For the last decade, the Marine Corps’ special operations command (MARSOC) has trained top operators at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Since February 24, 2006, Marines have spent an average of 11 months of gruelling training in order to join the elite tier of the Corps’.
Some of the physical assessments include a 300 yard swim in cammies and a brutal 12-mile timed rucksack run carrying 45 pounds of gear.
In honour of the tenth birthday of MARSOC, come along and see what the training is like.
MARSOC training begins with Phase One, a 10 week long course that focuses on basic skills that all operators will need to master.
All Marines must also master survival skills such as Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) training and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC).
After a successful completion of Phase One, Marines enter into 8 weeks of Small Unit Tactics in Phase Two.
After completion of Phase Two, successful Marines enter into 5 weeks of Close Quarters Battles training.
Phase Three focuses on the necessary martial skills that all MARSOC operators must master to survive during their missions.
... As well as learning the tactics and techniques required for successfully conducting raids on urban, rural, and maritime objects.
This phase, dubbed Irregular Warfare, requires that Marines demonstrate a complete mastery of all preceding skills.
MARSOC operators are required to then train, advise, and successfully operate with the partner nation forces. MARSOC has operated in more than 40 countries.
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