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I n 1987, the Secretary of the Navy directed the reorganization of Naval security forces to better address global terrorist threats to naval installations and assets. This action essentially created the Marine Corps security force (MCSF) battalions that eventually merged at the regimental level and...
Situation The CO, 26th MEU was ordered to assault and secure Dull Garrison Island Airfield #2 so it can be used by follow-on forces arriving from the United States. The airfield is only being defended by one of the enemy’s small battalions (400 men). The battalion headquarters and one rifle company...
“S peaking of R-H-I-P,” said Dusty, “It makes me think about each time I got promoted and the benefits and responsibilities that came with each. “What was your hardest promotion?” I asked. “I remember making sergeant. I was a section leader for eight Marines. I took pride in training the Marines...

Today in History

October 25


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor

1983 - BLT 2/8 of the 22d MAU landed at Grenada at 0500 to rescue 800 college students on the eastern Caribbean island.
Related Story: Grenada - A Rescue Mission By Tom Bartlett Leatherneck Magazine (January 1984)

The Gazette Blog

Sep 7, 2016 | Leadership
There is an almost endless discussion today regarding innovation. Countless books provide blueprints for organizations to innovate, to routinely turn ideas into increased value and profits. This discussion is mirrored in the Marine Corps and across the greater Department of Defense. But one must...