always faithful, always forward


becoming a marine raider

The Marine Corps is the nation’s expeditionary force, ready to respond to any crisis, anywhere. Marines have always fought our nation’s small wars, its irregular wars—the wars of the future.
MARSOC Marines are Marines first, and they build on their Corps legacy: MARSOC operators go forward to win the war before it starts.


Critical Skills Operator / Special Operations Officer

Critical Skills Operators (CSOs) and Special Operations Officers (SOOs) are assigned to billets at the team, company, and battalion levels.


Special Operations Capabilities Specialist

Special Operations Capabilities Specialists (SOCS) are Marines who provide expertise in intelligence, fire support, communications, and canine operations as part of a Marine Special Operations Team.


Combat Service Support

Combat Service Support Marines serve one standard tour with MARSOC in their primary MOS, such as Motor Transport or Logistics.

I joined MARSOC for the same reason I became a Marine—intense, determined people who aren’t afraid to win.
— Corporal, 3rd MRB
 Members of MARSOC conduct maritime training at Camp Pendleton, CA in Coronado, CA on April 29, 2014. © Vance Jacobs 2014

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Fitness Preparation

MARSOC seeks to ensure that Marines are not only physically strong but also possess the mental focus and unconquerable spirit necessary to persevere under the extreme stress of a high operational tempo and through the unknowns of asymmetric warfare.


marine raider lifestyle

Just like being a Marine, being a Marine Raider is a lifestyle. With preparation and good communication, your family can adjust to and thrive in the Marine Raider community.


win the war before it starts