Sunday, June 16, 2019

Is it just me or does Army Special Forces seem the most anxious member of SOCOM that WANTS to team with Marine Expeditionary Units?

I've noted various exercises in the past and if I'm not mistaken (and I very well could be) it seems like US Army Special Forces are the most anxious member of SOCOM that WANTS to team with MEUs.

Quite honestly I'm a little surprised.

The most natural fit would be MARSOC but I'm just not seeing it.  You would think that if it wasn't MARSOC then Navy SEALs would be the natural team up "buddy".

Even if you exclude those two then USAF Special Ops could even make sense especially with the move toward an aviation centric Marine Corps.

Instead we see this.

Its the Green Berets.  US Army Special Forces that seems to be wanting to team with our Marine Expeditionary Units.

Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased.  Just a bit confused.  What is the push for this pairing?

Could it be so simple that the Green Berets are further along the path of integrating themselves with conventional forces for a fight vs a near peer?

That's my guess.

The rest of SOCOM better climb out of the fighting hole they're in and smell the roses.  Special Forces is about to drink their milkshake.  I try and monitor the Army units of note and this isn't isolated to just the Marines.  SF is training with conventional Airborne, Light and Mech units in their own house too.

Army Special Forces seems to be way ahead of the curve...wonder if the other members of SOCOM can catch up.  The bug hunts are gonna be over soon.  Next we hunt Dragons, Lions (national animal of Iran), and maybe Bears...

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