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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 ALL DOD 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. If you need assistance with a Proctor Pin, contact the Scheduling Office at 703-784-5502 for assistance. Once complete, download and save your certificate as a pdf and proceed to step 2. 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 complete the MCB Quantico Installation OIC/RSO course.  The brief is hosted on MilSuite and is DoD CAC enabled. Click here to be automatically enrolled and begin the course (Range Safety Course)

Once you complete the course on MilSuite:

-Download and save your Quantico certificate as a pdf.

-Email a copy of your USMC Range Safety Course and MCB Quantico OIC/RSO Course certificates to the Range Safety Specialist  martin.w.dankanich@usmc.mil and the Scheduling Supervisor roger.dill@usmc.mil or any of the other POC’s listed in the course or on this site.

-Include the following information in your email: Full Name, Rank/Grade/GS level or Contractor status, unit, preferred phone number, and email address. 

-Download and save copies of MCBO 3570.1A (click to download) and any SOP’s (link to SOPs) you may need to your personal electronic devices. Range Control is going paperless.

- Contact Range Control Scheduling for details. (703) 784-5502.

After completing both Range Safety Courses and emailing your certificates, 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 and the RSO is qualified in the weapon systems and ammunition they will be responsible for while training in the Quantico RTA.

CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR ALL NON-DOD 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.

ALL Non-DoD personnel regardless of agency will require a "Sponsor" for an account to be approved in MarineNet. PRIOR TO requesting the account through MarineNet, send a separate email to the Range Safety Specialist with your name, organization, and reason for the request.

When prompted to list a Sponsor please use:

-Mr. Martin Dankanich (GS-12) MCB Quantico Range Safety Specialist
-Phone: 703-432-6552
-martin.w.dankanich@usmc.mil

Once you complete the course, you will need a Proctor Pin to launch the test. You have several options:

- ALL units are encouraged to have their own Proctors 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
-You can also contact the Range Safety Specialist or the Scheduling Office at 703-784-5502 for assistance.

Once you complete the course and test download and save your certificate as a pdf and proceed to step 2.  To begin, just click MarineNet

View the OIC & RSO Certification brochure here.

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 according to the schedule(view schedule). 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) and any SOP’s (link to SOPs) you may need to your personal electronic devices. Range Control is going paperless.

- Contact Range Control Scheduling for details. (703) 784-5502

 

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 and the RSO is qualified in the weapon systems and ammunition they will be responsible for while training in the Quantico RTA.
 

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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