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 Marine Corps’ contribution to SOCOM. Its core capabilities are direct action, special reconnaissance, and foreign internal defense. The Global SOF Foundation, as part of its SOF Stories: Live! presents this video on its YouTube channel. The video event was streamed live on February 17, 2021.
This event was hosted by CMSgt (Ret) Randy Anderson and moderated by CSM (Ret) Rick Lamb of the Global SOF Foundation. The guests were former Marines who played a key role in the formation of MARSOC. Col (Ret) Giles Kyser and MGySgt (Ret) Joseph Settelen go back into their history and share their personal insights into how MARSOC began. They discuss the politics, challenges, and opportunities associated with the formation of MARSOC and inclusion as part of SOCOM.
The Birth of MARSOC (Part I)
Global SOF Foundation
February 17, 2021, one-hour