Quantico Military Simulation
This venture builds upon the programs and facilities of the U.S. Marine Corps for developing leadership at its Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. Drawing on its famed Leadership Reaction Course and Combat Course, the two-day program provides an intense, hands-on learning experience that emphasizes fast decision-making, team-based problem solving, and effective strategic thinking.
Activities and Risks
On this venture, we place participants in individual and team-based leadership scenarios similar to those encountered by officer candidates for the Marine Corps and solving logistical and strategic problems with guidance and feedback by Marine officers. Formed into small “fire teams,” we face navigation challenges, surmount physical barriers, establish plans of action, and recreate battlefield scenarios. Participants go through a Leadership Reaction Course and a Combat Course. There are normal physical risks associated with this venture such as sprains, strains, and soreness. There is also a moderate risk of injury while climbing ropes and completing the combat courses.
No pre-trip conditioning is needed. There is moderate rigor during the venture.
Costs and Equipment
The cost of the venture includes transportation to and from Quantico as well as meals.
- Fall 2021: December 2 – 3
- Spring 2022: April 7 – 8
- Participant fee: $600 (all transit, food, program costs included)
- Number of seats: 80
- Location: US Marine Corps Base at Quantico, VA, USA
Students describe what they learned during the two-day leadership venture at Quantico. Students go through the Leadership Reaction and Combat Courses.