MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command

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MBI Publishing Company, Nov 15, 2011 - History - 160 pages
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In 2006, the U.S. Marines officially became part of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the creation of the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC). Drawn from the ranks of the Force Recon companies, these highly skilled and combat-proven Leathernecks would take the war to al Qaeda and the Taliban in America’s global war on terrorism. MARSOC is steeped in the heritage of the Marine Raiders of World War II, Force Reconnaissance companies of Vietnam, and Detachment-One, which stood up after the attacks on 9/11. Their mission is to win wars before they begin, taking the warfare beyond the front line. When America wants to display its might, the Commander in Chief will send in the Marines. With the creation of MARSOC, chances are they are already there.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 ORIGIN OF SOCOM
7
Chapter 2 HISTORY OF MARINE CORPS SPECIAL OPERATIONS
23
Chapter 3 MARSOC CREATION AND ORGANIZATION
43
Chapter 4 SELECTION AND TRAINING
63
Chapter 5 WEAPONS
87
Chapter 6 TACTICAL GEAR
123
Chapter 7 TACTICS TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES
143
Chapter 8 MARSOC INTO THE FUTURE
151
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
155
ABBREVIATIONS
156
TERMINOLOGY MARINE SPEAK
158
INDEX
160
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Fred Pushies is a freelance photographer and author of more than ten books whose works focus on the elite units of the U.S. Special Operations Forces. He lives outside Detroit, Michigan.

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