Last week several of our critical skills operators leant their knowledge and skills in urban warfighting to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit's law enforcement detachment. MARSOC teams specialize in coaching and mentoring partner nation forces and the opportunity to train the MEU's Marines provided them with an additional training rep. Check out the story and photos.
MARSOC recruits from throughout the Marine Corps. The same attributes that make you a good Marine and a determined individual are the same attributes that make you successful as an operator. Mission sets change and the battlefield changes, but the core individual doesn't change. We seek these individuals in the Marine Corps and we're not worried about your previous job. The diversity this adds to a team serves to increase its problem solving and lethality. We demand a lot from our Marines. Every day you need to be different and better and growing. If you have what it takes, come and take your place alongside us.
Headquarters Marine Corps announced just now the approval of the Marine Special Operator badge. The new device will be issued to the next graduation class of Critical Skills Operators from Individual Training Course, with roll-out to the rest of the component's CSOs and Special Operations Officers soon after. The new device is a visual certification of a Marine's training to ready themselves for their new responsibilities, according to MajGen Mundy, MARSOC commander. The badge will be 2" x 2.5." Please let us know what you think of the design on our Facebook page. Get more details at Marines.mil
Headquarters Marine Corps MARSOC Screening Team (HMST) will start making the east coast rounds again in August. The HMST briefs will explain the requirements and process for attending assessment and selection and joining MARSOC, as well as give an overview of MARSOC and its missions and operations. All Marines who meet or are working to meet the prerequisites are invited to attend. View the schedule here.
Mastering the fundamentals of defensive driving and precision shooting in close quarters enhances the overall effectiveness of the individual operator and team. Dynamic and realistic training prepares them to operate in austere, and often, volatile environments.
Amphibious training provides Marine Raiders with specialized skills needed to operate in diverse environments. During Phase 1 of the Individual Training Course, students learn to operate, navigate, and build the small watercraft known as the zodiac. They are continously evaluated, mentally and physically tested, and must perform a 2k fin in the open ocean prior to proceeding to the next phase of training.
Celebrating 10 Years: MARSOC's lineage is deeply rooted in personal stories of valor, both past and present. The legacy forged by the Raiders of WWII is carried on by today's Raiders that have gone forth in the wars against terrorism around the globe. Today we celebrate that legacy and the heroes that built it.
To better prepare candidates for the physical aspects of the Assessment and Selection (A&S) process, we’ve overhauled the program, and are preparing mobile versions for iPhone and Android devices. In the meantime, we’ve updated the hardcopy. Learn more...