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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

Headquarters United States Marine Corps Washington, D C. 20380-1775

29 March 2001

FOREWORD

1. PURPOSE

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

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 used 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 The discussion of pistol marksmanship in FMFM 0-8 remains in effect until it is superseded by MCRP 3-01B, Pistol Marksmanship, which is currently under development.

4. CERTIFICATION Reviewed and approved this date.

2. SCOPE

BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS

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

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