Have you ever wondered where these guys that salute the President of the United States and stand like statues in front of the embassies come from? A lot more than well-trained and coordinated service members tasked with saluting and representing a the U.S. military, these service members are active duty U.S. Marine Security Guards who undergo extensive pre-screening and subsequent training to protect the President of the United States and U.S. embassies around the world in case of any attack.
Described as service members who perform duties which have been designated to be extremely difficult or to involve an unusual degree of responsibility in a military skill, these U.S. Marines are part of what’s known as Special Duty Assignments. They, along with several other service members from all the other U.S. military branches, are highly selected individuals asked to perform duties that only a selected few could. Here, U.S. Marine Security Guards with 1st Marine Logistics Group discuss the personal and professional benefits of completing special duty assignments as Marine security guards. Truly amazing.