posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:01 AM
a reply to: seagull
There's two main differences between MARSOC/Raiders and Force Recon.
You can still join Recon as a new Marine. The Raiders don't like taking anybody that isn't at least a non-com already.
Recon is homogenous, the Raiders aren't. Recon is a tool for division commanders to have ready at hand for missions anywhere the division needs them.
The Raiders belong to USSOCOM, and any mission for them has to be run through that command.
I don't think Recon is going anywhere, purely because the division commanders like being able to pick up a phone and say "go" instead of picking up
the phone and saying "can I have?"
My Gramps was a Raider in the very early days of their existence. When I saw this article yesterday I about peed my pants. I think it's freaking
Thanks for posting OP