U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conduct a fast rope exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 1-16 at Auxiliary Airfield 2 in Yuma, Arizona.
The Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course is a seven-week course consisting of advanced tactical aviation training designed to produce weapons and tactics instructors.
In a seven-week period, the cost of sending one Marine through Weapons and Tactics Instructors course is comparable to the cost of a four-year education at an Ivy League university. Sponsored by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, the cost to graduate one certified weapons and tactics instructor from the course is $200,000.
Interesting. I thought this was suppose to be rolled into the Squad Leader MOS...speaking of which it seems that with Dunford heading to become CJCS, the entire concept isn't talked about at all. I wonder if it's dead?