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2016

Providing security: Marines with 2nd LEB conduct site security operations

By Lance Cpl. Erick Galera, II Marine Expeditionary Force


A Marine with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, apply restraints to a role player during a simulation involving hostile, combative civilians during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Providing Security: Marines with 2nd LEB conduct site security operations
A Marine with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, apply restraints to a role player during a simulation involving hostile, combative civilians during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, subdue role players after a notional altercations at a forward observation base during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Providing Security: Marines with 2nd LEB conduct site security operations
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, subdue role players after a notional altercations at a forward observation base during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, simulate civilians in physical altercations at a forward observation base, which requires Marines to step in and take control of the situation during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Providing Security: Marines with 2nd LEB conduct site security operations
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, simulate civilians in physical altercations at a forward observation base, which requires Marines to step in and take control of the situation during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, simulate civilians initiating altercations at a forward observation base, which requires Marines to step in and take control of the situation during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Providing Security: Marines with 2nd LEB conduct site security operations
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, simulate civilians initiating altercations at a forward observation base, which requires Marines to step in and take control of the situation during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, simulate a security check at an entry control point of a forward observation during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Providing Security: Marines with 2nd LEB conduct site security operations
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, simulate a security check at an entry control point of a forward observation during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Lance Cpl. Hunter Landrum, a military policeman with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, readies his rifle as a simulated fight starts to escalate during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Providing Security: Marines with 2nd LEB conduct site security operations
Lance Cpl. Hunter Landrum, a military policeman with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, readies his rifle as a simulated fight starts to escalate during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Lance Cpl. Thomas Ermert, a military policeman with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, aims down the optics of his rifle during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
Providing Security: Marines with 2nd LEB conduct site security operations
Lance Cpl. Thomas Ermert, a military policeman with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, aims down the optics of his rifle during an interior guard training exercise at Forward Observation Base Hawk at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. The training prepared Marines to conduct real-life site security operations.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina -- Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion prepared future security operations during site security operations training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17.

The Marines went to Forward Operating Base Hawk to participate in a scenario, which involved supporting a critical infrastructure, said Cpl. Ian R. Seely, a marksman observer with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion. The scenario involved a civilian control point where the Marines had to make sure the people coming in and out didn’t have any weapons or were trying to leave with any top secret documents.

“Having the Marines out here is important because they need to familiarize themselves with spotting small discrepancies while exercising good communication skills,” said 1st Lt. Mitchell Whitney, the 1st platoon commander of Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion.

Marines with 2nd LEB are expected to conduct law and order operations in order to enhance the security environment and promote the rule of law in support of Marine Air Ground Task Force operations.

“The key is to always stay alert and beat complacency since we’re working with a lot of civilians,” said Whitney.

This was the first opportunity for Whitney to evaluate his platoon out in the field, allowing him to watch them go through different scenarios and supervise their progress throughout the three-day event.

The Marines trained to handle a spectrum of situations, including scenarios involving petty fights inside the facility to a hostage situation by an armed civilian.

“The training is valuable because it teaches Marines the key skills that are going to save them both [state side] and in combat by recognizing the signs before something bad happens,” said Seely. “The training also increases morale, enhances our capabilities and lessens our limitations as a whole.”

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