MARSOC Badge

brokenjar03

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I was surprised to not find a thread on this article released by OAF this past May about MARSOC finally receiving a badge. OAF seems to be the organization tracking on this pending uniform item. Though, I'm sure some members can vet the details and provide further insight, if they're allowed.

Here it is gents, a USMC uniform item you'll actually want to buy...

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http://www.oafnation.com/marines/2014/5/8/new-marsoc-badge
 

dmcgill

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If it is approved for wear by support Marines too, it will carry no real value.

That's exactly like saying the Personnel Clerk who works in the disbursing section of a SEAL Team rates to wear a Trident. :ROFLMAO:
 

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If it is approved for wear by support Marines too, it will carry no real value.

That's exactly like saying the Personnel Clerk who works in the disbursing section of a SEAL Team rates to wear a Trident. :ROFLMAO:
Or getting to wear the Screaming Eagle or All American patch just by assignment/attachment to the division. The Corps has always stood it's ground on nothing on the uniform you haven't earned.

I like the badge with the Garand. Nicely done. But what's wrong with the old Raider patch?
 

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Or getting to wear the Screaming Eagle or All American patch just by assignment/attachment to the division. The Corps has always stood it's ground on nothing on the uniform you haven't earned.

I like the badge with the Garand. Nicely done. But what's wrong with the old Raider patch?
Assignment or attachment to a unit is precisely the way in which one "earns" a unit patch. What other criteria do you think needs to exist?
 

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The only badge I ever needed to feel cool was the Eagle, Globe and Anchor.
I was hoping you would post on this, was very curious to what your opinion would be.

Back in the early 90's we had just the EGA ironed on to the pocket. When order came down to add a name tag patch, the SNCO's at the time had mini-meltdowns. "The beginning of the end they cried, Al Gray (current CMC at time) is trying to make us look like the Army!" I always thought seeing the SCUBA or "wings" above the left breast pocket were cool to see though.

In my non-MARSOC rated thinking, my initial instinct is that someone thought that MARSOC Marines need more exposure when among the ranks, and if the SEAL's can have their trident, (forgive me if that should be capitaliized), then we should be able to have something too.
 

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I hope they adopt that badge, it will be the only one in the military more busy than the Army's MI branch insignia.
 

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Assignment or attachment to a unit is precisely the way in which one "earns" a unit patch. What other criteria do you think needs to exist?
None and my apologies...As a dumb jarhead years ago I was surprised to learn that non-paratroopers were permitted to wear the insignia of the airborne divisions. I'm still a dumb jarhead. Obviously the jump badge is the distinction.
 

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Is this article even real?
Doubt it, there is nothing else online about it. Plus, from the "About" on the site in the original post.

On October 21, 2013 OAF Nation started as a satirical tongue-in-cheek Facebook page nicknamed OAF that quickly went viral. The initial goal of the page was to boost morale via captions on photos of military servicemen executing their day to day duties.
http://www.oafnation.com/what-we-do/
 

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OAF has also covered some very real events. Unlike Duffelblog or The Onion I wouldn't immediate discount an article on its site.

Re: the badge and support Marines, I think it would be incredibly wrong for Enablers to wear the badge. IF such a thing were to occur then I'd hope the Naval service's "norm" of gold/ silver badges be followed.
 
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