October 10, 2008 -- GULFPORT, Miss. U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Lawrence Limson plots a point on a map at night as part of a land navigation course at Expeditionary Combat Skills School (ECS).
The ECS school is designed to build a basic level of battlefield competence for sailors from the Navy's newly formed Expeditionary Combat Combat Command (NECC) community. The students have a wide range of precision modern warfare skills. Because the Navy is supporting missions ashore more than ever, there is a significant need for sailors to gain land-based combat skills. The aim of the school is to provide NECC sailors basic warfighting and survival capabilities. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Roger S. Duncan. (RELEASED)