MARSOC revamps training pipeline

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MARSOC revamps training pipeline

The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday Oct 22, 2008 11:03:20 EDT
CAMP LEJEUNE N.C. — U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command has revamped its training pipeline, and the first 60 Marines through the assessment and selection process began the new course this month.

The new nine-month training pipeline is designed to prepare Marines for spec ops missions and provide all Marines with a set of basic skills in tactics, language and cultural training.

In the past, the Marines were trained in either advisory skills or more combat-oriented missions. The new training pipeline, which took a year to develop, is part of a larger effort to standardize the basic capabilities of all special operations Marines.