Survive Military Combat Training (MCT)

Edited by Jonathan, Eng, Lynn, Charmed and 1 other

Meme military combat training .jpg

Military combat training is an essential element in the operations of the major armed forces and their special sections: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. And also the special military forces like the Army Rangers, the Green Berets and the SEALS. Although there are scenarios in the military wherein long range weapons are more of the norm, military combat wherein the fighting is more close range is still a reality in some situations.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help

To survive military combat training, these are the elements which you should learn and tips to think about:

  1. 1
    Hand-to hand combat training
    Most basic training. When weapon or knife-aided combat is not possible, this is the survival mode and is not advisable in actual combat because fighting with bare hands is like playing Russian roulette.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  2. 2
    Knife fighting skills
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  3. 3
    Improvised weapons training
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  4. 4
    Widowmaker Razing skills for military applications
    If you want to learn combat techniques which you cannot get from military training, from a private practitioner.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  5. 5
    Close quarter neutralization techniques
    When an opponent is up close and is armed with a gun or a knife, it is most essential that one learn a close quarter technique. MCT might teach basic skills, but private MCT will give a student a better dosage of life survival techniques in close encounters. One of the best close quarter martial arts is Krav Maga which roughly means "close quarter fighting" in literal Hebrew. It is designed for defense against opponents with a gun or a knife. Derived from fighting techniques of Jewish gangs in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s, it was later adopted and perfected by the Israeli security forces. The end purpose of Krav Maga is to end an encounter quickly and then, if necessary, brutally and fatally.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  6. 6
    Civilian training is just as effective, if not more effective than military training
    The military does not really have secret techniques.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  7. 7
    Military Combat Training of one category of armed forces is not more superior or more effective than the MCT of other armed forces
    These different units are basically going to teach the same fighting techniques.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  8. 8
    The basic purpose of MCT is to kill the enemy as quickly as possible
    It is very difficult to kill with bare hands. So, if you can kill the enemy with a firearm, it should be quick and efficient.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  9. 9
    Each military branch crosses in terms of special operations, so do not think of the other military branches as competition in terms of MCT
    Rather, cooperation is a must.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  10. 10
    You should be able to survive six to 12 weeks of hell
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  11. 11
    Disobedience in MCT is not an option
    It is a necessity. You will not just get fired, as if you are in a civilian job. Disobeying in MCT can send you to jail.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  12. 12
    In MCT, there are many things that you will do that you will not like to do
    Like being awakened brutally in the wee hours of the morning, working overtime with no additional pay. Do tasks that you never expected to do. Be deployed in places where you will never dream of being a tourist.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  13. 13
    The technical instructor and the drill instructor are basically nice folks
    They do not particularly enjoy seeing the MCT participants bawl out in pain or pant like dogs in a running drill. Their role is to get you out of your civilian shell and metamorphosized into a physically fit and dedicated member of the Armed Forces.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Referencing this Article

If you need to reference this article in your work, you can copy-paste the following depending on your required format:

APA (American Psychological Association)
Survive Military Combat Training (MCT). (2016). In VisiHow. Retrieved Apr 26, 2017, from

MLA (Modern Language Association) "Survive Military Combat Training (MCT)." VisiHow, Accessed 26 Apr 2017.

Chicago / Turabian "Survive Military Combat Training (MCT)." Accessed Apr 26, 2017.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.

Ask the author

Premier Author
31 Articles Started
721 Article Edits
31,850 Points
Jonjessph is a premier author with VisiHow. Jonjessph has achieved the level of "Lieutenant" with 31,850 points. Jonjessph has started 31 articles (including this one) and has also made 721 article edits. 562,000 people have read Jonjessph's article contributions.
Jonjessph's Message Board
Jonjessph: Hi, my name is Jonjessph.
Jonjessph: Can I help you with your problem about "Survive Military Combat Training (MCT)"?

Article Info

Categories : Military

Recent edits by: Charmed, Lynn, Eng

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 1,524 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No