I’ve read and heard concerns surrounding the new insignia for Marine Corps special operations officers and enlisted personnel who have successfully completed the Individual Training Course and become full fledged members of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. Marines and others should understand that every decision made by the Marine Corps’ senior leadership regarding MARSOC takes a large number of factors into consideration: purpose, intent and potential unintended consequences. Is it good not only for MARSOC but also good for the Marine Corps at large?
This decision is part of the “embracing MARSOC” mandate that former Commandant Gen. James Amos said we would do as a Marine Corps. In turn, MARSOC has embraced the Marine Corps as well. Talk to any MARSOC Marine Raider, and they will tell you “Marines are who we are. Special operations are what we do.”
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