The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) just got a blast from the past: Its elite Special Operations Command will adopt the iconic “Raiders” name used by commandos during World War II to describe its Special Operations troops in the 21st Century.
With the proclamation of Commandant of the Marine Corps General James Amos on August 6th, MARSOC is officially re-flagged “Marine Raiders”. We are proud to carry on the history, valor, and special operations heritage of these legendary men.
Read the full story at their website: http://www.marsoc.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/the-past-aligned-with-the-future-marsoc-becomes-marine-raiders
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