Notice Marine Corps Recon and/or MARSOC - Start Here

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Before beginning a new thread on your aspirations/questions regarding Marine Corps Recon or MARSOC, please review the links below and see what applies. Tag onto a current conversation if you can. Also, be sure to check out the "Search Function" linked below, it is one of the best forum search engines out there. This thread will be updated with new links as necessary.

Link to ShadowSpear Search function (begin here)
Link to rucking threads (review before beginning a rucking thread)

History
.Battle of Shewan (recommended reading)
Battle of Shewan (recommended reading)
.The past aligned with the future: MARSOC becomes Marine Raiders
.Task Force Violent
.Aarugha: Marine Recon (rare documented history)
MARSOC Badge
MARINE SPECIAL OPERATORS BREAST INSIGNIA
.Recon MOS

Pre-Reading
.Dissertation on statistical predictors for BRC
.1st Force Commander's Guidance
.The Future of Reconnaissance
.Fix Recon
.Excellent speech given to newly minted Recon Marines

Pre Bootcamp
Recon Faq
.RECON questions i have not seen answered and a personal question
.I enlisted in the Marines!
.Quick Question (paging any Recruiters)
.Question about uz contract
.Questions about Marine Raiders (MARSOC)
.Recon Training Company References
Contract Advice
.Questions about MART and Recon Screening
Recon MOS
.Question I haven't seen answered about Marsoc

Officer related area
.Best Officer MOS for future MARSOC/FORECON
.Recon Officer
.0302 vs. 0203
.Questions Regarding MARSOC Mission and Recon Future
.A Confusing Path to MARSOC
.How does life in Division Recon differ from Force Recon?
.Force Recon Officer
.ITC Officer Composition and Retention
Is it possible for a new officer to go directly to a Force Recon billet or MARSOC billet?
Reserve Recon Officer
Aviator to MARSOC
.United States Marine Reconnaissance Officer Up-to-Date Information

Currently enlisted
.Recon question..
.Useful information for going MARSOC+ Inter-service transfer to SF

.Standard Corpsman billet for Raider Battalion
.TIG for Sgt
.Rank/ front lines
.The Posture of a Lat-Mover
.EAS vs A&S?
.Step it up Marines
Gear Recommendations for BRC
.Can pilots eventually become MARSOC or serve specifically in the special operations capacity?


Fallen - RIP
.RIP SSGT Caleb Medley Force Recon
.Yankees/Raiders lost
In memory of LtCol Shea
.Helo Crash at Eglin AFB
.Sgt Charles C. Strong USMC
Cpl. Alejandro Romero, 3rd Recon Battalion.
Sgt Robert Glenn "Bob" Morris, Marine Recon
John Yancy, Raider, Navy Cross x2
Raider Dies in Accident


Relationships and SOF
.I want to try out for MARSOC. Am I crazy?

Reserves
.Reserve Recon FAQ
.Force Recon Reserve Pipeline
.Trying out for MARSOC as a reservist
.Reserve Marine Recon Q`s
.Recon Reserve Question
.4th Force Recon Questions - Non-prior Service
.Reserve Recon Pipeline Questions
.Reserve Reconnaissance Recruitment Information
.A paper written on Reserve Recon
Reserve Recon Officer
.Bringing back the APAT- Reserve Recon folks, input?

SARC
.There a need for FMF Corpsman and SARCs?
.SARC pipeline and recycling
.SARC questions
..There a need for FMF Corpsman and SARCs?
.The Battlefield Saints
SARC Screening?

Scout/Sniper
.Prior to Scout/Sniper, which Infantry MOS should you hold?

SOCS
.CSO vs. SOCS-C
.SOCS-B JTAC
MARSOC SOCS vs CSO
SOCS-C JACK

Vision Related Questions
.Vision question
.Where/ when would you get PRK surgery during a SOF pipeline, in particular the pipelines that include combat diver training (SARC, SEAL etc.)
.Is failing the depth perception test disqualifying for an 0321 Reserve Contract?
.Wearing Glasses Through Reconnaissance Pipeline

Overall fitness section and Prep
.ITC Prep Advice
.MARSOC uses feedback to change workout prep program
.Endurance Athletes in MARSOC
.Knots
.Recon Rope Length//Thickness
.Radio Recon and BRC Prep
Nick K's Marine Raider Prep

Swimming section
.Swimming Strokes
.MARSOC Swim Prep
.Treading Water
.Has anyone giving Stew Smith's Recon/MARSOC Prep Guide a try?
Is it possible to prepare for bottom samples?

Successful Selections
.A&S Selection 17-2
2-14 April A&S
 
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RoosterJ

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This thread is fantastic, thank you for taking the time to put that together. Killer.
 

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See, Marines, this is what can happen when you put the crayons down just for a little bit. Stuff!
 
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