(VIDEO) Watch Force Recon Marines Train On The 31st MEU
Force Recon Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) provide a number of specialized skills to commanders wherever the MEU happens to be. Force Recon works in smaller teams than traditional infantry, and they train to have a wide set of specialized skill sets that allow them to execute deep reconnaissance, direct action missions, Vessel Borne Search and Seizures (VBSS) and dangerous inserts and extracts of gear and personnel.
While attached to the MEU, they have the unique opportunity to train around the globe for the many missions that they are capable of. From multiple shooting courses to training for Close Quarters Battle (CQB), these Marines stay ready to be as deadly as possible on the battlefield.
They also train to use many different weapons at their disposal, from specialized sniper rifles to basic pistol rigs. Of course, another big part of the recon community is photography and the use of optics that aid in reconnaissance and they also train to be proficient with those as well.
Of course, for any aspect of the MEU to function properly, all the separate entities must work together to ensure that the mission can be met. Even down to the smallest, menial jobs, the MEU requires everyones best effort to patrol the seas and keep America safe.
Check out the video for yourself below: