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Author Couch, Dick, 1943-

Title Always faithful, always forward : the forging of a Special Operations Marine / Dick Couch.

Publication Info. New York : Berkley Caliber, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    359.96 COU    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xxxii, 320 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary Always Faithful, Always Forward follows the journey of a class of Marine candidates from their recruitment, through assessment and selection, to their qualification as Marines Special Operators. The assessment, selection, and training regimes are a combination of psychological testing and intense military training as well as being a physical and professional rite of passage. MARSOC Marines must be efficient, agile, independent, and prepared to live hard in the field. They are warriors trained in the full range of military skills, as well as teachers who can train locals to defend their communities and lead them in battle. But above all, they are Marines. Their ability to leverage their numbers by embedding with the locals and to live in remote locations has, in their short history, made them a valuable force and one with great utility in remote reaches of the world. Retired Navy Captain Dick Couch has been given unprecedented access to this new command and to the individual Marines of this exceptional special-operations unit, allowing him to chronicle the history and development of the Marine Special Operations Command and how they find, recruit, and train their special operators.
Subject United States. Marine Special Operations Command -- History -- 21st century.
United States. Marine Corps -- Officers -- Training of.
United States. Marine Corps -- Physical training.
Commando troops -- Training of -- United States.
Special operations (Military science) -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Added Title Forging of a Special Operations Marine
ISBN 9780425268599

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