MCSOCOM Detachment One Part I: The SOC Program

“Before MARSOC there was Det One”. Great article written from the guys at SOFREP. Check it out if you´re interested!

When USSOCOM was established by the Nunn-Cohen Act in 1987, the Marine Corps declined to contribute forces to the new joint entity.

MCSOCOM Detachment One

There were a number of reasons, including the Marine Corps’ belief that becoming involved in SOCOM, or even running it (it had been suggested that SOCOM be placed under Marine Corps command), would interfere with the Marine Corps’ flexibility and maritime capability. There was also a good deal of distrust toward Special Operations at the time, with the debacle at Desert One still in everyone’s mind.

Read the full article over at SOFREP >here<