U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Camp Lejeune, NC

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General Joseph L. Votel (front-left), commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, prepares to ride an M-RZR 4 all-terrain vehicle from the 1st Marine Raider Battalion headquarters building to the nearby beach to speak with critical skills operators, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015. The ride allowed Gen. Votel to experience first-hand the capabilities of the unit's all-terrain vehicles.
1st Marine Raider Regiment hosts SOCOM Commander for capabilities visit
General Joseph L. Votel (front-left), commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, prepares to ride an M-RZR 4 all-terrain vehicle from the 1st Marine Raider Battalion headquarters building to the nearby beach to speak with critical skills operators, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015. The ride allowed Gen. Votel to experience first-hand the capabilities of the unit's all-terrain vehicles.
Major Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, presents Col. Archibald M. Mclellan a Legion of Merit medal for his exemplary performance as the Marine Raider Support Group commanding officer, during a change of command ceremony at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 2, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox)
Marine Raider Support Group changes commanders
Major Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, presents Col. Archibald M. Mclellan a Legion of Merit medal for his exemplary performance as the Marine Raider Support Group commanding officer, during a change of command ceremony at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 2, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox)
Colonel Andrew Milburn, right, relinquishes command of Marine Raider Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, symbolized by the passing of the colors to Col. Peter Huntley during the change of command ceremony at the MARSOC headquarters at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 26, 2015.
Marine Raider Regiment changes commanders
Colonel Andrew Milburn, right, relinquishes command of Marine Raider Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, symbolized by the passing of the colors to Col. Peter Huntley during the change of command ceremony at the MARSOC headquarters at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 26, 2015.
Major Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, takes his position during the MARSOC re-designation ceremony at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 19, 2015. The ceremony was held to officially adopt the name Marine Raider, carrying on the heritage and legacy passed along by the Raiders of World War II. During the ceremony, the units' colors were cased and their new colors were unveiled.
MARSOC re-designation ceremony
Major Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, takes his position during the MARSOC re-designation ceremony at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 19, 2015. The ceremony was held to officially adopt the name Marine Raider, carrying on the heritage and legacy passed along by the Raiders of World War II. During the ceremony, the units' colors were cased and their new colors were unveiled.
Lieutenant Col. Brian Rideout passes the U.S. Marine Corps flag to Maj. Edward Norris during the 3rd Marine Special Operations Support Battalion, Marine Special Operations Support Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, change-of-command ceremony at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2015. Rideout relinquished command of the battalion to Norris during the ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
3rd MSOSB changes commanders
Lieutenant Col. Brian Rideout passes the U.S. Marine Corps flag to Maj. Edward Norris during the 3rd Marine Special Operations Support Battalion, Marine Special Operations Support Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, change-of-command ceremony at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2015. Rideout relinquished command of the battalion to Norris during the ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
Lieutenant Col. Benjamin J. Pappas relinquishes command of 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, to Lt. Col. Craig A. Wolfenbarger during a ceremony atMARSOC headquarters on Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox)
2nd MSOB changes commanders
Lieutenant Col. Benjamin J. Pappas relinquishes command of 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, to Lt. Col. Craig A. Wolfenbarger during a ceremony atMARSOC headquarters on Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox)
Corporal Rosalie Nolan, a motor transport operator with Marine Special Operations Support Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, poses for a photograph with Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander, MARSOC, following a ceremony at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 1, 2015. Nolan was selected as Motor Transport Operator of the Year, one of the categories in the annual U.S. Marine Corps Motor Transport Association Awards. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
MARSOC home to 'Motor-T' Operator of the Year
Corporal Rosalie Nolan, a motor transport operator with Marine Special Operations Support Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, poses for a photograph with Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander, MARSOC, following a ceremony at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 1, 2015. Nolan was selected as Motor Transport Operator of the Year, one of the categories in the annual U.S. Marine Corps Motor Transport Association Awards. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
Marines and sailors with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command gather at the MARSOC Memorial at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., to honor fallen service members May 22, 2015. The Marines and sailors rode motorcycles to the Jacksonville National Cemetery following a moment of prayer, reading of the names on the memorial, a moment of silence and a blessing of the bikes to honor all who have served as the Memorial Day weekend commenced. (USMC official photo by Sgt. Donovan Lee/released)
MARSOC Memorial Day motorcycle ride
Marines and sailors with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command gather at the MARSOC Memorial at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., to honor fallen service members May 22, 2015. The Marines and sailors rode motorcycles to the Jacksonville National Cemetery following a moment of prayer, reading of the names on the memorial, a moment of silence and a blessing of the bikes to honor all who have served as the Memorial Day weekend commenced. (USMC official photo by Sgt. Donovan Lee/released)
A Marine with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command addresses the audience in attendance of a celebration of life ceremony commemorating 11 fallen service members May 15, 2015, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Seven MARSOC Marines and four Louisiana Army National Guardsmen were killed when a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter crashed during amphibious operations involving helicopter and boat insertion and extraction training near Eglin, Fla., March 10. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
MARSOC ceremony honors 11 helicopter crash victims
A Marine with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command addresses the audience in attendance of a celebration of life ceremony commemorating 11 fallen service members May 15, 2015, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Seven MARSOC Marines and four Louisiana Army National Guardsmen were killed when a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter crashed during amphibious operations involving helicopter and boat insertion and extraction training near Eglin, Fla., March 10. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
Participants of the MARSOC Mud, Sweat and Tears run wade through one of the larger mud-filled trenches featured in the mud run course aboard Stone Bay, on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 25, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
MARSOC hosts annual Mud, Sweat and Tears Run
Participants of the MARSOC Mud, Sweat and Tears run wade through one of the larger mud-filled trenches featured in the mud run course aboard Stone Bay, on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 25, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Brian C. Jacklin, a critical skills operator with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, delivers a speech after receiving the Navy Cross Medal at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 9, 2015. Jacklin received the award in recognition of his actions during a two-day firefight with the Taliban in Helmand province, Afghanistan, which started June 14, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
