Tuesday, December 14, 2010
USMC Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) emblem
I have decided to continue my USMC Insignia series under the CafePress USMC Fan Portal program. After all, this is the only POD holding a valid USMC license, allowing their contributing artists to offer USMC designs commercially. So, my immediate plan is to recreate emblems of the major USMC commands. After those are complete, I plan to continue with USMC units, starting with divisions, and then moving to regiments and battalions. The next step would be USMC Aviation, and support units.
The first in the series was the emblem of United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC). It is a component command of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) that comprises the Marine Corps' contribution to SOCOM. Its core capabilities are direct action, special reconnaissance and foreign internal defense. MARSOC has also been directed to conduct counter-terrorism, information operations, and unconventional warfare. MARSOC was officially activated on February 24, 2006 with ceremonies at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.