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Combat Center SRT develops its Marines in fire, movement and breaching techniques

January 05, 2021

Marines with the Special Reaction Team, Provost Marshall’s Office, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, executed training on fire, movement and breaching techniques at the base Dec. 11, 2020. SRT Marines are military police officers trained in responding to hostage situations, active shooters and barricaded suspects. “Our primary mission as the Special Reaction Team requires us to handle all the sorts of calls too erratic for your average military police officer” said Sgt. Marcus L. Edwards, SRT commander. “PMO is always a first response to emergencies. We act as a secondary reaction force in any incidents of suspected terrorism, active shooters or in the case that a suspect is barricaded in place.”…

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Edgar Wooten (left), basic entryman, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Marcus Edwards (right), team commander, Special Reaction Team, Provost Marshall’s Office, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, practice coordinated movement techniques during an SRT familiarization range at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Dec. 11, 2020. SRT Marines are military police officers trained in hostage situation, active shooter and barricaded suspect response. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)