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The Marine Corps mission aboard Naval Station Newport has changed many times since 1894, when the Marines first established a permanent tenant command in Newport. Today, Marine Corps Detachment, Training Command has the primary mission of training Marine Aviation Supply officers and Marine Aviation Logistics Tactical Information System (ALTIS) specialists while providing administrative, logistical and headquarters support to more than 200 Marine instructors and students attached to naval training commands in the region.
In 2010, the Marine presence doubled with the relocation of the ALTIS from Athens, Georgia, to the renovated Beirut Memorial Hall (named in honor of the nine Marines from Rhode Island killed in the 1983 bombing) on Coddington Point. The Aviation Logistics Tactical Information Systems School conducts a 30-week accession-level course where enlisted Marines earn the military occupational specialty (MOS) of 6694. The course provides intensive training on hardware, software, networking, Internetworking and system administrator skills for the stand-alone information technology systems and assets critical to a Marine Aircraft Group in garrison and while deployed. The Aviation Supply School conducts a 17-week Aviation Supply Officer Basic Qualification Course to train Marine officers and warrant officers in the skills necessary to lead, manage, plan, direct and analyze the execution of aviation supply functions within the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) Supply Department. Students learn Navy-developed and sponsored aviation automated management systems, repairable and financial management programs, budgeting and accounting, inventory management and warehousing operations. The Aviation Supply School also conducts several one- to three-week continuing education courses for staff noncommissioned and commissioned officers working within Aviation Logistics.
Beirut Memorial Hall is the epicenter of support for Marine Corps Training Command instructors and students in six Marine MOS pipelines (4402, 4421, 4422, 6602, 6604 and 6694) as well as Marine drill instructors at Officer Training Command, Newport. In addition, the Marine Corps Detachment provides ancillary support for Marines in Newport attached to the Naval Academy Preparatory School, the Naval War College, Naval Justice School and the Defense International Institute of Legal Studies.