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MCSOCOM Detachment One
MCSOCOM Detachment One

Marine Corps Detachment One, United States Special Operations Command, or MCSOCOM Detachment One (DET1), is the USMC's contribution to USSOCOM. It is an eighty-six man unit, 81 Marines and 5 Navy corpsmen, commanded by Col. Robert J. Coates, former commanding officer of 1st Force Reconnaissance Company. DET1 was activated on June 20, 2003 and has its headquarters at Camp Del Mar Boat Basin. The unit is organized underneath Naval Special Warfare Squadron One. The unit can conduct direct action, Special reconnaissance, Coalition Support missions, and on a limited scale foreign internal defense. Image File history File links MCSOCOM Detachment One logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links MCSOCOM Detachment One logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... Emblem of the United States Special Operations Command. ... Official Name USMC Force Reconnaissance Force Recon Marines Branch United States Marine Corps Command Structure MARFORPAC; MEF I, III; MEU(SOC) 11, 13, 15, 31 MARFORLANT, MEF II; MEU(SOC) 22, 24, 26 MARFORRES, Reserves Description MEU(SOC) Deep Recon Capability, Special Operations Capability Readiness Any shore in the world... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Missions: Detachment 1 conducted operations in Iraq with Naval Special Warfare Squadron One.


Training and selection: All recruits for detachment 1 are taken from the Marine Corps' Force Recon companies. After being selected the Marines go through a Marine Special Ops training course. The original Marines picked to form the Detachment were hand picked from over 500 personnel records. These Marines are the best of the best.


Insignia: Detachment One's Insignia comes from the World War II Marine Raider's patch. This is the blue patch with the skull and stars. The parachute wings represent airborne qualified status and the mask above it represents the combat diver qualification.


History: Although Detachment 1 in a relatively new unit it's heritage can be traced back to the World War II Marine Raiders. In WWII the marine Raiders were banded together to seize key beaches and hills and also conduct guerilla-style strikes against Japense Forces. After two years the Raiders were disbanded but they set the stage for today's Detachment 1.


In 1986, when the Department of Defense established the new joint Special Operations Command, the Marine Corps opted not to participate. This was due to a desire to retain the Corps' Force Reconnaissance units within the MAGTF command structure and out of a desire to prevent the development of an "elite" within the Marine Corps that Marine Corps leadership believed would be at the expense of the effectiveness of the Corps as a whole. Following the September 11th attacks and the current global war on terror, and following the desires of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, this policy was rethought and DET1 became the pilot project for Marine Corps participation in SOCOM. The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... Emblem of the United States Special Operations Command. ... Official Name USMC Force Reconnaissance Force Recon Marines Branch United States Marine Corps Command Structure MARFORPAC; MEF I, III; MEU(SOC) 11, 13, 15, 31 MARFORLANT, MEF II; MEU(SOC) 22, 24, 26 MARFORRES, Reserves Description MEU(SOC) Deep Recon Capability, Special Operations Capability Readiness Any shore in the world... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The war on terrorism or war on terror (abbreviated in U.S. policy circles as GWOT for Global War on Terror) is an effort by the governments of the United States and its principal allies to destroy groups deemed to be terrorist (primarily radical Islamist organizations such as al-Qaeda...


The Future of Marine Corps Participation in SOCOM

Following a meeting between SOCOM chief Army General Bryan Brown, Marine Corps Commandant General Michael Hagee and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on 28 October 2005, the announcement was made for a permanent Marine Corps presence in SOCOM. Named MARSOC, it will be numbered at roughly 2,700 Marines, be headquartered at Camp Lejuene, N.C., with subunits in Camp Pendleton, C.A.,and will be commanded by Brigadier General Dennis Hejlik, currently the deputy commander of I Marine Expeditionary Force. The Marine Corps has not set an official date for the start, but the earliest elements should be starting operations in mid-2006. Michael W. Hagee General Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps, graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. ... Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is an American politician and businessman who has served as the 21st Secretary of Defense of the United States since January 20, 2001, under President George W. Bush. ... Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is a new subordinate command to the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) that is to contain the Marine Corps planned contribution to SOCOM. It was announced on 1 November 2005 by US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, following a meeting between him, SOCOM chief Army... Brigadier General Hejlik is the Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force. ...


At the time MARSOC stands up, DET1 is planned to be folded into the new command.


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MCSOCOM Detachment One at AllExperts (949 words)
Marine Corps Special Operations Command Detachment One (MCSOCOM Detachment One or Det 1), was a pilot program to assess the value of Marine special operations forces permanently detached to the United States Special Operations Command.
The detachment, though lacking organic aviation, operated under the Marine Air-Ground Task Force philosophy of leveraging integrated, complementary capabilities to be more effective than the sum of its parts.
Detachment One's Insignia comes from the World War II Marine Raider's patch, a blue patch with a skull and stars.
ONE GOOD PISTOL: Kimber MCSOCOM ICQB (2259 words)
As the vanguard for a new Close Quarter Battle (CQB) 1911 pistol, the MCSOCOM pistol is known as the Interim Close Quarter Battle (ICQB) Pistol.
Also adopted by Det-1 was a special MCSOCOM Knife designed by Strider Knives, of San Marcos, California.
Each MCSOCOM knife is numbered to match each pistol and is only available to the Det-1.
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