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A Marine Raider participates in the land navigation portion of the annual Marine Forces Special Operations Command 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. The competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage. The competition consisted of six teams of six participants hailing from 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Training Center and 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Morgan D. Collett)
The commander of Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, along with the other U.S. Special Operations Command service component commanders, participated in the 'Industry Role in Current Readiness and Future Capabilities of Special Operations Forces' panel to address the topic of preserving and growing readiness to maximize each service's current competitive edge, during the opening day of the Special Operations Industry Conference in Tampa, May 21, 2019. Yoo took the opportunity to highlight the key tenants outlined in the component's Marine Special Operations Forces 2030 document published in April 2018: Cognitive Operator, MARSOF as a Connector, Enterprise Level Agility and Combined Arms for the Connected Arena. These concepts represent the ‘what’; conceptual visions which can provide MARSOC distinct value in the future operating environment.
A Marine Raider climbs a ladder during the annual Marine Forces Special Operations Command 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. The competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage. The competition consisted of six teams of six participants hailing from 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Training Center and 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Neunehoff)
A Marine Raider crosses a rope bridge during the annual Marine Forces Special Operations Command 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. The competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage. The competition consisted of six teams of six participants hailing from 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Training Center and 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Morgan D. Collett)
The commander of Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, along with the other U.S. Special Operations Command service component commanders, participated in the 'Industry Role in Current Readiness and Future Capabilities of Special Operations Forces' panel to address the topic of preserving and growing readiness to maximize each service's current competitive edge, during the opening day of the Special Operations Industry Conference in Tampa, May 21, 2019. Yoo took the opportunity to highlight the key tenants outlines in the component's Marine Special Operations Forces 2030 document publish in April 2018: Cognitive Operator, MARSOF as a Connector, Enterprise Level Agility and Combined Arms for the Connected Arena. These concepts represent the ‘what’; conceptual visions which can provide MARSOC distinct value in the future operating environment.
Marines, Sailors and local residents participate in the Marine Raider Memorial March in Sneads Ferry, N.C., July 27, 2018. The march spanned 900 miles from Mississippi to North Carolina, ending with a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Janessa K. Pon
The Marine Raider Training Center Commander presents awards during a ceremony following the annual Marine Forces Special Operations Command 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. The competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage. During the ceremony, the first, second and third place teams received awards for their performance in the arduous 15-mile course. Six teams competed that were comprised of Marines from 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, MRTC and 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Neunehoff)
A multi-purpose canine handler with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, controls a laceration on a realistic canine mannequin during MPC medical training at Stone Bay on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 1, 2017. During this training, MPC handlers practice applying canine medical aid on the new “robot dog” for the first time, which is in its final stages of testing and development. (Photo by Cpl. Bryann K. Whitley)
A group photo of the Office of Strategic Services Special Maritime Unit Group A frogmen from World War II on Santa Catalina Island, Calif., December 1943. Erick Simmel, OSS Maritime Unit descendant and historical expert on World War II special operations forces, presented a lecture alongside the last living frogman from the OSS Maritime Unit, Henry Weldon. The lecture was given to Marines from 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, in order to reinforce the historical wartime legacy of the Marine Raiders in World War II. (Courtesy Photo)
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, hosted its first-ever Corporals Course on Stone Bay, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 11-25. Marines with 2nd Marine Raider Support Battalion ran the course, graduating 29 Marines, nearly half of whom are assigned to Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division. A lot of detailed planning was necessary prior to the course to alleviate any potential issues the instructors had anticipated, explained an instructor with 2nd MRSB. He said, “For the first (course), making everything happen from scratch, I think things went really well.” MARSOC plans to continue hosting Corporals Courses and making course seats available to other commands. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Fox)
The commander of Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, along with the other U.S. Special Operations Command service component commanders, participated in the 'Industry Role in Current Readiness and Future Capabilities of Special Operations Forces' panel to address the topic of preserving and growing readiness to maximize each service's current competitive edge, during the opening day of the Special Operations Industry Conference in Tampa, May 21, 2019. Yoo took the opportunity to highlight the key tenants outlined in the component's Marine Special Operations Forces 2030 document published in April 2018: Cognitive Operator, MARSOF as a Connector, Enterprise Level Agility and Combined Arms for the Connected Arena. These concepts represent the ‘what’; conceptual visions which can provide MARSOC distinct value in the future operating environment.
Marine Raiders with 1st Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, transition out of the water during a simulated underwater assault force night-raid in Los Angeles, California, Sept. 3, 2015. Training such as this is conducted to meet Special Operations Forces dive requirements and to enhance the understanding, planning and operational considerations when working in a joint operational environment with both special operations and conventional Marine Corps forces.
