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A critical skills operator with 1st Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, discusses simulated terrorist activity in the community with the mayor of the area during a Direct Action exercise in Picayune, Miss., Nov. 2, 2017. Marines with 1st MRB participated in RAVEN 18-02, a 10-day realistic military training exercise designed to assess the Marine Special Operations Companies and Marine Special Operations Teams’ capability to effectively complete their missions. RAVEN is the culminating exercise for MSOCs and subordinate MSOTs meant to enhance the battalion’s readiness for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryann K. Whitley) - A critical skills operator with 1st Marine Raider Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, discusses simulated terrorist activity in the community with the mayor of the area during a Direct Action exercise in Picayune, Miss., Nov. 2, 2017. Marines with 1st MRB participated in RAVEN 18-02, a 10-day realistic military training exercise designed to assess the Marine Special Operations Companies and Marine Special Operations Teams’ capability to effectively complete their missions. RAVEN is the culminating exercise for MSOCs and subordinate MSOTs meant to enhance the battalion’s readiness for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps 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) - 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)

Retired Sgt. Maj. Chris Crawford, center, basketball and golf league director for MCCS Camp Pendleton, oversees the Raiders and Tracks teams during the 2017 USAA Commanding General’s Cup championship basketball tournament at Paige Fieldhouse on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017. 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command played against Assault Amphibian School Battalion (Tracks) in the championship game, losing 84-74. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryann K. Whitley) - Retired Sgt. Maj. Chris Crawford, center, basketball and golf league director for MCCS Camp Pendleton, oversees the Raiders and Tracks teams during the 2017 USAA Commanding General’s Cup championship basketball tournament at Paige Fieldhouse on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017. 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command played against Assault Amphibian School Battalion (Tracks) in the championship game, losing 84-74. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryann K. Whitley)

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) - 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)