United States Marine Corps DetachmentThe Home of Marine Artillery
All Marine Field Artillerymen - both officer and enlisted - are trained at the United States Army Field Artillery Training Center. Although Marine presence at Fort Sill dates back to the 1950's, the Marine Detachment was formally established in October 1977, in conjunction with the closure of the Marine Barracks, Naval Ammunition Depot, at McAlester, Oklahoma. The Marine Corps representative to Fort Sill was designated as the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Personnel.
The mission of the Marine Artillery Detachment, Ft Sill is to develop a training continuum for the Artillery Occupational Field (08XX) and 2887 Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), serve as the focus for artillery training issues. The detachment will validate training and education requirements, assist in drafting of Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) and Programs of Instructions (POIs).
The Detachment will also provide subject matter experts (SMEs) and instructors to provide training (both entry-level and sustainment) and mentorship to artillery Marines and the United States Army Field Artillery School (USAFAS). In addition, the Detachment will promote the advancement of artillery programs and instruction through direct coordination with the operating forces, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL), Training and Education Command (TECOM) and USAFAS.