Marine Raiders Conduct Jungle Training

Marine Raiders Conduct Jungle Training in Hawaii

September 21, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Henry Rodriguez. A team of Marine Raiders recently completed a jungle tracking and mobility course as part of their pre-deployment training program. The course, administered by instructors from the Tactical Tracking Operations School, teaches mobility in a jungle […]

MSOC conducts Exercise Raven

Marine Raiders (MSOC) Complete Exercise Raven

August 4, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Henry Rodriguez. Before heading out on any deployment, Marine Corps units are required to conduct a pre-deployment training cycle. What this cycle looks like varies greatly depending on the unit, mission, and requirements. For Marine Raiders with Marine Forces […]

Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Raider Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, carry a Zodiac Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat into the surf at Onslow Beach on base, March 28, 2017. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki, U.S Coast Guard).

MARSOC’s Cognitive Raider Symposium June 2023

April 11, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Maj. Mathhew Finnerty, MARSOC. The Cognitive Raider – a foundational concept established with the development and publication of Marine Special Operations Forces 2030 – encompasses the requirement to develop qualities of intellect, judgement, creativity, and teamwork in future […]

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Marine Raiders – History and Legacy

April 7, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Cpl. Henry Rodriguez II. During its 17th anniversary on Feb. 24, 2023, Marine Forces Special Operations Command and the Marine Raiders that fill its ranks celebrated a history and legacy that extends beyond the most recent years as […]

Exercise Raven Spring 2021


July 16, 2021 John Friberg 0

Marine Raiders recently completed a series of pre-deployment training exercises in Tennessee in the spring of 2021. The RAVEN exercises are used by Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to train and evaluate Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOC) and Marine […]

Task Force South West - MARSOC Marine from Special Operations Task Force West provides security at LZ in Nahr-e-Saraj district, Helmand province. (Photo by Cpl. Kyle McNally, 28 Mar 2012).

MARSOC Celebrates 15th Anniversary

March 2, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. Jesula Jeanlouis, MARSOC, Feb 22, 2021. Marines with Marine Forces Special Operations Command celebrate the 15th anniversary of the organization, Feb. 22, 2021. Fifteen years ago, the Marine Corps combined several of its specialized and uniquely trained […]

MG James Glynn takes command of MARSOC

New MARSOC Commander – MG James Glynn

June 28, 2020 SOF News 0

By Lance Cpl. Christian Ayers, MARSOC, June 26, 2020 Marine Forces Special Operations Command hosted a change of command ceremony today, as the Marine Raiders bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo and welcomed Maj. Gen. James F. Glynn. […]

SGT Wolfgang Weninger Marine Raider

SGT Wolfgang Weninger – Marine Raider – RIP

June 18, 2020 SOF News 0

Marine Forces Special Operations Command announced the death of a Marine Raider, SGT Wolfgang Weninger, from an airborne training accident at Fort Benning, Georgia on June 16, 2020. He was attending the U.S. Army’s Basic Airborne Course and suffered fatal […]

Force Design 2030 Marine Corps

MARSOF and Force Design 2030

March 27, 2020 SOF News 0

On March 23, 2020 the United States Marine Corps published its Force Design 2030. The 15-page document provides a roadmap ahead for the Marine Corps with major changes to mission and organization. Naturally, a document of this importance will be […]

Scott Koppnehafer

Scott Koppenhafer – MARSOC Casualty in Iraq

August 11, 2019 SOF News 0

Gunnery Sergeant Scott Koppenhafer died from injuries sustained during combat action in Iraq on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He suffered fatal wounds while on a planned operation with Iraqi Security Forces. He was a member of the 2nd Marine Raider […]


24th MEU and MARSOC Conduct Training in Urban Skills

November 8, 2016 SOF News 0

Military policemen from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted urban skills training in November with MARSOC instructors. The Marines from the MEU’s law enforcement detachment attended classes, conducted drills, and ran through rehearsals in urban patrolling and close quarters […]