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MCINCR - Marine Corps Base Quantico

 

MCINCR - Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

OIC/RSO Qualification
In order to become certified as an Officer in Charge (OIC) or Range Safety Officer (RSO) for Marine Corps Base Quantico, Marine Corps and Base Regulations mandate the completion of essential training in range safety, policy and procedures, and range and training area regulations specific to the installation. Below are the steps required to complete this process.
CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL

 

The primary requirement to become certified as an OIC/RSO is to complete the USMC Range Safety Course (RTAMRSOCAA) and successfully complete the proctored exam at the end of that course. Once complete, bring a copy of the certificate to the MCB Quantico installation range safety program (OIC/RSO) brief. To begin, just click MarineNet

 

View the OIC & RSO Certification brochure here.

      

                               

Upon completion of the USMC Range Safety Course (Basic), you are next required to attend the MCB Quantico Installation OIC/RSO brief. The brief is held every other Friday (view schedule) in Heywood Hall at The Basic School (view layout) unless otherwise noted (view directions). Attendees must bring the following to the brief:

- Copy of USMC Range Safety Course certificate

- Copy of the MCB Quantico Installation OIC/RCO brief (click to download)

- Copy of MCBO 3570.1A (click to download) in either hard copy or viewable electronic copy on a personal device.

- Contact Range Control Scheduling for details. (703) 784-5328

After completing both Range Safety Courses and their exams, the last step is to be appointed in writing by your unit Commander. This Appointment Letter gives Range Management Branch the confidence that the OIC is knowledgeable in the weapon systems and the RSO is weapon systems qualified for the weapons they will be responsible for on the ranges they use to train.
Attaining Certification for All Others

 

The primary requirement to become certified as an OIC/RSO is to complete the USMC Range Safety Course (RTAMRSOCAA) and successfully complete the proctored exam at the end of that course. Once complete, bring a copy of the certificate to the MCB Quantico installation range safety program (OIC/RSO) brief. To begin, just click MarineNet

 

View the OIC & RSO Certification brochure here.

DoD personnel should gain immediate access to MarineNet. ALL Non-DoD personnel regardless of agency will require a "Sponsor" for an account to be approved in MarineNet. When prompted for a Sponsor please use:

-Mr. Martin Dankanich (GS-12) MCB Quantico Range Safety Specialist

-Phone: 703-432-6552

-martin.w.dankanich@usmc.mil

 

ALL units are encouraged to have a "Proctor" who can administer the exam at the end of the Range Safety Course. Proctor Certification is done through MarineNet.

 

Personnel may use the MCB Quantico Learning Resource Center (LRC) to proctor and administer the exam for the Range Safety Course.

 

LRC Info:

-Bldg 2006, Room 332, Hawkins Ave, Quantico, VA 22134

-703-784-4288

-0800-1600 Mon-Fri

-Proctor cut-off is 1400 (testing takes at least 2 hours)

-Call a day or two in advance to check availability

 

 

Upon completion of the USMC Range Safety Course, you are next required to attend the MCB Quantico Installation OIC/RSO brief. The brief is held every other Friday (view schedule) in Heywood Hall at The Basic School (view layout) unless otherwise noted (view directions). Attendees must bring the following to the brief:

- Copy of USMC Range Safety Course certificate

- Copy of the MCB Quantico Installation OIC/RCO brief (click to download)

- Copy of MCBO 3570.1A (click to download) in either hard copy or viewable electronic copy on a personal device.

- Contact Range Control Scheduling for details. (703) 784-5328

After completing both Range Safety Courses and their exams, the last step is to be appointed in writing by your unit Commander, Section Chief, or appropriate agency equivalent. This Appointment Letter gives Range Management Branch the confidence that the OIC is knowledgeable in the weapon systems and the RSO is weapon systems qualified for the weapons they will be responsible for on the ranges they use to train.
Certification Process For Laser RSO
For all laser use, a Laser Range Safety Officer (LRSO) is required in addition to the standard OIC/RSO qualifications. Marine Corps Personnel can complete the requirement at MarineNet and all other personnel can contact Range Control Scheduling Office to arrange to take the course and proctored test.
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