|This is an article about ANGLICO but it highlights the shame of the neglect suffered by Specialty Units in the Corps. It shows ANGLICO shuffling for equipment and funding after being reconstituted in 2003.
Its not to say that they were any less effective or any less "special" than any other comparable unit in the world.
But to ignore the fact that the new relationship btw SOCOM and the Corps has benefited these Specialty Units is wrong.
And its not to say that SOCOM is fixing these Units, they don't have a hand in it, but the new relationship has forced the Corps to change its way of thinking about the value of these units. Hence a change in Funding, and Prioritizing T/O, T/E, and TTP.