CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The Marine Corps special operations command is getting its own intelligence unit.
The MARSOC Intelligence Battalion will be activated on Tuesday at a ceremony at Camp Lejeune. The battalion will train and provide intelligence to Marine special operations missions worldwide.
The Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command was created in 2006 and is part of the U.S. Special Operations Command. MARSOC Marines are trained to do a variety of missions from raids to training foreign armies.
Last year, MARSOC sent 28 deployments to 13 countries, including Afghanistan, and supported 10 major exercises. It also started its own training course.