Condition : Used and in good condition. This coin is 2 inches in diameter with epoxy on both sides. Marine Corps Special Operations Command Detachment One (MCSOCOM Detachment One or Det 1), was a pilot program to assess the value of Marine special operations forces permanently detached to the United States Special Operations Command. It was commanded by Col. Coates, former commanding officer of 1st Force Reconnaissance Company. Det One was activated on 19 June 2003 and had its headquarters at Camp Del Mar Boat Basin. It was disbanded in 2006 and succeeded by the permanent United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. Which is to be a 2700-person command. The unit consisted of 81 Marines and 5 Navy Corpsmen. Divided among 4 sections. Reconnaissance element (30 men). Intelligence element (29 men), containing a headquarters element and. A Radio Reconnaissance Team. A human intelligence (HumInt) exploitation team (HET), (6 men). An all-source fusion team (12 men). Fires element (7 men). The original Marines picked to form the detachment were hand-picked from over 500 personnel records. Despite common misconception, Det One was not a beefed up Force Reconnaissance. While the reconnaissance element was composed mostly of Force Recon. Marines, they made up only 24 of the 86 members of the detachment. The detachment, though lacking organic aviation, operated under the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Philosophy of leveraging integrated, complementary capabilities to be more effective than the sum of its parts. Detachment One’s Insignia comes from the World War II Marine Raider’s patch, a blue patch with a skull and stars. The insignia was created by then- GySgt. The scarlet, blue, and gold disk represents the unit’s joint Navy-Marine Corps origins. The crossed stiletto/lightning bolt represent the unit’s special operations mission, and its global communications reach. The parachute wings represent airborne. Qualified status and the mask above it represents the combatant diver. Never personally given any of the coins. All coins are guaranteed to be in excellent condition unless otherwise specified above. The free listing tool. The item “Special Operations Marine Raider MARSOC Detachment 1 Challenge Coin / Navy” is in sale since Monday, July 18, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Current Militaria (2001-Now)\Original Items\Challenge Coins”. The seller is “rolyat11″ and is located in Panama City, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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