The following is a release from Sgt. Owen Kimbrel, I Marine Expeditionary Force:
Platoon-sized riot control requires unit cohesion, proficiency with non-lethal weapon systems and an understanding of the proper procedures used to safely administer non-lethal munitions and techniques in a hostile environment.
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In order to gain these, U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment’s Company C, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, performed a non-lethal weapons live-fire range at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 10, 2016.
The Marines alternated course of fires between the M4 shotgun and M203 grenade launcher with non-lethal rounds and then utilized those weapon systems tactically with riot shields. The Marines with shields stood shoulder-to-shoulder to form a protective barrier in order to allow the Marines with the non-lethal munitions to safely fire the hard rubber projectiles at the targets. These methods allow the Marines to safely deter any noncompliant entity without causing serious bodily harm.
“This training is important because being a part of a crisis-response [unit] we have the ability to be able to reinforce any American or coalition force within the [U.S.] Central Command area of operation,” said …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life