Martial Arts Instructors Course
School of Infantry (West), USMC

Advanced Infantry Training Battalion
Camp Pendleton, California

The Martial Arts Instructors Course is an element of the Infantry Unit Leader Training Company.  The 1/5 Vietnam Veterans Unit, 1st Marine Division  Association sponsors the Gung Ho Award for Fiscal Year 2008 with funds provided by an anonymous donor.

The award is unique in that it is awarded to the Marine with whom the class would prefer to go into combat.  The winner of the award for Class 01-08 is Corporal Jeffrey Ahern, HqCo, 1st Marine Regiment.  Corporal Ahern is from Fairbanks, Alaska.

MAIC 01-08

Cpl Ahern and SSgt Foreman, NCOIC MAIC

 

Martial Arts Instructors Course  Class 01-08
10/1/07 - 10/22/07

MAIC 02-08

The winner of the Gung Ho award for Class 02-08 is Cpl Michael P. Antunes, Marine Air Support Squadron 3. Cpl  Antunes is from New Bedford, MA

Cpl Michael P. Antunes receiving the Gung Ho award presented by Bob Crabtree.

 

The Instructor Staff Award went to Sgt Jay D. Page, Hq Co, 5th Marines.  Sgt Page is from Spearfish, SD

 

Sgt Page and Cpl Antunes - Class Honor men.

 

Martial Arts Instructors Course  Class 02-08
12/2/07 - 12/21/ 07

MAIC 03-08

Left to Right
Winner of the Instructor Staff Award
  Sgt Edgar A. Briseno
SOI H&S Co, MT
Sacramento, CA
and
Winner of the Gung Ho Award
1stLt Andrew J. Schillace
1st Tank Bn, Scouts
Cleveland, OH

 

Martial Arts Instructors Course  Class 03-08
01/6/08- 01/28/ 08

 

MAIC 04-08

Left to Right
Winner of the Instructor Staff Award
Cpl Nathan C. Powell
VMA 311, MAG13, 3rd MAW
Spokane, WA

Winner of the Gung Ho Award
Cpl Brent Martin
2d Bn, 1st Marines
La Grange, KY

 

Martial Arts Instructors Course  Class 04-08
02/11/08 - 03/03/08

 

Left to Right
Winner of the Gung Ho Award
Cpl Greg L. Fullmer,VMRG-352 "Raiders"
Idaho Falls, ID

Winner of the Instructor Staff Award
Sgt Mark W. Damm
5th Bn 11th Mar
Lamed, KS

 

Martial Arts Instructors Course  Class 05-08
03/17/08 - 04/07/08

 

Winner of the Gung Ho Award
SSgt Alberto F. Ramirez
1st Bn 1st Mar Div
New York City, NY

Winner of the Instructor Staff Award
Sgt Michael Myers
3rd Civil Affairs Group
San Pedro, CA

 

Martial Arts Instructors Course  Class 06-08
05/5/08 - 05/23/08

 

Winner of the Gung Ho Award
Sgt K. J. Philip
CEB H&S Sapper
New York City

 

Winner of the Instructor Staff Award
Cpl Nicholas Kostoff
1stBn 1stMarines
Cincinatti, OH


Martial Arts Instructors Course  Class 07-08
07/7/08 - 07/25/08
SSgt Forman and Sgt Lewis in foreground

 

Cpl Jason Raths
LAV Training Co Advanced Infantry Training Bn
Received the Moral Leadership Award
Cpl Jason is from Moreno Valley CA