The focus of Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is the personal development of each Marine in a team framework using a standardized, trainable, and sustainable close combat fighting system. As a weapon-based system, all techniques are integrated with equipment, physical challenges, and tactics found on the modern battlefield. The MCMAP is designed to increase the warfighting capabilities of individual Marines and units, enhance Marines’ self-confidence and esprit de corps, and foster the warrior ethos in all Marines. The MCMAP is a weapon-based system rooted in the credo that every Marine is a rifleman and will engage the aggressor from 500 meters to close quarter combat.
This manual establishes Service policy and tasks that support references (a) through (e), and outlines procedures to conduct Marine Corps Reserve Component (RC) call-up as described in references (f) through (j). This manual is designed to support contingency planning leading to rapid augmentation and/or reinforcement of the Active Component (AC) of the U.S. Marine Corps. As such, this manual is directive in nature.