Jungle Warfare Training Center
 

Mission

Jungle Warfare Training Center conducts unit and individual training courses to prepare USMC, Joint, and Allied Forces for operations in austere jungle environments, and contributes to the development of jungle warfare doctrine and testing of specialized equipment for use in jungle operations.

The Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC), located at Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, is the world’s premier jungle training center and venue for jungle and littoral warfare exercises. JWTC conducts unit and individual training courses to prepare Marine Corps, joint, and allied forces for operations in austere littoral environments. JWTC also contributes to the development of jungle warfare doctrine and testing of specialized equipment for use in jungle operations. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Josue Marquez)
U.S. Marines train alongside members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force during the Jungle Leaders Course on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 15, 2021. JLC trains Marines in jungle survival skills, tactical rope suspension techniques, and jungle warfare tactics, building a lethal force capable of conducting operations throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Hassanen Attabi)
U.S. Navy Sailors with 3d Marine Division, conduct Jungle Medicine Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, April 23, 2021. JMED is a 10-day medical course that trains military personnel in jungle survival skills, casualty evacuation techniques, and awareness of dangerous species in a jungle environment. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Josue Marquez)
U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Division, conduct Jungle Communications Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, April 23, 2021. JCOMM is 10-day course that trains Marines how to survive and creatively establish viable communications in austere environments. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Josue Marquez)
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, participate in the Basic Jungle Skills Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center at Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, on Nov. 13, 2020. The course teaches Marines increased their survivability while operating in a jungle environment. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Levi J. Guerra)
Jungle Warfare Training Center Leaders

Jungle Warfare Training Center Leaders

Director

Lieutenant Colonel Peter J. Hersey

Peter Hersey was commissioned a Second Lieutenant after completing NROTC at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Upon completion of The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course, Second Lieutenant Hersey reported to 3rd Battalion 6th Marines where he served as the assistant...

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Jungle Warfare Training Center
Camp Gonsalves
UNIT 3591
FPO AP 96389-5951
 
After Hours Duty Phone
RFI/ Range Control
DSN: 315-622-2238
 
Director/ Commanding Officer
DSN: 315-622-2301
 
SEA/ Operations Chief
DSN: 315-622-2208
 
Operations Officer
DSN: 315-622-2335
 
Logistics Officer
DSN: 315-622-2205
 
Medical/ EAS
DSN: 315-622-2211
Veterans Crisis Line
DStress Crisis Line
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Command Inspector General
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