U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conduct a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 12, 2020. The Marines conducted the MCCRE in order to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. The Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System set standards by which a unit is evaluated in the performance of all tasks, as they pertain to combat readiness.
Marines of all ranks participate in formal military schools lasting from two weeks to nine months, correspondence courses, unit military education programs, group discussions and self study. Fundamental training objectives are based upon the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System which evaluates certain tasks. Reservists train to the same standards. Using the MCCRES properly is fundamental in determining training readiness. It is the primary system to assess and evaluate unit training based on approved combat requirements–the mission statement.
The 1st Marine Regiment is an infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. The regiment, sometimes known as “Inchon” or Regimental Combat Team 1, falls under the command of the 1st Marine Division and the I Marine Expeditionary Force. The 1st Marine Regiment comprises four infantry battalions and one headquarters company. 1/4th Marines is assigned to the 1st Marine Regiment for the purpose of facilitating 4th Marines as a “host” regimental headquarters for battalions on unit deployment program assignments to 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa.