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Marine Corps Systems Command

Equipping our MARINES

MCB Quantico, Va.

About the Infantry Equipping Challenge

Our Infantry Marines face increasing growth in the complexity and challenges of their environment, threat, training and equipment. The Infantry Equipping Challenge is a focused acquisition effort for our Infantry Marines to determine and prioritize their needs. Our success will be transitioning capabilities to the Infantry.

Download BGen Shrader's Infantry Equipping Challenge Industry Day Brief here.

Infantry Equipping Challenge Industry Day presentation by BGen Shrader on 26 Sep 2016.
IEC Industry Day Presentation
Infantry Equipping Challenge Industry Day presentation by BGen Shrader on 26 Sep 2016.
The individual combat equipment infantry Marines carry weighs an average of over 90 lbs.
Marine Infantry Gear Statistic
The individual combat equipment infantry Marines carry weighs an average of over 90 lbs.
The IEC Industry Day is scheduled for 26 Sep 2016 and will be hosted by the MCSC Commander, BGen Shrader.
Industry Day 2016
The IEC Industry Day is scheduled for 26 Sep 2016 and will be hosted by the MCSC Commander, BGen Shrader.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Regional Corps Battle School, alongside the Marines with 2nd Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, mentor and train Afghan National Army mortar men at a mortar range outside Camp Shorabak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 4, 2013. The Marines with RCBS, were training the ANA soldiers to improve on their proficiency of the 60 MM mortar weapons system. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe/Released)
Regional Corps Battle School trains Afghan National Army Instructors
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Regional Corps Battle School, alongside the Marines with 2nd Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, mentor and train Afghan National Army mortar men at a mortar range outside Camp Shorabak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 4, 2013. The Marines with RCBS, were training the ANA soldiers to improve on their proficiency of the 60 MM mortar weapons system. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Taylor Abbot (right), rifleman, Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, (BLT) 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit provides security while conducting a Helo Raid at Combat Town, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 8, 2014. Company E is conducting training as part of the MEU Exercise and pre-deployment training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Currier/ Released)
Echo Company Helo Raid
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Taylor Abbot (right), rifleman, Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, (BLT) 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit provides security while conducting a Helo Raid at Combat Town, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 8, 2014. Company E is conducting training as part of the MEU Exercise and pre-deployment training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Currier/ Released)
Marines with the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force conduct a combat conditioning hike aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 21, 2014. The task force hiked approximately 10-kilometers. The Marines carried a varied array of weapons; from standard M16A4 and M4 service rifles, to M240B machine guns, Mk-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapons and 60mm mortar systems, in addition to an assault fighting load. From October 2014 to July 2015, the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force will conduct individual and collective skills training in designated combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Integrated Task Force Marines build camaraderie, strength during hike
Marines with the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force conduct a combat conditioning hike aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 21, 2014. The task force hiked approximately 10-kilometers. The Marines carried a varied array of weapons; from standard M16A4 and M4 service rifles, to M240B machine guns, Mk-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapons and 60mm mortar systems, in addition to an assault fighting load. From October 2014 to July 2015, the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force will conduct individual and collective skills training in designated combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)

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The Announcement for IEC Industry Day is out on FedBizOps. It can be viewed here.