Marines


Super Squad Competition

ABOUT

4th Marine Division conducts an Annual Rifle Squad Competition (ARSC) to foster the warrior spirit through intense competition and determine the top rifle squad within 4th Marine Division for 2017. The competition cadre will consist of SNCO’s and NCO’s within MARFORRES and logistical support from Force Headquarters Group and the host battalion. The competition is designed to evaluate a 14-man infantry squad throughout an extensive field and live-fire evolution. 4th Marine Division conducts the ARSC aboard Fort Richardson, Alaska in order to determine the top rifle squad in the Division.  The 2017 ARSC is open only to each of the 4th Marine Division infantry regiments. This year the Commanding General granted that each infantry regiment will provide their top two rifle squads to compete in offensive operations, defensive operations, patrolling techniques, combat marksmanship, physical endurance, and overall small unit leadership. Each event will be evaluated and scored with results and leaders board tracked throughout the event. At the conclusion of the competition each squad will participate in the closing ceremony where the Division Commanding General will recognize the top squad in the Division and award them with the “Super Squad” medal. 

 

 

 

VIDEOS
default play button
Video by Lance Cpl. Daniel Betancourt

Super Squad 2017

  • Marine Forces Reserve
  • Aug. 8, 2017 | 5:08

U.S. Marines with Super Squad Competition from 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Regiment, and 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, participate in various challenges to determine the top squad within their division on Joint base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug 4-9, 2017. Super Squad Competitions were designed to evaluate a 14-man infantry squad throughout an extensive field and live-fire evolution. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by LCpl. Daniel R. Betancourt Jr>)

Photo Gallery
Task force Marines conduct IED training during certification exercise
Cpl. Blake Thompson, a combat engineer with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, uses a metal detector to locate and identify simulated improvised explosive devices during a certification exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 23, 2020. The CERTEX is the culmination exercise that will test the training and readiness of the Marines and Sailors of the SPMAGTF-SC for certification to deploy. Once certified, the SPMAGTF-SC will be ready to conduct crisis response, theater security cooperation training and general engineering projects alongside partner nation militaries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Thompson is a native of Portland, Oregon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Andy O. Martinez)

Faces of the Force: Sgt. James Ellis
Marine Forces Reserve consists of skilled warfighters who are not only prepared to serve their country at all times, but who are also prepared to support and provide in their local communities as...

4th MarDiv returns to Super Squad Competition in Alaska
Fourth Marine Division is taking on Alaska’s arctic terrain for the third year in a row as they return for the Marine Corps’ Annual Rifle Squad or “Super Squad” Competition. The previously acclaimed...