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Exclusive Look At How Marines Are Trained To Protect U.S. Embassies And Consulates Around The Globe

December 02, 2016

After the incident at the U.S. Benghazi Embassy in Libya, it’s reasonable to think that there’s an expectation that U.S. Military members, especially U.S. Marines and sailors, would be able to respond within hours to a threat against the U.S. diplomatic corps, U.S. citizens or interests abroad. Congress expects the U.S. Marine Corps to be more forward deployed and to demonstrate that it’s a crisis-reaction force. It’s a tall-order to fulfill. Nonetheless, Marine Security Guards will do just that.

With a mission to provide protection to mission personnel and prevent the compromise of national security information and equipment at designated diplomatic and consular facilities, Marine Security Guards are prepared to execute plans for the protection of the mission and its personnel as directed by the Chief of Mission (COM) or Principal Officer (PO) through the Regional Security Officer. MSG School provides suitability screening and formal training for selected Marines to perform the these duties as Marine Security Guards at foreign Service Missions. Here is an exclusive look at how U.S. Marines are trained to protect 175 embassies and consulates around the globe, through the display of a warrior ethos that put the fear of God in the U.S. enemies, and make U.S. citizens feel protected.


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