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Always faithful, always forward.
— MARSOC motto

The United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), is a part of the US Special Operations Command, SOCOM. Its core services comprise of direct action, peacekeeping services, and reconnaissance. MARSOC also engages in counter-terrorism missions, information warfare, and unconventional warfare. Recruits undergo SERE training, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape, and train in irregular warfare. MARSOC comprises roughly 2,500 Marines and sailors, and is currently commanded by Major General Paul E. Lefebvre. MARSOC's organization was finalized in 2007. The base unit of MARSOC is the fifteen-man Marine Special Operations Team (MSOT), which is commanded by a Captain (O-3), and has three fireteams, a Navy Hospital Corpsman and a radio operator. MARSOC is based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and is split into three subordinate commands.

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