The 1st Marine Raider Battalion was activated on October 26, 2006, and is headquartered at Camp Pendleton, California. It was re-designated as 1st Marine Raider Battalion on June 19, 2015.
1st Marine Raider Battalion is organized, trained and equipped to deploy for worldwide missions as directed by MARSOC. Each Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOCs) is task-organized with personnel uniquely skilled in special equipment support, intelligence and fire-support.
Each MSOC is commanded by a Marine Major and capable of deploying task-organized expeditionary Special Operations Forces for the conduct of full spectrum SOF operations in support of the geographic combatant commanders.