Marines


MCB Camp Gonsalves
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Jungle Warfare Training Center

 

Camp Gonsalves, home to the Jungle Warfare Training Center, conducts unit and individual training courses to prepare USMC, Joint, and Allied Forces for operations in austere jungle environments, and contributes to the development of jungle warfare doctrine and testing of specialized equipment for use in jungle operations.

 
A U.S. Marine with 3d Marine Division assaults an objective during the squad attack phase of the 3d Marine Division Squad Competition at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. The week-long competition tests jungle survival skills, basic infantry tactics, and excellence in weapons handling. The competition participants are forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division, as a part of the Unit Deployment Program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Lance Cpl. Jonathan Willcox)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cameron Morgan, a field artillery fire control Marine with Battalion Landing Team 3/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, rappels down a cliff during jungle warfare training at Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, April 5, 2021. Jungle warfare training prepares students to operate in jungle environments through the teaching of rappelling, patrolling, and land navigation. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colton Nicks)
Cpl. Marcos Valencia maneuvers through a mud pit during the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 15, 2018. JWTC prepares Marines for operations in a jungle environment. Valencia, a Live oak, California native, is a team leader with India Company. 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. The mission of 3/3 Marines is to train and conduct theater security cooperation across the Pacific command area of responsibility in order to ensure access, deter threats, and build capacity with allies in the region, as well as being prepared to conduct crisis response and combat operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ricky Gomez)
Green Berets with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) alongside their Marine counterpart move through a swamp during the 4th Marine Regiment Jungle Warfare Exercise at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, May 23, 2021. The exercise includes forward reconnaissance, terrain analysis, practice using a variety of communication platforms, small unit tactics and patient extraction procedures.
U.S. Marines disembark a CH-53 Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 during Jungle Leaders Course (JLC) 2-22 at Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 1, 2022. JLC sustains tactics, techniques, and procedures unique to jungle warfare operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Natalie Greenwood)

Camp Gonsalves Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Peter J. Hersey
Camp Commander, Camp Gonsalves

Official biography for Lt. Col Peter J. Hersey

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Contact Information

Jungle Warfare Training Center
Camp Gonsalves
UNIT 3591
FPO AP 96389-5951
 
After Hours Duty Phone
RFI/ Range Control
DSN: 315-622-2238
 
Director/ Commanding Officer
DSN: 315-622-2301
 
SEA/ Operations Chief
DSN: 315-622-2208
 
Operations Officer
DSN: 315-622-2335
 
Logistics Officer
DSN: 315-622-2205
 
Medical/ EAS
DSN: 315-622-2211
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