Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow offers the only Intermediate-advance rail operations class within the Department of Defense. As the Center for Excellence for Rail Operations training within the Marine Corps, our course is designed to provide our students in relating occupational fields with the necessary knowledge, confidence and experience in conducting rail operations for military movements. The target MOS’s for this course are listed below, but may come from other fields by individuals who have a need for the course curriculum and training.
0402 - Logistics Officer (LtCol to 2ndLt)
0430 - Strategic Mobility / Embarkation Officer (LtCol to WO1)
0431 - Logistics/Embarkation Specialist (SSgt to PVT)
0481 - Landing Support Specialist (SSgt to PVT)
0491 - Logistics/Mobility Chief (MGySgt to GySgt)
3112 - Distribution Management Specialist (SSgt to PVT)
MCLB Barstow offers a variety of training courses and opportunities tailored around the needs and mission requirements of the requesting units. Through our Mobile Training Teams, We can support training at unit’s home stations, mission support, mission planning, and railhead design and utilization streamlining.
The main course offered is the Railhead Operations Group Training Course offered at MCLB Barstow, CA. This course runs approximately two weeks and comprised of classroom and field instruction, as well as support for a real world mission. Each class is designed to place each student in every facet of rail operations, from planning to execution to completion, each student will be trained in their own MOS tasks, as well as the tasks of supporting MOS’s. This fosters a better working environment and understanding in the coordination efforts needed to effectively and efficiently execute rail operations. While the length of the class may vary depending on missions being supported, the class is over at the completion of operations.
For additional information on the course, please contact us for a detailed list of course options as well as requirements for potential students.
The following are the FY-20 Rail Course Dates.
COURSE ID START DATE END DATE
CLASS 20-01 -- 10 OCT 21 OCT
CLASS 20-02 -- 07 NOV 18 NOV
CLASS 20-03 -- 20 FEB 02 MAR
CLASS 20-04 -- 19 MAR 30 MAR
CLASS 20-05 -- 16 APR 27 APR
CLASS 20-06 -- 14 MAY 25 MAY
CLASS 20-07 -- 11 JUN 22 JUN
CLASS 20-08 -- 30 JUL 10 AUG
CLASS 20-09 -- 27 AUG 07 SEP
CLASS 20-10 -- 24 SEP 05 OCT