|Good day gentleman, Sorry for my hiatus. College has started back up and I've been getting my package together to transfer to a school in Tokyo next fall.
But anyway back to MARSOC I've been doing some digging into the MSOCs (Marine Special Operations Companies) that deploy w/the MEU(SOC)s and have gathered some info on a few questions that and many people, including myself have had about such things as:
Compostion: Who's in an MSOC and what do they do?
Tasking: This was a big question. When they deploy w/ a MEU(SOC) they are under the tactical control(tacon) of the MEU CO(*1), an 0-6 COL, and the OPCON of the TSOC, Theater Special Operations CO usually a 3star, they say "separable but not separate" from the MEU. But when a mission comes down the pipe, who do they belong to? If the TSOC needs them do they leave the MEU(SOC) w/out any Special Mission capability. Keep in mind the MEU(SOC) sacrificed the MSPF so the MSOCs could be formed.
? (*1) When at sea the entire MEU(SOC), including the MSOC, is under the command of the Navy PHIBRON CO, an 0-6 CAPT.
Training: What is the Training Pipeline and who receives what?
Missions: This question most people already have a general answer for but what I'll be addressing is what most people outside the Marine Corps don't understand about how the MC operates, and what has been absent in SOCOM to date. That's a Full Spectrum Battle-Spacing Capability; the MSOC will provide this along w/ a previously unseen level of unit flexibility.
Like in my years B4 in the MC, B4 we start a brief its always best to begin with an attention getter. Some form of info that gets everyone on the same page and facilitates the understanding of the info provided in the brief.
I've chosen an article by the Times for this. My infomation isn't based off of it my info goes well beyond the art., it contradicts some points and expands others. But what the art. does is cover some basics that I don't feel like writing about. If you have any ?'s on the art. ask but i'm want to stay w/the MSOC.
The art. covers some info on DET-1; some missions, some training, some structure, this will help form an idea of how the MC has shaped the MSOCs per SOCOM's requests for what they need.