Special Operations Forces

Maritime Raid Force

Maritime Raid Force

If belligerent forces take hold of a ship, port, or oil rig, you can’t just blow it out of the water: you might need a specially trained unit to seize and secure the area. In an effort to counter the growing threat of piracy, the Navy has deployed the Marine Raid Force. The MRF specializes in operations conducted on structures in or near bodies ... more

Marine Corps Special Forces (MARSOC) Training


Marine Corps Special Forces (MARSOC) Training The Marine Special Operations School mission is to assess and select personnel for assignment for Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) and to train and educate designated personnel in individual, basic, and advanced special operations in order to meet MARSOC's requirement to p... more

Marine Special Operations (MARSOC)


In October 2005, the secretary of defense directed the formation of a Marine component of U.S. Special Operations Command (MARSOC). It was determined the Marine Corps would initially form a unit of approximately 2,500 to serve with USSOCOM. On Feb. 24, 2006 MARSOC activated at Camp Lejeune, N.C. MARSOC initially consisted of a small staff a... more

5 Steps to Building Mental Toughness

The Navy SEAL Rumor Buster

I've read some articles recently that have provoked me to explain qualities of mental toughness and why people fail challenging special ops programs. Related Articles:  Top Ten Reasons Why People Fail Top Ten List of Mental Toughness Qualities After recent conversations with a few different Special Ops friends (Army SF, SEAL... more

Navy Cross Presented to MARSOC Special Amphibious Recon Corpsman

First Sgt. Alvoid Hamilton presenting Navy Cross

Camp Pendleton, California -- Heroism; bravery; valor: these are qualities which are defined and made familiar to Marines and sailors alike upon entering the service. They are further illustrated in the numerous chronicles of battles past, and the heroes of those battles. The service members who embodied, and truly exemplified those noble qualit... more

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