October 22, 2014. Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
LCpl. Karla Cardenas, right, aims a M4 rifle during patrol training for the 3rd Platoon of the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force. Marines in 3rd Platoon of the GCEITF are all considered provisional infantrymen as they have not been to the School of Infantry (SOI) previous to volunteering for the GCEITF.
The Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force is a battalion level unit created in an effort to assess Marines in a...more »