Joining Detachment One

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November 5th, 2005   #1

Joining Detachment One info

Once a recruit makes it through Marine Corps bootcamp and School of Infantry (or MCT), does anyone know what the new training pipeline will be for joining the Marine Corp's newest group of special forces?

Ignorance is Ignorance but some swords are single edged... \"Semper Fi Mac!\"
November 7th, 2005   #2
Recon Indoc

At the very least.

Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison

We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.

Semper Fi !
November 7th, 2005   #3
MARSOC doesn't have open recruiting or a defined and published for public consumption pipeline at this time. Remember, this is new..and all of the Marines are experienced in their fields. Do not expect to learn anything about it for some time.

Your best option is to attempt Indoc at SOI, as 03 indicated. If you pass, congrats..become the best Recon Marine you can be and do not worry about anything else. For now, however, I wouldn't worry about anything but becoming a Marine, if that is your goal.

Also, the Marine Corps doesn't have Special Forces, this is an asset only the US Army possess.
November 8th, 2005   #4
Oh ok, I was under the impression that the Marine Corps Special Operations Command meant that Detachment One was considered Special Forces.
November 8th, 2005   #5
isnt Force Recon special forces?

November 8th, 2005   #6
Again, Special Forces is only an asset the United States Army has. It is a unit title, like Navy SEALs or Army Rangers. Army Special Forces is a title for a group.

Special Operations Forces, or SOF would be the correct terminology.
November 9th, 2005   #7
Oh okay, thanks RnderSafe