3d MSOB teams train in Ga, SC
By MARSOC Public Affairs
| | May 22, 2012
May 24, 2012 --
Marines with 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., conducted unit-level training May 22 to 24 in Georgia and South Carolina, to prepare them for an upcoming deployment.
The Marines conducted intelligence gathering, operations planning, helocasting and insertion techniques with different scenarios during the exercises. The two-day exercise honed the operators’ individual skills to better prepare them for an upcoming deployment. Except for sporadic support for the Afghanistan mission, 3rd MSOB’s operators have deployed in small teams to remote locations, without benefit of the established military logistics supply chains and mobility resources in Afghanistan. The 3d MSOB teams’ deployments are typically training evolutions that fall under the Joint Combined Exchange Training program, or JCET, a U.S. Special Operations Command program in which special operations forces from each service component work and train overseas with foreign military forces, a traditional SOF mission.