Making Marine Security Guards

Marine  are currently protecting 175 embassies and consulates around the globe. This is a job we often forget with all the blood and guts infantry videos coming from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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4 thoughts on “Making Marine Security Guards

  1. Great video, man.

    I once went to school with an MSG who did his tours in Rio and some W. African nation, I think Benin or Togo. Came home with a hot Brazilian wife. I don’t remember if FAST and MSG are joined together at the hip, but those two programs right now look interesting. This is gonna be the tip of the spear for Marines, I think, once we start drawing down.

    MARSOC and all the Recon elements are all find and dandy, but FAST/MSG will divine the Corps. I just hope they keep expanding their scope out there, like doing some DIA stuff, language courses for these Marines, run informants, laise with local police, etc. etc. just keep expanding.

    They’re great entry points for post-Marine Corps endeavors also, either DSS, LE and IC, also State Dept.


    • Agreed. And it’s also one of those missions that we totally own and no branch threatens to take from us.

      It’s funny, when I was in the fleet, we used to joke about Security Forces and practically call them pogues. (Just good ole’ typical rivalry stuff…)

      But after seeing this video, I would have LOVED to have been in Security Forces for a year or two…


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