The Marine Corps is sending some of its Raiders on a new mission: developing new technologies to make MARSOC even deadlier.

Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command wants special operators to be part of the capability development process.

“As much as myself and some of my peers don’t want to leave operational companies, you kind of have to put individuals into that process,” said MARSOC operator Master Sgt. Justin Olson said during a briefing at the Modern Day Marine expo on Thursday.

With ever-changing technology, Olson said MARSOC will need “increasingly lethal precision and engagement.”
They’re seeking Raiders with real-world experience to help advance the command’s technology and improve efficiency.
“As we do that, we see ourselves getting more involved in the research and development roles,” Olson added.
A key part is adapting to newer threats and technology.
“[It’s] getting smaller and smaller,” Olson told the crowd. “What would the enemy use? Small handheld stuff.”
Image courtesy of Michael J. Golembesky