MARSOC is a lifestyle

Just like being a Marine, being a Marine Raider is a lifestyle. The mission is important and ever-changing. It can be a big commitment. If your Marine is considering a move to MARSOC, you
may have some questions. But with preparation and good communication, your family can adjust to and thrive in the Marine Raider community. Below are some basic facts about Marine Raider family programs:


MARSOC is a team that takes care of its own.

Marines are our most important resource. We take excellent care of them, providing world-class training to prepare Marines for deployments, including dealing with stress. MARSOC looks out for Marines’ physical, psychological, and spiritual needs with a cadre of fitness trainers, nutritionists, medical personnel, psychologists, social workers, and chaplains dedicated to the total well-being of Marine Raiders.

MARSOC values the family.

MARSOC supports a robust network of Family Readiness Officers (FROs) and volunteers who provide support for families, whether it be a spouse, parent, or significant other. MARSOC has tools to support and help you—and help you support your Marine. No question is too small for the FROs or MARSOC counselors.

MARSOC families are part of the team.

Flexibility, trust, and communication hold a MARSOC family together. As a spouse, you may find yourself taking on new responsibilities. Trust your ability to keep yourself and your family happy and healthy while your Marine is serving. You are a full and active part of your family—and of MARSOC. Families who take advantage of MARSOC’s resources and spouse network can thrive.


Still have questions?

Please check to see if we address your questions in the FAQs here.

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If our FAQs do not address your questions, someone who’s been where you are is never more than a phone call away. For more info and resources, visit or call:

  • MARSOC Family Readiness: (910) 440-0779

  • MARSOC Recruiting: 1-888-93-MARSOC