Thursday, February 09, 2006

Corps set to join Special Operations community

This should have been done long ago. I assume that the delay in forming an elite unit was due, in part, to the long standing Marine tradition that all Marines are equal. But, whatever the reason, the Marine Corp now has a special operations unit. I expect that they will carry on with another long standing Marine tradition -severely kicking the enemy's ass.

Submitted by: MCB Quantico
Story Identification #: 200629132558
Story by Pvt. Andrew Keirn

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Feb. 9, 2006) -- The Corps finally has a reserved seat at the joint special operations table.Marine Corps Special Operations Command, which is slated for activation later this month at Camp Lejeune, N.C., will be first commanded by Brig. Gen. Dennis J. Hejlik.

In a long awaited move, MARSOC will unfurl its guideon Feb. 24, formally putting leathernecks under U.S. Special Operations Com-mand for the first time.

With the global war on terrorism creating more tasks best suited for the special operations community, Hejlik is set to guide MARCSOC toward history.

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