
C CHALLENGING A GROUP
3-52
D CHALLENGING TWO PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS
3-54
Section III Use of Deadly Force
3-55
B APPLICATION
3-56
C ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS INVOLVING FIREARMS
3-58
D SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR ARMED SENTRIES
3-60
Chapter 5 First Aid and Field Sanitation
3-63
A LIFESAVING STEPS
3-65
2 ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION
3-66
3 CHOKING
5-4
4 STOP THE BLEEDINGPROTECT THE WOUND
5-14
5 TREAT FOR SHOCK
5-22
B SPLINTING FRACTURES
5-25
C HEAT INJURIES
5-26
D COLD INJURIES
5-26
E FOOT CARE
5-26
F TRANSPORTATION OF SICK OR WOUNDED
5-27
Section II Field Sanitation
5-40
B CLEANING INDIVIDUAL MESS GEAR
5-43
C WASTE DISPOSAL
5-45
Chapter 6 Uniform Clothing and Equipment
5-48
A MARKING PROCEDURES
5-49
Section II Displaying Clothing and Equipment
5-52
A CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT DISPLAYS
5-53
FOOTNOTES
12
B ALLPURPOSE LIGHTWEIGhIT INDIVIDUAL CARRYING EQUIPMENT ALICE PACK
15
Section III Minimum RequirementsListIssue
18
B DESIGNATION OF UNIFORM MALE AND FEMALE
23
2 DRESS A UNIFORMS
24
3 DRESS B UNIFORMS
25
4 SERVICE UNIFORMS
27
Section IV Regulations Governing Personal Appearance
6-4
B GROOMING FEMALES
6-6
C WEIGHT
6-8
D APPROPRIATE CIVILIAN ATTIRE
6-17
Section V Wearing and Maintaining Uniforms and Equipment
6-18
A WEARING THE UNIFORM MEN
6-19
B WEARING THE UNIFORM WOMEN
6-27
C WEARING RIBBONS AND BADGES figs 634 and 635
6-35
D WEARING INSIGNIA OF GRADE AND PLACEMENT OF USMC DECAL figs 636 and 637
6-40
E MAINTAINING YOUR UNIFORM
6-42
D M17 SERIES FIELD PROTECTIVE MASK
7-14
E ACTION UPON HEARING OR SEEING THE ALARM SPRAY
7-19
F MOVEMENT THROUGH A CONTAMINATED AREA
7-21
G FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
7-22
H SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OF CHEMICAL AGENTS
7-26
Section II Nuclear Defense
7-30
B REACTION TO NUCLEAR EXPLOSION WITH WARNING
7-31
C TYPES OF SHELTERS
7-33
1 EXCELLENT PROTECTION
7-34
2 VERY GOOD PROTECTION
7-35
3 GOOD PROTECTION
7-36
Chapter 9 Service Rifle and Marksmanship
7-39
B THE SUSTAINED RATE OF FIRE
7-40
Section II Field Stripping the M16A1 Rifle
7-41
B REASSEMBLY
9-9
Section III Cleaning and Lubricating the M16A1 Service Rifle
9-10
B M16A1 RIFLE
9-11
Section IV Stoppages and Immediate Action
9-17
B IMMEDIATE ACTION FOR THE M16A1
9-18
Section V Safety Procedures for the Service Rifle
9-25
B RIFLE RANGE SAFETY
9-26
Section VI Rifle Oualification
9-28
B FIRING POSITIONS M16A1 RIFLE
9-30
C FIRING WITH THE FIELD PROTECTIVE MASK
9-38
D BATTLESIGHT ZERO
9-39
Chapter 10 Individual Tactical Measures
9-40
A PLANNING THE DEFENSE
9-41
B CONDUCTING THE DEFENSE
9-51
Section II Hand Grenades
9-54
A PURPOSE
9-55
C THROWING
9-56
Mines and Boobytraps
3
B DETECTION COUNTERMEASURES
4
D IMMEDIATE ACTION
6
Chapter 11 Security of Military Information
8
B CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
8
Section II Collection and Use of Military Information
8
A TYPES OF UNCLASSIFIED AND CLASSIFIED INFORMATION OF VALUE
8
B METHODS BY WHICH FOREIGN NATIONS COLLECT INFORMATION
8
C USE OF SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT MILITARY FACTS
8
Section III Information Used to Gain Tactical Advantage in Combat and How It Is Collected During Peace and War
8
A INFORMATION CONCERNING US FORCES THAT WILL GIVE AN ENEMY TACTICAL ADVANTAGE IN COMBAT
8
Section IV Hypothetical Situations and Your Responsibility as a Marine to Safeguard Military Information
8
C SITUATION 3
8
Chapter 12 Substance Abuse
8
A MARINE CORPS POLICY ON ILLEGAL DRUG USE
9
D DRUGS AND THE UNIT
15
E YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A MARINE
16
G ALTERNATIVE AND PUNISHMENT OF ILLEGAL DRUG USE
18
Section II Alcohol Abuse
21
C ALCOHOL AND ITS SYMPTOMS
22
E ALCOHOL AND THE UNIT
24
G ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS
25
H ASSISTANCE
26
Chapter 13 Land Navigation
28
B WATER FEATURES
32
C ROADS AND ROAD JUNCTIONS
33
E SUMMARY OF MAP COLORS
34
Section II Terrain Association
34
B PRIMARY DIRECTIONS
34
C DISTANCE COMPUTATION
34
D LAND NAVIGATION BY TERRAIN ASSOCIATION
34
Section III Land Navigation by DeadReckoning
34
A MAP ORIENTATION
34
C CHECKPOINT SELECTION
34
D AZIMUTHS
34
E ROUTE RECORD
40
G LENSATIC COMPASS
43
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The United States Marine Corps was founded in 1775, and is a branch of the Department of the Navy. It is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and is the author of Small Wars Manual, U.S. Marine Guidebook and U.S. Marine Close Combat Fighting Handbook.

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