MARSOC Marines recognized for valor in combat
Gunnery Sgt. Brian C. Jacklin, a critical skills operator with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, delivers a speech after receiving the Navy Cross Medal at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 9, 2015. Jacklin received the award in recognition of his actions during a two-day firefight with the Taliban in Helmand province, Afghanistan, which started June 14, 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
A 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion critical skills operator stands watch over a detained individual during a night raid on a simulated target Feb. 18, 2015, in Key West, Fla. The team conducting the raid inserted via closed circuit diving and advanced from the ocean to the objective. The team spent a week in Key West practicing various maritime operations skill sets, further solidifying the development of their techniques, tactics and procedures, and their standard operating procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
Marine Special Operations Team trains at Key West beaches, harbor during advanced amphib training
A 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion critical skills operator stands watch over a detained individual during a night raid on a simulated target Feb. 18, 2015, in Key West, Fla. The team conducting the raid inserted via closed circuit diving and advanced from the ocean to the objective. The team spent a week in Key West practicing various maritime operations skill sets, further solidifying the development of their techniques, tactics and procedures, and their standard operating procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox/Released)
Petty Officer 1st Class, Kevin D. Baskin, a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman with 3d Marine Special Operations Battalion received the Silver Star Medal in a ceremony at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 20, 2015.
HM1 Baskin awarded Silver Star Medal
Petty Officer 1st Class, Kevin D. Baskin, a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman with 3d Marine Special Operations Battalion received the Silver Star Medal in a ceremony at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 20, 2015.
Marine perform pull-ups during Phase I of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command's Assessment and Selection course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 5, 2015. Completing a physical fitness test with a minimum score of 225 is a requirement to become a Critical Skills Operator with MARSOC.
MARSOC shares glimpse into Assessment and Selection
Marine perform pull-ups during Phase I of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command's Assessment and Selection course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 5, 2015. Completing a physical fitness test with a minimum score of 225 is a requirement to become a Critical Skills Operator with MARSOC.
MOBILE, Ala.—A Critical Skills Operator with 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, fast-ropes onto a ship here, Feb. 12, 2015. The battalion conducted a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure mission aboard the ship during RAVEN 15-03, a 10-day realistic military training exercise to enhance the battalion’s readiness for worldwide support to global security. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by GySgt. Josh Higgins/released)
Gulf Coast region plays host to MARSOC Realistic Military Training
MOBILE, Ala.—A Critical Skills Operator with 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, fast-ropes onto a ship here, Feb. 12, 2015. The battalion conducted a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure mission aboard the ship during RAVEN 15-03, a 10-day realistic military training exercise to enhance the battalion’s readiness for worldwide support to global security. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by GySgt. Josh Higgins/released)
(Left to right) Unidentified; Staff Sgt. Mona Thomas, embarkation chief, Marine Special Operations Support Group; Capt. Christie Everett, adjutant, MSOSG; Ms. Lexi McLellan; 2nd Lt. Kelsey Baker, logistics officer, 2d Marine Special Operations Support Battalion, won first place in the female team division of the Marine Corps Community Services’ 10K Extreme Endurance Challenge, at Camp Devil Dog, N.C., Feb. 7. Some of the women also had individual achievements. Capt. Everett placed first, Ms. McLellan placed second, and 2nd Lt. Baker placed second in their respective age groups.
MARSOC Female Marines dominate MCCS 10k Endurance Challenge
(Left to right) Unidentified; Staff Sgt. Mona Thomas, embarkation chief, Marine Special Operations Support Group; Capt. Christie Everett, adjutant, MSOSG; Ms. Lexi McLellan; 2nd Lt. Kelsey Baker, logistics officer, 2d Marine Special Operations Support Battalion, won first place in the female team division of the Marine Corps Community Services’ 10K Extreme Endurance Challenge, at Camp Devil Dog, N.C., Feb. 7. Some of the women also had individual achievements. Capt. Everett placed first, Ms. McLellan placed second, and 2nd Lt. Baker placed second in their respective age groups.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeremiah ‘Bull’ Parvin, 75th Fighter Squadron director of operations, and U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Richard Wells, senior enlisted advisor of Marine Special Operations School, pose for a photo Jan. 29, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Parvin received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his heroic actions that saved the lives of Wells’ team during a 2008 deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ceaira Tinsley/Released)
DFC with Valor: A-10C pilot recognized for heroism in combat
U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeremiah ‘Bull’ Parvin, 75th Fighter Squadron director of operations, and U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Richard Wells, senior enlisted advisor of Marine Special Operations School, pose for a photo Jan. 29, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Parvin received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his heroic actions that saved the lives of Wells’ team during a 2008 deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ceaira Tinsley/Released)
Critical Skills Operators with Bravo Company, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, saw through a steel door during Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training near Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 15. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donovan Lee/released)
MARSOC Marines fine-tune Visit, Board, Search and Seizure skills
Critical Skills Operators with Bravo Company, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, saw through a steel door during Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training near Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 15. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donovan Lee/released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.—Colonel Neil C. Schuehle relinquishes command of Marine Special Operations School to Col. Brett A. Bourne during a change-of-command ceremony at the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command headquarters at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Donovan Lee/released)
Marine Special Operations School changes commanders
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.—Colonel Neil C. Schuehle relinquishes command of Marine Special Operations School to Col. Brett A. Bourne during a change-of-command ceremony at the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command headquarters at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Donovan Lee/released)
A Critical Skills Operator with Bravo Company, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, performs first aid on a simulated casualty during Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training near Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 15. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donovan Lee/released)
MARSOC Marines fine-tune Visit, Board, Search and Seizure skills
A Critical Skills Operator with Bravo Company, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, performs first aid on a simulated casualty during Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training near Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 15. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donovan Lee/released)
The Latest News about MARSOC
Marine Raider Support Group changes commanders

