Service standardization and combat readiness are two of the most important elements of any military organization. It’s not only important to obtain and maintain a high performance from individuals and units alike, but to also ensure that all units are at the same level and are on the same “sheet of music.”

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One of the many successful traits of U.S. Military units is their ability to send and receive any service member, and to be able to plug him/her in with minimum operational disruption. However, when it comes to the Marine Corps, this gets magnified due to their higher standards and upbeat operational tempo.

This is the reason why evaluations such as the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) are so crucial. The mission of these evaluations is for Operating Force Commanders to formally evaluate their unit’s core and/or assigned Mission Essential Tasks (METs) to ensure standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments through the conduct of a MCCRE.

This footage shows Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group taking part in a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation on Camp Pendleton, Calif, with the intention of assessing the unit’s combat readiness for some upcoming deployments. One of the secrets of the Marine Corps’ unparalleled success.

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