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Marine Special Operations School

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Camp Lejeune, NC
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Marine Special Operations School

The mission of the Marine Special Operations School (MSOS) is to train and educate personnel for assignment as Marine Special Operations Forces (MARSOF) operators; provide basic and advanced individual special operations training; and validate MARSOF Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP’s) in order to produce basically trained Marine Special Operators and develop advanced special operations skills for the force.

MSOS is tasked to:

·         Develop and conduct the individual training course to train the baseline MARSOF Operators
·         Develop and conduct a series of courses for designated advanced special operations skills
·         Coordinate via the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) G-3, with the Joint Special Operations University and Training and Education Command for higher-level and service training and education initiatives and programs
·         As the component lead, develop and validate individual-level MARSOF TTP’s in coordination with MARSOC G-3, Marine Special Operations Regiment (MSOR) and Marine Special Operations Support Group (MSOSG)
·         As the component lead, develop and validate requirements and testing for individual weapons, optics and other individual equipment in coordination with MAR
SOC G-3 and G-8
·         Perform periodic curriculum review of training materials, courses and lessons learned

Marine Special Operations School - Leaders
Colonel Neil C. Schuehle
Colonel Neil C. Schuehle
Commander, Marine Special Operations School

MGySgt Dervin
MGySgt Deryck Dervin
MSOS Senior Enlisted Advisor

Voting Assistance Officer
Please contact the MSOS Voter Assistant Officer for information on Voter Registration, Absentee Ballots, or the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at 910-440-2725.
MSOS Family Readiness

All family members of Marines please refer to EMarine for correspondence with the Family Readiness Officer. 

For further assistance the Marine Special Operations School (MSOS) Family Readiness Officer can be reached in the office at 910-440-0103 or e-mail at

The resources on the MARSOC Family Readiness page will provide valuable information for our families.