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