Marine Raiders carry a combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) in preparation for the boating portion of the annual Marine Forces Special Operations Command 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. The competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage. The competition consisted of six teams of six participants hailing from 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Training Center and 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Neunehoff)
Sgt. Ethan Mawhinney, a Marine Air Ground Task Force planner with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, successfully defended his championship title at the Marine Corps third annual HITT Tactical Athlete Competition at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 28th through 31st, 2017. The competition brings together the top male and female Marines from each Marine Corps installation in a demanding competition of military function fitness and to promote the advanced dynamics found in the High Intensity Tactical Training program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryann K. Whitley)
Critical skills operators with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command train with freeze-dried plasma during a Raven pre-deployment exercise at Camp Shelby Joint Force Training Center, Miss., May 1, 2017.
A Marine Raider participates in the rappel portion of the annual Marine Forces Special Operations Command 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. The competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage. The competition consisted of six teams of six participants hailing from 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Training Center and 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Heather J. Atherton)
A Critical Skills Operator with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command uses a saw to cut through a metal door to gain entry on a building during Marine Special Operation School's Master Breacher's Course, at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 20, 2015. The Master Breacher course instructs Critical Skills Operators on how to overcome obstacles such as walls, fences and doors via a range of breaching methods including mechanical, ballistic, thermal and explosive. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Scott A. Achtemeier / Released)
Marine Raiders prepare a combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) for the boating portion of the annual Marine Forces Special Operations Command 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. The competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage. The competition consisted of six teams of six participants hailing from 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Training Center and 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Heather J. Atherton)
A Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, uses takes photographs a blood sample through a microscope during the practical application portion of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s Operational Clinical Infectious Diseases course held aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 10, 2015. Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsmen and MARSOC medical practitioners took advantage of the course to better prepare for future deployments. While forward deployed, medical personnel are advised to take photos of anything they deem questionable, and send the files to an expert for further examination.
Marine Raiders with Marine Special Operations Company Charlie, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, process intelligence and set up a visual tele-communication feed after a notional direct-action night raid, a part of a Company Collective Exercise, Oct. 20, 2015, along the Arizona-California state line.
Marine Raiders carry a combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) in preparation for the boating portion of the annual Marine Forces Special Operations Command 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. The competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage. The competition consisted of six teams of six participants hailing from 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Training Center and 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Neunehoff)
Harold S. Sheffield and Henry Kudzik, World War II Raiders, sit on the stage and participate in the entertainment portion of the evening with The Lindy Sisters during the 2017 Marine Raider Association Reunion in San Diego, Aug. 11. Seventeen World War II Raiders attended the annual event at the San Diego Town and Country Resort, San Diego, where the USMRA hosted a 1940s USO-style dinner and dance for Marine Raiders of past and present. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Salvador R. Moreno, released)
A Critical Skills Operator with 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command gives a tour of a modified SUV to the commander of Special Operations Command Pacific, Maj. Gen. Daniel Yoo and SOCPAC sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Shane W. Shorter during a Tactical Readiness Exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10. For the first time since assuming command of SOCPAC, Yoo, the first Marine to head a theater-level special operations command, met with the commanding officers of 1st MRSB and 1st Marine Raider Battalion, touring their facilities and visiting the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Salvador R. Moreno, released)
U.S. Marines and Airmen fire Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles during a foreign-weapons familiarization class at Marine Special Operations School’s Individual Training Course, April 10, 2017, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. For the first time, U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s initial Marine Raider training pipeline, representing efforts to build joint mindsets across special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)
Marine Raiders paddle a combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) across the bay for the boating portion of the annual Marine Forces Special Operations Command 2019 Marine Raider Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 12, 2019. The competition fostered camaraderie and tested participants’ operational capabilities consistent with special operations missions through a rigorous evolution of events and to honor Marine Raider heritage. The competition consisted of six teams of six participants hailing from 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Training Center and 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Juan A. Soto-Delgado)
Marine Special Operations School Individual Training Course students fire an M249 squad automatic weapon during night-fire training April 13, 2017, at Camp Lejeune. For the first time, U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s initial Marine Raider training pipeline, representing efforts to build joint mindsets across special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)
Lt. Col. William L. Lombardo assumes command of 2d Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, from Lt. Col. Craig A. Wolfenbarger during a change of command ceremony aboard Courthouse Bay, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 20, 2017. The exchange of the organizational colors symbolizes Wolfenbarger relinquishing his responsibilities as commanding officer of the battalion to Lombardo. Lombardo assumes command after serving with MARSOC Headquarters, G-7 Training and Education Branch. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Salvador R. Moreno)
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