Tag Archives: MSOB

Two MARSOC Marines’ Families Receive Navy Cross


CAMP PENDLETON, CA (GySgt. Robert Storm) – Staff Sergeant Sky Mote and Capt. Matthew Manoukian were posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and second highest decoration for valor, during an award ceremony at, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion headquarters, Jan. 18. “Staff Sergeant Mote could have exited the …

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Two Fallen MARSOC Marines to Receive Navy Cross


CAMP PENDLETON, CA – Two Marines from 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion will be posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. The awards will be received by the families of Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote and Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian respectively during a ceremony at 1st MSOB Headquarters on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 …

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MSOB Marine Awarded Silver Star for Afghanistan Efforts


CAMP PENDLETON, CA – Maj. Robb McDonald, air officer with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, received the Silver Star aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 9, for taking immediate action against the enemy while deployed to Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, pinned the nation’s third highest award on McDonald who in 2012, …

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1st Marine Special Operations Battalion (1st MSOB)


The 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion (MSOB) is a special operations unit of the United States Marine Corps and a subordinate combat component of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command. The Battalions’ organization was finalized in 2006 and is one of three battalions of the Marine Special Operations Regiment. Organization In October 2006 Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) was …

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2d Marine Special Operations Battalion (2d MSOB)

Dynamic Assault keeps spec ops on target

The 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion (2d MSOB) activated May 15, 2006 and is headquartered at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Many of its Marines are battle-hardened veterans of 2d Force Reconnaissance Company who, having already formed the first Marine Special Operations Company, continue a rigorous training program to meet or exceed Special Operations Force standards in preparation for deployments with Marine …

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3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion (3d MSOB)

3rd MSOB Marines conduct HAHO training

The 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion (1st MSOB) was activated on October 26, 2006, and is headquartered at Camp Pendleton, California. 1st 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 …

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