This round bronze coin salutes the U.S. Marine Basic School. Struck in a brass alloy, this coin has an attractive use of enamel, making a striking impression. The reverse contains the logo of the Marines set in a semitransparent red enamel that allows the look of radiance, surrounded by blue enamel. The coin comes packaged in a polybag with a header card.
The Basic School, a formal school within Training Command, is located at Camp Barrett, 11 miles west of MCCDC headquarters, Quantico, Virginia.
The Basic School (TBS) is where Marines chosen to become officers report after successfully completing Officer Candidates School (OCS). At TBS, Marine officer candidates spend 6 months training and developing the professional knowledge and skills necessary to effectively lead Marines under their command. Courses include, among other things, training in leadership, marksmanship, land navigation, communications, infantry tactics, weapons, drill, military law, logistics, personnel administration, and Marine Corps history. Coursework at TBS takes place in both the classroom and the field, preparing candidates for leadership in all types of environments. Marines there learn to assess situations quickly and then act decisively, without hesitation.
Minted in bronze and given antique finish, this coin is accented with richly-colored enamels.
Each coin measures 1.75 inches (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.