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Provide administrative, logistic, and training support to staff and students in the occupational fields of Fire Protection and Signals Intelligence in order to deliver technically proficient, combat capable Marines to the operating forces and supporting establishment.

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) is a unique capability within the Air Combat Ele­ment (ACE) which provides services in support of airfield operations (AirOps) at forward op­erating bases and support installations. ARFF Services include: Incident Command, fire sup­pression and extinguishment, extrication and rescue, basic emergency medical services, salvage and overhaul operations, and immediate hazardous material operations level re­sponse. While supporting a forward oper­ating base, the ARFF platoon is also responsi­ble for the effective implementation and management of fire protection and prevention programs.

Apprentice Course
Entry level training to create the MOS 7051 Marine includes training in the following blocks:

Block 1: Emergency Medical Responder (9 days)
Block 2: Fire Behavior Prevention (6 days)
Block 3: Structural Fire Fighting Principles (18 days)
Block 4: Structural Fire Ground Operations (15 days)
Block 5: HazMat Basic Course (7 days)
Block 6: Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (13 days)

Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) is the act of intelligence gathering through the interception of signals. The SIGINT community in the Marine Corps consists of many different Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). The Marine Corps Detachment at Goodfellow Air Force Base offers Signals Intelligence training in the following areas:

Tactical SIGINT Operator's Course
Provides instruction to all 26XX Marines on the performance of collection missions utilizing currently fielded Marine Corps Programs of Record (POR) equipment and other SIGINT assets. Instills common collection skills and basic operations of SIGINT systems.

Marine Analysis and Reporting Course
Train 26XX Marines in the knowledge and skills required for duties as a SIGINT Analyst (2629). Course emphasis is on the Cryptologic and Intelligence Community, SIGINT analysis, traffic analysis, cryptanalysis, battlespace preparation and SIGINT reporting. Marines will receive training on currently fielded Analysis and Reporting Systems and software.

Cryptologic Language Courses
Introduce entry level cryptolinguists to skill sets relevant to USMC SIGINT mission accomplishment and the common cryptologic critical tasks performed at the national, operational and tactical levels. Skill sets taught expose Marines to a variety of possible targets with no specific focus on individual objectives or countries, thus providing situational versatility and adaptability to the Marine. Critical tasks taught include security, general intelligence, national intelligence community, the SIGINT system, reporting, and tactical support.


The graduate surveys below are intended to be filled out by course graduates.  If you are in a leadership position and have course graduates assigned to your unit, please also feel free to complete a leadership survey.

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Lt. Col. Earl H. Patterson V

Commanding Officer