Range Safety Officer Program

Club shooting activities are supported by a cadre of trained and experienced RSOs. THESE ARE THE NEW UPDATED REQUIREMENTS AS OF JAN 2018.

Training and Testing requirements

Step 1. ALL NON-MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL MUST GO TO MARINENET AND REQUEST AN ACCOUNT.  MILITARY AND DOD EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT HAVE AN ISSUE GAINING IMMEDIATE ACCESS. IF PROMPTED TO LIST A "SPONSOR" COMPLETE THE ACTION AND USE: MARTIN DANKANICH, RANGE SAFETY SPECIALIST (MARTIN.W.DANKANICH@USMC.MIL) 703-432-6552 AS THE SPONSOR. ANY ADDITIONAL ISSUES CONTACT MR. DANKANICH DIRECTLY.

Login to Marine Net HERE 

Search for this course : RTAMRSOCAA

This course has a study guide available after login on Marine Net.

Step 2. Print out certificate of completion of online class. 

Step 3. Once you have completed Step 1-2 above, you are required to attend the In-person Officer In Charge (OIC)/Range Safety Officer (RSO) Brief. The link below is the study guide for this brief.

In-person OIC/RSO Brief Study Guide (PDF - right-click, Save As...)

This brief is conducted (at a minimum) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 1300 in a discussion room located in Heywood Hall at The Basic School (see links for map and building layout below). Please check club calendar for dates. It is suggested that you call Range Scheduling at 703-784-5502 to be sure the exam will be given.

Directions to Heywood Hall/Range Scheduling (I-95 Exit 143)(JPG - click to view)
Directions to Heywood Hall/Range Scheduling (I-95 Exit 148)(JPG - click to view)
Layout of Heywood Hall (JPG - click to view)

The brief lasts two and one-half hours and there is a 20 question knowledge check at the end of the brief to gauge your understanding of the Quantico specific requirements.

When you report to Heywood Hall for the brief, make sure to bring...

Copy of the USMC Range Safety Officer Basic Course certificate
Copy of the In-person OIC/RSO Brief Study Guide

You will be issued an OIC/RSO Card upon completion of the 20 question knowledge check.

NOTE: The Marine Corps requirement and the Quantico requirement may have different expiration dates, but both are valid for 3 years from the date of completion.

Additional Documentation

MCBO 3570.1A(PDF - click to view)
MCO 3570.1C (PDF - click to view)
QSC Consolidated Range SOP

NOTE: After you've received your RSO/OIC Card, you must still be mentored on any QSC Range you want to open. Instructions for the mentoring process are contained in the link above 'QSC Consolidated Range SOP'.

Also please watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXTHEsgjW54 for how to check a Range out.

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