MARINE CORPS FORCES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
COMMANDER - Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III
SERGEANT MAJOR - Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer
MARSOC IS HOME TO:
Critical Skills Operators
Special Operations Officers
Special Operations Capabilities Specialists
Special Operations Combat Services Specialists
Critical Skills Operators/Special Operations Officers
Critical Skills Operators are the front line Marines and Sailors who are complex problem solvers able to operate across the full spectrum of special operations in small teams under ambiguous, sometimes austere, environments while maintaining a high level of mental flexibility and physical endurance. CSOs exemplify the Marine Corps’ concepts of distributed operations and the strategic corporal. These warrior-diplomats are able to operate across the spectrum of force. They are experts in utilizing the right force at the right time with the right effect. MARSOC forces provide foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, and direct action capabilities to commanders.
Special Operations Capabilities and Combat Services Specialists
Special Operations Capabilities Specialists include Joint Terminal Attack Controllers who call in close air support aircraft and indirect fires for Marine special operations teams; communicators, who plan, install, operate, maintain and protect organic narrowband, voice, video and data radios, terminals and services in support of assigned missions; intelligence enablers who provide geospatial, human and signals intelligence; and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians. Special Operations Combat Service Support Specialists provide intrinsic combat service support and logistics capabilities including administrative, fiscal, medical, engineer, ammunition and supply.
LOCATION: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
ESTABLISHED: Feb. 24, 2006
MISSION: MARSOC’s mission is to train, sustain, and deploy scalable, expeditionary forces worldwide to accomplish special operations missions assigned by U.S. Special Operations Command. To accomplish that, MARSOC equips and trains Marines to succeed in austere conditions against a wide range of adversaries. MARSOC executes complex, distributed operations in uncertain environments, achieving silent success and strategic impact.
PEOPLE: Nearly 3,000
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