MARSOC evolving into Marine Raiders might have been the greatest asymmetrical operation in the history of MARSOC. Here’s how it happened.
The CO of 1st Force Recon Company recently spoke to the graduates of Basic Reconnaissance Course 3-15.
Force Reconnaissance has long been at the tip of the Marine Corps’ spear. Performing what is considered “deep reconnaissance,” these Marines were traditionally the best-trained, most mature individuals from the View More ›
Some of 2nd Recon Bn’s Amphibious Reconnaissance Marines doing their Amphib thing. Bold Alligator is a multinational exercise hosted by the US, concentrating on littoral warfare. Started in 2011, it View More ›
After years of discussion and intense debate, Operators in MARSOC will now officially earn the title of Raider. After an announcement by General Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, 1st, 2nd, View More ›
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. We were standing in a small circle — the six of us, there in the darkness — going over the View More ›
It was my first patrol. It wasn’t anything extraordinary — a presence patrol in the village — but for a lowly combat correspondent, it was something. My allies had helped View More ›
The explosion tore me from sleep. I scrambled up from bed and burst outside, assuming an air of indifference as soon as I saw the others. There were five or View More ›
SOFREP Readers, I would like to introduce myself as the newest member of the SOFREP team and share with you a little about my story and why I am honored View More ›
Questions have been raised in certain circles about MARSOC’s future with the US’ role in Afghanistan winding down. It should be remembered, however, that the Marine Corps has a long View More ›