The Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) is an eight-wheeled amphibious reconnaissance
vehicle used by the United States Marine Corps for a variety of functions, including security, command and control, reconnaissance, and assault (Figure 1).
The framework of the program of instruction emphasizes the indirect approach, irregular warfare, counterinsurgency, and amphibious reconnaissance
. Phase One is the basic skills phase where Marines are introduced to USSOCOM and MARSOC, tactical combat casualty care (advanced medical training), basic communications, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape, weapons skills, and fire support.