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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

What Is a Marine Raider?



Marine Raiders are the Corps’ special operations unit and the newest addition to US Special Operations Command. Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) was established in 2006, and the unit’s critical skills operators were officially designated “Raiders” in 2015 — a tribute to and extension of the proud legacy of the Marine Raider battalions of World War II, which were developed as a special missions force in 1942 and disbanded two years later.



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