Sunday, January 30, 2011
Interestingly enough, there is a story behind my latest USMC designs. So it happened, that I was contacted via this blog by a representative of “Hearts for Heroes”, requesting permission to use a couple of my USMC designs for a non-profit charity flyer. It turns out they are organizing a drive to collect donations and purchase TRX devices, special cold weather gear, and protective/specialized equipment for a Marine Special Operations unit, the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion (2nd MSOB), currently deployed in the mountains of Afghanistan. Keep an eye on their progress (“HeartsforHeroes” is coming soon to Facebook )
They requested my USMC Emblem, MARSOC Emblem, as well as the emblem of the 2nd MSOB, which I did not yet have in my collection. I have seen this as a perfect opportunity for creating insignia of the three Marine Special Operations Battalions, which constitute The Marine Special Operations Regiment (MSOR).
Here you can see freshly-minted emblems of the 1st MSOB ,2nd MSOB
and 3rd MSOB
1st Marine Special Operations Battalion
The 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion was activated on October 26, 2006, and is headquartered at Camp Pendleton, California.
1st Marine Special Operations Battalion (1st MSOB) is organized, trained and equipped to deploy for worldwide missions as directed by MARSOC. It will consist of four Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOCs) and be task-organized with personnel uniquely skilled in reconnaissance, communications, special equipment support, intelligence, and fire-support.
2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion
The 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion activated May 15, 2006, and is headquartered at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
2d MSOB is organized, trained and equipped to deploy for worldwide missions as directed by MARSOC. It will consist of five Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOCs) and be task-organized with personnel uniquely skilled in special equipment support, intelligence and fire-support.
Each MSOC is commanded by a Marine Major and capable of deploying task-organized expeditionary Special Operations Forces for conduct of special reconnaissance and direct action missions in support of the geographic combatant commanders.
3d Marine Special Operations Battalion
The 3d Marine Special Operations Battalion (3d MSOB) trains, equips and deploys Marine Special Operations Forces for worldwide special operations missions as directed by the Marine Special Operations Regiment. The unit is base at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
To active duty or reserve military personnel, veterans and their family members: I grant an explicit permission to download the above images to be used for non-profit/non-commercial and charitable causes, benefiting troops and their families, as well as for non-commercial internal duty-specific purposes, such as unit website design, training materials and presentations.