School of Infantry is a large scale training exercise hosted once a year that is purposely the hardest training exercise that the unit can conduct. Marines will be tested in every category regarding agility, reaction, weapon usage, aim, awareness and a large brush up of unit policies and procedures.
The entire program lasts two weeks and is comprised of a schedule of individual courses that will be taught. Each Course lasts two hours in lentgh and is ran by members of 3rd Marine Leadership and Marines currently holding special weapon billets. Each Marine must partake in at least three courses during SOI. Of the courses that are offered, each Marine must partake in the unit policies and procedures class as one of their courses.
The purpose of SOI is to give Marines a training level that superceeds what we can cover during our monthly drill.