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Marine Forces Special Operations Command
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Our Mission

Today will be different

Our mission is to recruit, train, sustain, and deploy scalable, expeditionary forces worldwide to accomplish special operations missions assigned by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). To accomplish that, we equip and train Marines to succeed in austere conditions against a wide range of adversaries. Marine Raiders execute complex, distributed operations in uncertain environments, achieving silent success and strategic impact.

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MARSOC, V18 conduct interoperability training
Marine Forces, Special Operations Command
April 29, 2022 | 2:15
MARSOC, V18 conduct interoperability training
Marine Forces, Special Operations Command
April 29, 2022 | 2:15
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MDIOC: Creating intelligence SOCS
MARSOC Marines explain Commandant’s Retention Program
All-source intelligence specialist answers questions about intel SOCS
MARSOC EOD conducts pre-deployment primer
Marine Raiders conduct RAVEN alongside FMF Marines and Green Berets
MARSOC, V18 conduct interoperability training



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Major General Matthew G. Trollinger

Major General Matthew G. Trollinger is currently serving as the Commander of Marine Forces Special Operations Command. Major General Trollinger is a graduate of Old Dominion University and was commissioned into the Marine Corps in 1990. An infantry officer, Major General Trollinger has a diverse background in reconnaissance, security forces, and special operations, deploying numerous times in support of both routine and emergent requirements.

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Sergeant Major Anthony J. Loftus
Command Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Anthony Loftus enlisted in the Marine Corps September 1998 and attended recruit training aboard MCRD, San Diego, CA. Upon graduation, he reported to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA, for Marine Combat Training. Following MCT, he reported to Marine Corps Engineer School, Court House Bay, Camp Lejeune, NC where he received the MOS of 1171 and was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.

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Master Gunnery Sergeant Randall M. Small
Command SOF Senior Enlisted Advisor

Master Gunnery Sergeant Small enlisted in the Marine Corps on June 15, 1999. He graduated from MCRD, Parris Island, in September, 1999. From November to January 2000, he attended the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center for training as an Intelligence Specialist. Upon graduation, MGySgt Small checked into 2d Reconnaissance Battalion as a 0231.

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MCPO Joseph Martin
Command Master Chief

In May of 1999, MCPO Martin enlisted as a Seaman Recruit and attended Basic Training at Navy Recruit Training Center Great Lakes. Upon graduation, he attended Hospital Corpsman “A” school. In March 2000, he attended Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton. After successful completion of FMSS he reported to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion 1st MARDIV and deployed with Company D attached to the 13th MEU.

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