Force Recon is a company that works for the Marine Expeditionary Unit.
There is some good info at:
Does froce recon work on a Battalion or regimental level?
As James said, Force Recon is organized into companies but normally doesn't work in ops beyond the platoon level. Recon, however, is organized by battalions if I'm not mistaken.
No I mean does it do Recon for Regiments or Brigades. Like the Scout Snipers in Jarhead are scouts for 2nd battalion 7th Marines.
They do it for the MEU which is about 2,000 Marines. (correct me if I'm wrong)
Each platoon is assigned to an MEU, and does operations for that MEU, though I suppose it will support the MEF when forces are that sizeable (as in Iraq).
1st Force Reconnaisance Company is assigned to I MEF. Individual platoons from Force get chopped to MEU(SOC)s for deployments.
Battalions have STA platoons, Regiments (sometimes) have their own recon platoons, Division has a Reconnaisance Battalion, and MEF has Force.
If my facts are outdated, forgive me - they are six years old...
Edit in bold.
Heh, well, as I've seen pictures captioned on usmc.mil, it's always been something to the effect of "the Force Recon platoon assigned to 26th MEU(SOC)" or "the 31st MEU(SOC)'s Force Reconnaissance platoon."
But I haven't served in the Marine Corps yet, I just want to be a Recon Marine :P , so don't take my word for it.
Good luck to you. Get in awsome shape, so you can max a Marine PFT 3 times in a row, back to back, with boots and utilities. Become a great swimmer. Develop mental toughness. Learn everything you can. Never ever quit. Ever.Originally Posted by Ratamacue
I think its too bad the Marines didn`t get to see much action in either Gulf Wars. I think they would have ****ed some **** up.
what do you mean Marines didn'get to see much action..Originally Posted by Desert Sloth
Sloth, did you maybe notice that the entire 1st MEF was engaged in combat all along southeastern Iraq while the Army blitzed its way to Baghdad? Marines saw plenty of action (some in Basra, plenty in An Nasiriyah, Umm Qsar, among others.
Yeah, it was the Marines who liberated Kuwait in GWI, and they saw action every day from day one in GWII. The Army on the other hand went a full day or two without seeing any action. So really, the Marine were pry in MORE action than the Army.
Just because you don't see it on CNN doesnt mean it didn't happen
Wow, that's just wonderful, go Marines!!! Yee-haSo really, the Marine were pry in MORE action than the Army.