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Individual Training Course students with Marine Special Operations School at Stone Bay participate in the field training exercise Raider Spirit at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Raider Spirit is an eight-day culminating event for the first phase of ITC training, where students run light infantry scenarios as a field team. Throughout the exercise, student teams face many challenges as a result of an operationally restrictive scenario and numerous long distance foot movements with little sleep. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donovan Lee/Released)

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A Marine with Individual Training Course, Marine Special Operations School, Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, takes aim during a fire and maneuver exercise Sept. 24, 2010 aboard Camp Lejeune, NC. The exercise was the culminating event of a weapons and tactics package the course conducted that week. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas W. Provost/Released)

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A Multi-Purpose Canine with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), prepares for Zodiac boat training inserts on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 9, 2016. MARSOC specializes in direct action, special reconnaissance and foreign internal defense and has also been directed to conduct counter-terrorism, and information operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Maricela M. Bryant, MCIWEST-MCB CamPen Combat Camera/Released)

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Marine special operations officers graduating from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command's Individual Training Course will be assigned a new primary Military Occupational Specialty. Previously, only enlisted Marines designated as Critical Skills Operators were awarded a PMOS of 0372, while SOOs were awarded an additional Military Occupational Specialty of 0370. The decision now allows SOOs to hold 0370 as a PMOS, and be managed with a development strategy that facilitates talent management of Special Operations Forces skills, standardized training, retention, promotions, command, professional military education and career progression, according to Maj. Gen Mark Clark, the MARSOC commander."Approval of the PMOS allows the Marine Corps the ability to develop Marine Special Operations Officers (SOOs), over a course of a career, as both fully proficient special operations professionals and well-rounded Marine Corps Air-Ground Task Force officers," said Clark.

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Two Marines with Individual Training Course, Marine Special Operations School, Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, low crawl through tall grass during a fire and maneuver exercise Sept. 24, 2010 aboard Camp Lejeune, NC. The exercise was the culminating event of a weapons and tactics package the course conducted that week. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas W. Provost/Released)

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Marines with Marine Corps Special Operations Command conduct a Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction excercise on a CH-53E aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 13, 2013. This training has helped the MARSOC MPC program in developing what will become the standard operating procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony Carter/Released)

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A Marine with Individual Training Course, Marine Special Operations School, Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, patrols through a forest during a fire and maneuver exercise Sept. 24, 2010 aboard Camp Lejeune, NC. The exercise was the culminating event of a weapons and tactics package the course conducted that week. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas W. Provost/Released)

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Marines with Individual Training Course, Marine Special Operations School, Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, slowly work through tall grass during a fire and maneuver exercise Sept. 24, 2010 aboard Camp Lejeune, NC. The exercise was the culminating event of a weapons and tactics package the course conducted that week. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas W. Provost/Released)

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Marines with Individual Training Course, Marine Special Operations School, Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, looks through his sights while providing cover during a fire and maneuver exercise Sept. 24, 2010 aboard Camp Lejeune, NC. The exercise was the culminating event of a weapons and tactics package the course conducted that week. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas W. Provost/Released)

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F-18 HORNET Maj. Eric Geyer, an F-18 Hornet instructor with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, and Capt. Kyle Haire, also an F-18 Hornet instructor with MAWTS-1, top left, and Maj. Clint Webber, the tactical aviation department head for MAWTS-1, bottom right, train in their aircraft during the spring Weapons and Tactics Instructors' Course hosted by MAWTS-1 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 30. WTI is hosted twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Waterstreet)

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KC-130J HERCULES Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules aircraft with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 and VMGR-252, conduct division tactical navigation training as part of unit-level training Evergreen at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, Aug. 14, 2017.

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Four EA-6B Prowlers belonging to each Prowler squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point conducted a "Final Four" division flight aboard the air station March 1, 2016. The "Final Four" flight is the last time the Prowler squadrons will be flying together before the official retirement of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 at the end of Fiscal Year 16 and the eventual transition to "MAGTF EW". MAGTF EW is a more distributed strategy where every platform contributes to the EW mission, enabling relevant tactical information to move throughout the electromagnetic spectrum and across the battlefield faster than ever before. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. N.W. Huertas/Released)

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EA-6B PROWLER Four EA-6B Prowlers belonging to each Prowler squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point conducted a "Final Four" division flight aboard the air station March 1, 2016. The "Final Four" flight is the last time the Prowler squadrons will be flying together before the official retirement of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 at the end of Fiscal Year 16 and the eventual transition to "MAGTF EW". MAGTF EW is a more distributed strategy where every platform contributes to the EW mission, enabling relevant tactical information to move throughout the electromagnetic spectrum and across the battlefield faster than ever before. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. N.W. Huertas/Released)

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Logo des Marine Corps der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika aufgenommen am Freitag, 10. Aug. 2007 in der Botschaft der USA in Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) --- Logo of the United States Marine Corps pictured at the embassy of the USA in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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M141 ANTI-FORTIFICATION WEAPON - Marines Test Fire the Shoulder Fired Multi Purpose Weapons Mod 0 and Mod 2 at Range 15 Marine Corps Base Quantico,Va., Nov. 20, 2013. The Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity (MCOTEA) colleced data and operational essesment on the SMAW mods, and compared them to the legacy system...(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Snouffer).

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M41A4 SABER MISSILE LAUNCHER - Sgt. Danielle V. Beck, anti-tank missileman with Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, fires an M41A4 Saber missile launcher during a live-fire exercise at Range G-3, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 14, 2015. Weapons Co. Marines conducted live-fire training in preparation for their upcoming assessment at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. From October 2014 to July 2015, the GCEITF will conduct individual and collective level skills training in designated ground combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)

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U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, currently assigned to 3/12, fire the M777-A2 Howitzer down range during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 at Blacktop Training Area aboard Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 31st, 2015. ITX 2-15, being executed by Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 4, is being conducted to enhance the integration and warfighting capability from all elements of the MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson/Released)

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Pfc. Cristian Mejia, javelin gunner, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and a native of Raleigh, N.C., shoots a javelin missile during a live-fire exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 26, 2014. Bravo Co. is dedicated to helicopter operations during their upcoming combat deployment to Afghanistan. The Marines were transported to the range by CH-46 sea knight and CH-53E super sea stallion helicopters. After they landed, the Marines maneuvered through a simulated urban environment with unique shock-absorbent walls. This allowed for them to engage in realistic live-fire training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan / released)

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Marines with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fire M777A2 Lightweight Howitzers aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012, during Exercise Steel Knight. Steel Knight is a combined arms exercise conducted by 1st Marine Division Marines and sailors from all elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Jason Morrison)

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U.S. Marines with Sierra Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fire Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Sytems from M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Exercise DESERT SCIMITAR 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 18, 2014. Exercise DESERT SCIMITAR 2014 was a 1st Marine Division exercise held to test and refine its command and control capabilities by acting as the headquarters element for a forward deployed Marine Expeditionary Force simultaneously offering units the opportunity to hone their conventional war fighting skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ismael E. Ortega/Released)

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