- Sep 28, 2022
1stly the basic infantry like training is given in 2nd Phase, it's similar to BUD/S 1st and 3rd phase. So like you'd mud crawl and learn weapons handling, you will paddle boats onto shore and do an OTB exactly as you're taught. Any mistake and your team gets to pull the boat over their heads like in BUD/S and perform the evolution again. In between down-times during land navigation training, they'd rest doing push-ups or log PT or out in the surf. When tierd they'd be in classrooms learning navigation and first aid. So you can say by the end of Land phase, the MARCO students are pretty well versed in basic infantry like stuff....more like at par with the Ghataks.Pretty Sure there is a Module on Basic Infantry Training before Special Weapons (maybe now rolled into one.
Also AFAI Remember the Land Warfare Module used to be seperate from Airborne Training - Because Marcos does Airborne Training to jump into Blue Waters as well.
Egress and ingress from Subs i assume would be part of On the Job Training once they deploy to the teams?
MARCOs still train to jump in water, I was reading Dick Couch's The Finshing School - he said that a week before their graduation, SQT SEALs, have to not only perform well in full mission profiles (on land) but also have a water jump qualification. And NSWTTC being in Goa and one Navy parachuting camp is at Goa as well, the Navy skydiving team is at Vizag INS Dega if I'm not wrong.
Yes the egress and ingressfrom Submarines is part of the later phase, but for basic operations in chariot as I have heard they do it in this phase