I am beyond tired of listening to a particular Marine General pump his chest out, brag and act as if the rest of the Marine Corps doesn't matter. This is what he told AOL Defense...
Hejlik stressed the importance of integrating special operations forces into Marine operations during a breakfast in Washington last week. The three-star general said getting those two groups to work closer together was a key goal for Bold Alligator planners. Increasing the ranks within MARSOC is a key part of the Marines post-Afghanistan force structure, especially as the service's total force drops to 181,000 troops. But current budget pressures may hinder that growth, Hejlik said at the time. The Marines "will not get the plus-up we expected" for their special forces cadre in the upcoming fiscal 2013 defense bill, Hejlik said. He did not go into specifics on how low that potential MARSOC troop increase could go. But the three-star general did note his lowered expectations for the Corps' special operations force was tied to the service's pending troop drawdown.
Its time to let Recon and Force Recon go their merry way to MARSOC and be done with the foolishness.
Its apparent that they don't want to be a part of the MEU and don't want to deal with the greater Marine Corps.
My modest proposal is to pump up our Scout Sniper Platoons, give them proper funding and training and develop this outstanding asset. They already have it right without the door kicking.
You want eyes on target? They can do it.
You want stealth? They have it in spades.
You want direct action? Yeah, a Sniper Platoon can do it but surgically...besides, they'll be 100% in house so we can just attach an air or boat company to them and get that mission done too.
Bye bye Force/Recon...Helloooooo to the newly formed Scout Sniper Recon Platoon!