First off, let’s discuss the specific role of Recon Battalion (or Division Recon). They are the eyes and ears of the Marine Division, providing ground and amphibious reconnaissance and surveillance support. With the recent reorganization of the reconnaissance community, Recon Battalion is also providing direct support to the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) in the form More »
United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
MARSOC is the newest addition to the arsenal of Special Operations Forces. They were formally activated on February 24, 2006. The initial operators assigned to the newly formed MARSOC were taken from the then deactivated Force Recon Companies.
Before Special Operations was even a term, the Marine Corps tried to cultivate the capability. The Marine Raider Battalions and Amphibious Reconnaissance Companies of WWII formed the basis of all of the Marine Corps’ capabilities in the field of SOF ever since. Today, the Marine Corps Special Operations Capable forces are divided between the Recon More »