U.S., Maldivian Marines Prepare for Squad Competitions in Maafilaafushi, Maldives

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. John Martinez speaks with Maldivian marines at the beginning of a noncommissioned officer development program to promote professional military and cultural exchanges in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 21, 2014. This training event also provides an opportunity for the forces to train in unfamiliar settings to gain experience with different tactics, techniques and procedures. Martinez is assigned to the Mobile Training Team Chief, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maxwell McCants marches with Maldivian marines to a training area to set up a squad competition during a noncommissioned officer development program in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 21, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Maldivian marines march to a training area to set up a squad competition during a noncommissioned officer development program with U.S. Marines in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 21, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Maldivian marines move logs to a training area to set up a squad competition during a noncommissioned officer development program with U.S. Marines in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 21, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Maldivian marines move logs to a training area to set up a squad competition during a noncommissioned officer development program with U.S. Marines in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 21, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. John Martinez speaks with Maldivian marines during a noncommissioned officer development program in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 21, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A Maldivian marine shows a rope climbing technique before a squad competition during a noncommissioned officer development program in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 21, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maxwell McCants gives final instructions to Maldivian Marines during the conclusion of a noncommissioned officer development program in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 21, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau