Infantry School

This school instructs its students in all phases of Infantry Operations. Aspects of Infantry Operations such as Small Unit Tactics, Weapons and Armor, Power Infantry and many more are covered thoroughly in this School. This is the school for any Marine who has ever dreamt of calling out "I am the Infantry. Follow me!!" The Infantry School is administered through the Office of the Commandant, STARFLEET Marine Corps Academy by the Infantry Branch Director. Courses are currently available through the IN-301 level and all are available online for immediate credit.

The manuals necessary  for these courses can be downloaded from the SFMCA Library.
To request any of these courses please use the course request form.

Courses Available

IN-100 Introduction to the Branch: Stage 1 of the Infantry Branch Education Program. Called by many, "Basic Warrior Training", this course acts as an introduction to all phases of the Infantry Branch. Prerequisite for this course: PD-100.

IN-120 History and Traditions: The focus on this exam is SFMC Infantry Traditions.  This series will cover both real and fictional traditions of the Infantry, the fictional historical background of the SFMC Infantry and other and some of the other races we work with and a real historical perspective of the Infantry in Earth history. Prerequisite for this course: PD-100.

The following courses were created for the individual Marine who wish to specialize in the Infantry Branch. You may take any combination of courses while following the perquisites for each. The choice of specialization is always up to you.

IN-151 Introduction to Light Infantry: This program will deal with the weapons and equipment used by the Light Infantry ground forces of the SFMC. This course is designed for those individuals who wish to specialize in the Light Infantry division of the SFMC. Perquisite for this course: IN-100.

IN-152 Introduction to Powered Infantry:
This program will deal with the weapons and equipment used by the Powered Infantry ground forces of the SFMC. This course is designed for those individuals who wish to specialize in the Powered Infantry division of the SFMC. Perquisite for this course: IN-100.

IN-153 Introduction to Sniper Training:
This program will deal with the weapons and equipment used by the Infantry Sniper ground forces of the SFMC. This course is designed for those individuals who wish to specialize in the Infantry Sniper division of the SFMC. Perquisite for this course: IN-100.

IN-201 Advanced Studies:
Stage 2 of the Infantry Branch Education Program. This course delves into Infantry Operations in more depth and detail. Prerequisite for this course: IN-100.

IN-301 Infantry Independent Study Course: This is the final step in the course work within the Infantry Branch. The goal of this course is for the student to complete an independent studies project. The independent studies project must either consist of a paper or another approved project. The student MUST submit a topic or project description to the Branch Director for prior approval. Once approved the student will then have 10 weeks to submit their independent studies project for grading. Extensions are granted on a case by case basis and are at the discretion of the Branch Director. After completion and should the student receive at least a passing grade, then the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Military Science Degree with a Concentration in Infantry Studies. Prerequisite for this course: IN-201.

Before sending a request for a level -301 project please read the following:
  1. The Branch Director has the authority to approve or deny any and all requests for this course and their decisions are final.
  2. Projects MUST in some way shape or form relate to the SFMC and the branch for which you are applying to.
  3. You must submit a topic or project description when requesting this course. Any requests without a topic or project description will not be honored.
Below are some SUGGESTED projects. A student can either use the suggested projects or any other project that they can think of. Please note however that these are suggestions only and that directors may or may not approve them.
  1. College-style papers.
  2. Specifications / descriptions and/or technical drawings of new technology relating to the branch.
  3. A short story that utilizes the material in the branch.
  4. An addition to the branch's manual relating to a topic not covered by the existing manual.
  5. A new exam and answers for the branch (Please note that this is at the Branch Directors discretion).