Ever wonder what it takes to be a part of the Marine Special Operations Command? The U.S. Marine Corps is widely considered America’s 911 force. A branch of service that, given the nature of its stated mission, its history, and its assignments could be considered a special operations branch altogether. Starting with its famous basic training that turns soft civilians into hardened and battle-ready warriors, the U.S. Marine Corps has always been an elite fighting force, priding themselves into be called “The Few. The Proud. The Marines”.
This reputation doesn’t come without merit. The Marines has always been one of the best trained and complete military units in the planet. When you see a commander challenging already proven active duty Marines, you know it must be something special, and indeed it is. In this video, more than 100 Marines accomplished the first step in the grueling process of becoming a Critical Skills Operator (a Raider) after successfully completing Phase I of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Assessment and Selection aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The question is, do you have what it takes to be one of them?
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