Thursday, February 17, 2011
MARSOC Has New Job Specialty MOS for Special Operators
The Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) has been given the green light for keeping many of its MARSOC trained operators. MARSOC now has a new MOS for its operators which will allow them to stay with MARSOC as a career instead of rotating back to a Marine line unit. This will be a huge jump forward for MARSOC as it will be able to keep special operators with unique skills, language expertise, and valuable specialty training (HALO, combat diver, explosives) within its ranks. Many in the Special Forces community saw this lack of a special operator job specialty as a limiting factor on the professionalism of Marine special operators. Read more in "Amos OKs new MOS for MARSOC", Marine Corps Times, February 14, 2011.