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U.S. Marine Corps

PCN: 139 00024 00

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY Headquarters, United States Marine Corps Washington, DC 20380-0001

23 Feb 1999

FOREWORD

1. PURPOSE

Marine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 3-01A, Rifle Marksmanship, provides the doctrine, techniques, and procedures for Marine Corps rifle marksmanship.

2. SCOPE

Every Marine is first and foremost, a rifleman. MCRP 3-01A reflects this ethos and the Marine Corps warfighting philosophy. This publication discusses the individual skills required for effective rifle marksmanship, and standardizes the techniques and procedures throughout the Marine Corps. It constitutes, the doctrinal basis for all entry level and sustainment level rifle marksmanship training.

3. SUPERSESSION

MCRP 3-01A supersedes the discussion of rifle marksmanship in Fleet Marine Force Manual (FMFM) 0-8, Basic Marksmanship and FMFM 0-9, Field Firing for the M16A2 Rifle. (The discussion of pistol marksmanship in FMFM 0-8 remains in effect until until superseded by MCRP 3-01B, Pistol Marksmanship, which is currently under development.)

4. CHANGES

Recommendations for improving this manual are invited from commands as well as directly from individuals. Forward suggestions using the User Suggestion Form format to:

DIRECTOR C422

MCCDC DOCTRINE DIVISION 3300 RUSSELL ROAD SUITE 318A QUANTICO VA 22134-5021

5. CERTIFICATION Reviewed and approved this date.

BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS

Lieutenant General, U. S. Marine Corps Commanding General Marine Corps Combat Development Command Quantico, Virginia

DISTRIBUTION: 139 000024 00

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