By Cpl. Steven Fox | July 7, 2015

Colonel Archibald M. Mclellan relinquished command of Marine Raider Support Group, U.S. Marine Corps MORE
Marine Special Operations School changes commanders

By Courtesy | July 7, 2015

Colonel Neil C. Schuehle relinquished his duties as Marine Special Operations School commanding MORE
Marine Raider Regiment changes commanders

By Sgt. Donovan Lee | June 26, 2015

Col. Andrew Milburn relinquished command of Marine Raider Regiment, U.S.Marine Corps Forces Special MORE
MARSOC re-designates subordinate commands

By Sgt. Donovan Lee | June 19, 2015

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2nd MSOB changes commanders

By Cpl. Steven Fox | June 17, 2015

 Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Pappas relinquished command of 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine MORE
3rd MSOSB changes commanders

By Courtesy Story | June 17, 2015

The distinct competitive advantage of Marine Special Operations Forces remains their ability to MORE
MARSOC home to 'Motor-T' Operator of the Year

By Cpl. Steven Fox | June 16, 2015

Corporal Rosalie Nolan was presented the U.S. Marine Corps Motor Transport Operator of the Year award during a ceremony at the MSOSG motor pool at Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 11, 2015, for her outstanding service and dedication to duty throughout 2014. MORE
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