U.S. Forces Command CSM Michael Grinston on inadequate training.
USMC Scout Snipers vs. Small Boat
Barrett M107 .50 BMG Rifles 02/10/2013 - Marines assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Sailors assigned to the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), conduct a live-fire exercise while at sea, to practice defending the ship against small boat attacks. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force. The MEU is a Marine Air- Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations.