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MARSOC embraces WWII heritage

25th August 2017 - 15:51 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


The recent re-designation of the US Marine Special Operations School as the Marine Raider Training Center marked a return to a traditional designation that had been retired for nearly three quarters of a century.

Marine Corps Bulletin 5400, dated 27 March 2017, authorised the commander of Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to make the change in order to capture and revive the esprit de corps associated with the term 'Marine Raider'.

This action represents the final step in MARSOC inheriting the legacy of the original Marine Raiders of World War II, a process begun in August 2015 with

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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