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Posted: 1/17/2015 12:30:56 AM EST

<time itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2015-01-14T17:52:14+00:00" class="published"> January 14, 2015 </time>

Special kit for a special mission.

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Marine Corps Special Reaction Teams act as a SWAT force within the military police community. Because of their specialized mission, they sport some pretty sweet gear. This recent Marine Corps photos of the SRT from III Marine Expeditionary Force showed off its kit during a training session at Camp Hansen, Okinawa. Lance Cpl. Royce Dorman and Sgt. Matthew Callahan provide a glimpse of what these teams carry.
Here are the weapon systems used by the Okinawa team, including the M4A1 rifle, the M1014 shotgun, M45A1 pistol, and the M9A1 pistol. The M45A1, a modern version of the classic M1911A1 .45 caliber pistol, is now being issued to special operations-capable units within the Marines like the Special Reaction Teams.





Special Reaction Teams are tasked with performing close-quarters breaches and entries, and a ballistic shield can help protect the pointman as they enter a room. Also seen here are two pieces of gear not common in the Marine Corps: the olive drab combat uniforms and the Diamondback Tactical plate carriers.





This smiling Marine shows off his helmet setup. The Modular Integrated Communications helmet, Ops-Core night-vision shroud, and Surefire helmet light he’s sporting are all popular pieces of gear for special operations forces.





A Marine cleans the upper receiver of an M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System, the Special Reaction Team’s long-range rifle.





Christian Beekman is a writer and military enthusiast from northern New York. Follow Christian Beekman on Twitter @tacbeekman.


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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 12:36:30 AM EST
I wonder if they send guys to Scout/Sniper Basic Course.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 12:39:46 AM EST
The safety in deactivated on the middle 1911.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 12:47:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By FNH:
I wonder if they send guys to Scout/Sniper Basic Course.
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They're MPs, so probably only a DM course. SSBC is for grunts only.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 12:56:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
The safety in deactivated on the middle 1911.
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All is good, as long as the one between the ears is functioning.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:11:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By steinhab:
They're MPs, so probably only a DM course. SSBC is for grunts only.
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Originally Posted By steinhab:
Originally Posted By FNH:
I wonder if they send guys to Scout/Sniper Basic Course.
They're MPs, so probably only a DM course. SSBC is for grunts only.


Wrong.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:13:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
The safety in deactivated on the middle 1911.
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Dammit, lost while pic searching.....
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:35:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
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uh muh gerd.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:41:24 AM EST
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uh muh gerd.
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Originally Posted By AspiringRapper:
Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
The safety in deactivated on the middle 1911.



uh muh gerd.


Better evacuate all individuals with a 10 square mile radius...things could go boom.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:49:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
The safety in deactivated on the middle 1911.
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No magazines either.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:52:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:00:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RustedAce:

I know in FAST they only went to DM school.
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Originally Posted By RustedAce:
Originally Posted By FNH:
I wonder if they send guys to Scout/Sniper Basic Course.

I know in FAST they only went to DM school.


Did you guys get issued MK11s? MP HOGs aren't unheard of. Did you guys train any MPs when you were a MOUT instructor? Kind of curious as to how they would stack up compared to your average 03.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:23:39 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:34:55 AM EST
Im pretty sure they mostly just go to the Marksman/Observer course the Marine Corps puts on through the Advance Training Group. Myself and a few others went thru it this summer with those guys in the article. They actually get a decent amount of range time I was surprised to find out. We got a few seats to the course because we (EOD) had more M110 SASS's than the SRT guys. Good dudes. Young
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:44:35 AM EST
Dear. God.

No more policeization of the military!!!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:51:01 AM EST
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Militarization of the military police!!!!!






( <------ former USMC MP )
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:44:39 PM EST
They can go to the school but won't get the MOS 0317. I know some who went to the Army school at Benning when SSBC was not open to non-03s
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Originally Posted By RustedAce:

They had M14 DMRs, that was like 12 years ago though.


Yeah we trained MP units at MOUT, not close to infantry dudes, but much better than say the band.

About the worst people I ever trained were the band and Jacksonville SWAT.
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Originally Posted By RustedAce:
Originally Posted By FNH:
Did you guys get issued MK11s? MP HOGs aren't unheard of. Did you guys train any MPs when you were a MOUT instructor? Kind of curious as to how they would stack up compared to your average 03.

They had M14 DMRs, that was like 12 years ago though.


Yeah we trained MP units at MOUT, not close to infantry dudes, but much better than say the band.

About the worst people I ever trained were the band and Jacksonville SWAT.


