Nov 12, 2013

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., -- Lance Cpl. Brian Maxwell, amphibious assault vehicle crewman, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, and a native of Marietta, Ga., fills out an instructional rating form during a combat marksmanship coach course here, Oct. 30, 2013. Graduates of the four-week course gain the military occupational specialty of combat marksmanship coach. The course was recently modified to add the combat pistol program. The CPP is designed to be more combat-oriented than previous programs. The new silhouette targets allow shooters to identify facial features, body structure and if the target is holding a weapon or posing a potential threat.

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