“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Growth of Training

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By Kevin W., August 17, 2016
1. Growth of Training Marker
Inscription. 1900
The School of Application reopened with eight students.

The School of Application closed again as students embarked for the Philippine Insurrection and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.

Name Game!
Between 1901 and 1920, the School was plagued with constant class interruptions due to deployments and faced a series of name changes, including:
■ Marine Barracks, Annapolis
■ Marine Officers School, Port Royal, SC (Parris Island)
■ Marine Barracks, Norfolk
■ Marine Barracks, Quantico
■ Marine Officers Training School
■ Marine Officers' School
■ Named The Basic School (TBS) in 1920

First Marines arrived for training at Quantico; large numbers of new officers precluded formal training at the Marine Officers' School and led to the establishment of the Marine Officers Training Camp at Quantico, Virginia. First Marines deployed from Quantico to Europe for WWI

Demobilization and reorganization of the Marine Corps required several months and it was not until January 1920 that a regular officer's school was reestablished. With migration came evolution, or as Brigadier General Smedley Darlington Butler exclaimed,
Growth of Training Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 17, 2016
2. Growth of Training Marker
"Revolution!" The whole system of Marine officer training changed – change greatly influenced by Colonel John C. Beaumont, who saw the need for a course for field officers, one for company officers, and The Basic School (TBS) to prepare infantry platoon commanders.

The first official TBS class began. In 1940, the TBS mission was absorbed by three officer training programs when the Corps was tasked with acquiring and training large numbers of new officers in support of massive troop buildups for WWII. Modern warfare and specialization required for a balanced amphibious force demanded a permanent and progressive training center for lieutenants.
Location. 38° 29.849′ N, 77° 26.125′ W. Marker is in Quantico, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Gilbert Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quantico VA 22134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Period of Firsts (within shouting distance of this marker); In the Beginning (within shouting distance of this marker); An Established Front (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raider Hall (about 600 feet away); Ray Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gonzalez Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Groom Leftwich, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quantico.
Categories. Military
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 214 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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