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A special operations group that is a sub-divison of the united states marine corps that is similar in characteristics to Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Air Force Combat Controllers, but complement, rather than replace the other services "special" operational forces. In cooperation with these special operations forces, the deployed Marine units (including Recon support) provide a theater commander with a range of options. Marine Recon retains a basic focus as a supporting component of the combined arms Marine Air/Ground Task Force, constantly forward-deployed in the security interests of the United States.
when my brother wanted to join the most elite group of the marine corps, he signed up for a spot in force recon.
by Tony Cairo November 07, 2007
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