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