MARINES ARE WHO WE ARE. SPECIAL OPERATIONS IS WHAT WE DO.

 
 
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TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT

MARSOC engages in direct action, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense/security force assistance, counterinsurgency, support to countering weapons of mass destruction, and support to unconventional warfare.

Marine Raiders operate beyond the front lines and have a unique battlefield perspective. They quickly assess complicated situations and make intelligent decisions of tactical, operational and strategic importance. MARSOC teams are small, so each individual must be strong, mentally agile, dependable and adaptable. Every role is critical, so team cohesion and expertise are key.

 
 

 

WHAT WE DO

 

DIRECT ACTION

We conduct short strikes and small-scale offensive actions to seize, destroy, capture, recover, or inflict damage in hostile or denied areas.

SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE

We acquire information about the capabilities, intentions and activities of an enemy not normally found in conventional forces.

COUNTERTERRORISM

We prevent, deter and respond to terrorism.

FOREIGN INTERNAL DEFENSE

We provide training and other assistance to foreign governments and their militaries to enable them to provide for their own national security.

 
 
 

SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE

We support the security forces of allied foreign governments to achieve operational objectives the U.S. shares.

COUNTERINSURGENCY

In concert with allied governments, we conduct military, paramilitary, political, economic, psychological and civic action operations to defeat insurgent strongholds.

SUPPORT TO COMBATING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (WMD)

We will provide expertise, materiel and teams to support combatant commanders locating, tagging and tracking WMD.

SUPPORT TO UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE

We support resistance movement or insurgency which may support conventional military operations.

 

 
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