April 9, 2013

MARSOC Team Members: Raiders or Not?

Intro: The purpose of this article is to shed a little light on the linear heritage line of MARSOC as the newest and youngest component of SOCOM. The original spark of inspiration for this piece came to me in a small bar called the “Public House” in La Jolla, California, just north of San Diego. I was on a mission to put back as many free imported beers as possible because Jeff Scholz, the owner of Visual Unrest Apparel, was graciously picking up the tab. In the mix with some MARSOC team guys, the conversation was laced with crude humor, blunt talk and booze. The topic: MARSOC is thinking about developing a device for CSOs (Critical Skills Operators-0372) to wear that would rival the show-stopping effect of the SEALs Special Warfare insignia, which, in my opinion, is the greatest recruiting tool ever, next to the 1917 Navy Recruiting Poster by artist Howard Chandler Christy.

MARSOC, Afghanistan 2010

MARSOC, Afghanistan 2010


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is poised to publish the first book detailing experiences of Marine special operators in Afghanistan. And unlike career writers who drop into an outpost for a quick embed, Golembesky was there, as a member of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 during one of its hardest deployments. He plans to tell the team’s story through the words of the operators on the ground. The working title is “Level Zero Heroes.”

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  • AnthonyBunkley

    MARSOC Team Member: Raiders or Not? Answer= No (I don't understand the confusion here) Simple Lineage Breakdown (*correct me if I'm wrong) ------- Force (later BN) Reconnaissance = Majority of disbanded Raiders, Det 1 = Force Reconnaissance Marines/Sarcs, MARSOC = Det 1, Simply put w/o a tangent. Are 0321's Raiders? Answer= No, We derive a our roots from them, but we have made our own history. MARSOC's roots are from Det 1, Det 1's roots are from Force Recon bubbas. Now MARSOC just needs to form their own history, which there doing daily around the world, since 2006.

  • Treadstone71

    MoFork These guys: http://www.idcsync.org/about/idc (if MARSOC comes out with a new device, it has to include a globe with lat/long lines--maybe a badass looking eagle in UDT shorts, holding an anchor like a bat, home run hitting a globe)

  • MoFork

    Treadstone71 MoFork WTF is that? WTF wears it?

  • Treadstone71

    MoFork Unless MARSOC comes up with a device cooler than the Information Dominance Warfare badge, they have to stick to dual cools: http://www.navybmr.com/picts/eidws.jpg

  • Treadstone71

    blade runner Thanks for the clarification, man--makes more sense. Re ANGLICO, I had to google more, & you're right: www.forcerecon.com/Det%20One%20Boards_Det%20One.pdf