DMRs were replaced like 2 years ago, Regt had some teething problems when they first got their guns though, MCSF mission being security, defense and limited offense combine with all but the team leaders and above being UV, UW contract on the MCSF obligation prior to going to OPFOR meant the Regt would not send people to 2nd MarDiv's school.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:50:34 PM EST
A little bit of hype there, the term "Special Operations Capable" is kind of a misnomer for PMO SRT
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:54:33 PM EST
So the marines do use a kit.
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Originally Posted By pokey074:
Dear. God.

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No more policeization of the military!!!
This!...shocking!....
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:57:01 PM EST
MUST HAVE M45A1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:57:57 PM EST
It's always fun going to shoot with the SRT dudes. They have some cool toys.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:04:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By R0N:
A little bit of hype there, the term "Special Operations Capable" is kind of a misnomer for PMO SRT
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Yeah, I think for USMC that only really applies to the guys from BN/Force Recon, MARSOC, and maybe ANGLICO. Basically anyone who is capable of dive or jump insertions if need be, though it's seldom employed.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:23:09 PM EST
All I see is the "Policization of the Military" and it has to stop. Quit trying to be the police.

Go back to camo BDU's, tanks, and Arty. This is completely shameful. Those shields were developed for civilian SWAT teams and are just not needed in the military.

Next thing you know they will want Laser Radar, flex cuffs, and ticket books.












Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:08:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Chakam:
So the marines do use a kit.
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M4A1 comes as the CBQW kit
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:12:53 PM EST
Prior to 06 MEUs were declared special operations capable based on the predeployment certification to do 22 specific special operations missions sets. Starting in 07, the designation only applied to a MEU that had a Marine Special Operations Company embarked with it

What SRT does would be considered one or even two of the 22 special operations missions, but since they do them in support of Marine Corps bases I don't think any one to include their program manager at PP&O would say they are "special operations capable"
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:15:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sheddy:


Better evacuate all individuals with a 10 square mile radius...things could go boom.
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Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
The safety in deactivated on the middle 1911.



uh muh gerd.


Better evacuate all individuals with a 10 square mile radius...things could go boom.


Nah, not a Glock.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:23:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KennyW1983:

MUST HAVE M45A1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Isn't that the one they picked even knowing that it breaks beforehand?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:26:24 PM EST
Not a big 1911 fan but those pistols are some kinda sexy.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:29:17 PM EST
Anyone know what kind of mount is being used for the aimpoint?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:44:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LongTrang:
Anyone know what kind of mount is being used for the aimpoint?
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Aimpoint standard issue
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:50:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By R0N:
Prior to 06 MEUs were declared special operations capable based on the predeployment certification to do 22 specific special operations missions sets. Starting in 07, the designation only applied to a MEU that had a Marine Special Operations Company embarked with it

What SRT does would be considered one or even two of the 22 special operations missions, but since they do them in support of Marine Corps bases I don't think any one to include their program manager at PP&O would say they are "special operations capable"
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So the MEU's with BN Recon platoons don't qualify as MEU(SOC) unless there's an MSOB detachment?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:54:02 PM EST
Also seen here are two pieces of gear not common in the Marine Corps: the olive drab combat uniforms
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LOL. You mean a flight suit?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:54:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Locke556:

So the MEU's with BN Recon platoons don't qualify as MEU(SOC) unless there's an MSOB detachment?
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Originally Posted By Locke556:
Originally Posted By R0N:
Prior to 06 MEUs were declared special operations capable based on the predeployment certification to do 22 specific special operations missions sets. Starting in 07, the designation only applied to a MEU that had a Marine Special Operations Company embarked with it

What SRT does would be considered one or even two of the 22 special operations missions, but since they do them in support of Marine Corps bases I don't think any one to include their program manager at PP&O would say they are "special operations capable"

So the MEU's with BN Recon platoons don't qualify as MEU(SOC) unless there's an MSOB detachment?



No, even when the MEU SOC designation went away the BLT still got a recon platoon. What was stood up in 09 was revitalization of the maritime raid force with the embarkation of a Force Platoon to conduct certain levels of VBSS but they no longer are MEU SOC with the MSOC
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:08:25 PM EST
Why did they type number it the M45A1 instead of M1911A2?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:10:51 PM EST
The MEUSOC 45 was designated the M45 CQBP about 8 or so years ago,.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:11:13 PM EST
Nice to see the 1911 still in the Corps. After all, it was in Aliens.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:18:59 PM EST
Damn I'm old Corps, mct trained, humped more than a cheesy 12 miles in SOI and was MEU SOC.
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