Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Raider Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, carry a Zodiac Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat into the surf at Onslow Beach on base, March 28, 2017. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki, U.S Coast Guard).

MARSOC’s Cognitive Raider Symposium June 2023

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Story by Maj. Mathhew Finnerty, MARSOC. The Cognitive Raider – a foundational concept established with the development and publication of Marine Special Operations Forces 2030 – encompasses the requirement to develop qualities of intellect, judgement, creativity, and teamwork in future […]

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MARSOC’s Exercise RAVEN

July 16, 2021 John Friberg 0

Marine Raiders recently completed a series of pre-deployment training exercises in Tennessee in the spring of 2021. The RAVEN exercises are used by Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to train and evaluate Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOC) and Marine […]

Video - The Birth of MARSOC GSOF Feb 2021

Video – The Birth of MARSOC

March 4, 2021 SOF News 0

Watch a video that provides an interesting conversation and discussion about the birth of MARSOC in 2006. The United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is a component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) that comprises the […]

Task Force South West - MARSOC Marine from Special Operations Task Force West provides security at LZ in Nahr-e-Saraj district, Helmand province. (Photo by Cpl. Kyle McNally, 28 Mar 2012).

MARSOC Celebrates 15th Anniversary

March 2, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. Jesula Jeanlouis, MARSOC, Feb 22, 2021. Marines with Marine Forces Special Operations Command celebrate the 15th anniversary of the organization, Feb. 22, 2021. Fifteen years ago, the Marine Corps combined several of its specialized and uniquely trained […]

MG James Glynn takes command of MARSOC

New MARSOC Commander – MG James Glynn

June 28, 2020 SOF News 0

By Lance Cpl. Christian Ayers, MARSOC, June 26, 2020 Marine Forces Special Operations Command hosted a change of command ceremony today, as the Marine Raiders bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo and welcomed Maj. Gen. James F. Glynn. […]

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Scott Koppenhafer – MARSOC Casualty in Iraq

August 11, 2019 SOF News 0

Gunnery Sergeant Scott Koppenhafer died from injuries sustained during combat action in Iraq on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He suffered fatal wounds while on a planned operation with Iraqi Security Forces. He was a member of the 2nd Marine Raider […]

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24th MEU and MARSOC Conduct Training in Urban Skills

November 8, 2016 SOF News 0

Military policemen from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted urban skills training in November with MARSOC instructors. The Marines from the MEU’s law enforcement detachment attended classes, conducted drills, and ran through rehearsals in urban patrolling and close quarters […]

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MARSOC goes with 9mm Glock 19

October 21, 2016 SOF News 0

The Marines Special Operations Command  – MARSOC is going with the 9mm Glock 19 as its secondary weapon. They picked the 9mm over the .45 caliber for a number of reasons to include accuracy and cost. The Glock provides a […]

11th Airborne Division Jumps in Alaska

Special Operations News – February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: U.S. Army Soldier Pfc. David Hanson, from 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, […]

SEALs Operate Submarine Propulsion Vehicle

Special Operations News – February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Operators use a Submarine Exploration (SUEX) diver propulsion vehicle during a sustainment exercise in Virginia Beach, Va. […]

SM-2 Block III Missile

Special Operations News – January 29, 2024

January 29, 2024 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: The guided missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy fires an SM-2 Block III missile during a live-fire exercise in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. […]

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“Tip of the Spear” – December 2023

January 26, 2024 DVIDS 0

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has posted online its December 2023 issue of Tip of the Spear. This is a news rollup of the major SOF component commands and the Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs). Some interesting reading […]