U.S. Marines and sailors with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division (2nd MARDIV), participate in a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
MCCRE is a pre-deployment training evaluation designed to test the Marines’ and sailor’s skills with various combat scenarios.
Infantry regiments, battalions, squadrons, aviation detachments, deployable companies and other independently deployable organizations usually conduct MCCRE once every two years for the active component, or once every five years for the reserve component. Real world contingencies may significantly reduce the time units have to train prior to deployment.
MCCRE is to be conducted as the minimum requirement for a unit to deploy in order to ensure Service standardization and combat readiness of the unit’s core.