MARINE CORPS SECURITY FORCE REGIMENT

 

MARINE CORPS SECURITY FORCE REGIMENT

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Yorktown, VA
Staff Sgt. Christopher D’arcy, platoon sergeant, 2nd platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, holds his daughter Caroline, 1, during a welcome home ceremony aboard Camp Allen, Va. Dec. 11. FAST Marines deployed for 6 months in Europe conducting security operations. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Marine comes home to his daughter
Staff Sgt. Christopher D’arcy, platoon sergeant, 2nd platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, holds his daughter Caroline, 1, during a welcome home ceremony aboard Camp Allen, Va. Dec. 11. FAST Marines deployed for 6 months in Europe conducting security operations. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Marines from 1st platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, conduct a buddy rush movement during a site security exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Nov. 27 through Dec. 8. FAST Marines conducted military operations in urban terrain drills to enhance basic skills in offensive operations. (Official U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/Released)
Charlie FAST Marines conduct a buddy rush
Marines from 1st platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, conduct a buddy rush movement during a site security exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Nov. 27 through Dec. 8. FAST Marines conducted military operations in urban terrain drills to enhance basic skills in offensive operations. (Official U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/Released)
Marines from Basis Security Guard Course, Class 2-18, Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, fire sponge grenades and rubber bullets at life-size targets during non-lethal tactics training at Munro Village, Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 30. Marines had to hit targets without impacting lethal areas to include the head, chest and groin in order to successfully complete the training. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Marines fire non-lethal rounds
Marines from Basis Security Guard Course, Class 2-18, Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, fire sponge grenades and rubber bullets at life-size targets during non-lethal tactics training at Munro Village, Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 30. Marines had to hit targets without impacting lethal areas to include the head, chest and groin in order to successfully complete the training. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Marines from Basis Security Guard Course, Class 2-18, Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, practice Marine Corps Martial Arts Program tactics during a tactical decision game at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 30. Marines were split into four teams and fought on their knees using arm bars, chokeholds, and other compliance techniques to force their opponents to tap out. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Marines grapple Marines
Marines from Basis Security Guard Course, Class 2-18, Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, practice Marine Corps Martial Arts Program tactics during a tactical decision game at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 30. Marines were split into four teams and fought on their knees using arm bars, chokeholds, and other compliance techniques to force their opponents to tap out. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Pfc. Jake Starkey, student, Basis Security Guard Course 2-18, Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, kneels at the eye wash station to remove oleoresin capsicum spray from his eyes and face at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 28. Marines had to wrestle another Marine who was also OC sprayed to demonstrate ground combat techniques for 60 seconds before they were certified. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
U.S. Marine needs an eye wash
Pfc. Jake Starkey, student, Basis Security Guard Course 2-18, Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, kneels at the eye wash station to remove oleoresin capsicum spray from his eyes and face at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 28. Marines had to wrestle another Marine who was also OC sprayed to demonstrate ground combat techniques for 60 seconds before they were certified. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Staff Sgt. Omar Guzman, staff non-commissioned officer in charge, left, and Sgt. Brandon Bedard, instructor, Basis Security Guard Course, Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, spray oleoresin capsicum in the faces of students during the Level 1 OC Contamination Course at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 28. Instructors were required to have OC training before being certified to use it on the students. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Instructors spray students
Staff Sgt. Omar Guzman, staff non-commissioned officer in charge, left, and Sgt. Brandon Bedard, instructor, Basis Security Guard Course, Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, spray oleoresin capsicum in the faces of students during the Level 1 OC Contamination Course at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 28. Instructors were required to have OC training before being certified to use it on the students. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Marines from 4th platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Command, rehearse checkpoint security operations during a site security exercise at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Ft. Story, Virginia Beach, Va., Nov. 6 through 9.
FAST Marines had to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of tasks to include vehicle and personnel searches, entrance control procedures, and tactical movements. (Official U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/Released)
Marine watches entrance point
Marines from 4th platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Command, rehearse checkpoint security operations during a site security exercise at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Ft. Story, Virginia Beach, Va., Nov. 6 through 9. FAST Marines had to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of tasks to include vehicle and personnel searches, entrance control procedures, and tactical movements. (Official U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/Released)
Lance Cpl. Hunter Gross, 4th platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, maintains a fighting position during a diplomatic security and embassy reinforcement training exercise at Joint Expeditionary Base Ft. Story, Virginia Beach, Va., Nov. 8. FAST Marines used a vacant U.S. Army barracks to set up a checkpoint to simulate a notional U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Marine keeps watch
Lance Cpl. Hunter Gross, 4th platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, maintains a fighting position during a diplomatic security and embassy reinforcement training exercise at Joint Expeditionary Base Ft. Story, Virginia Beach, Va., Nov. 8. FAST Marines used a vacant U.S. Army barracks to set up a checkpoint to simulate a notional U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Pfc. Joseph Falletta, student, Basic Security Guard Course 2-18, (BSG), Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, loads a shotgun while kneeling behind a barrier on training day 2 at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 7.
Marines were required to demonstrate they could quickly shoot, move and reload their weapons under intense stress in order to pass the shotgun range portion of the course. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Marine loads shotgun
Pfc. Joseph Falletta, student, Basic Security Guard Course 2-18, (BSG), Training Co., U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, loads a shotgun while kneeling behind a barrier on training day 2 at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., Nov. 7. Marines were required to demonstrate they could quickly shoot, move and reload their weapons under intense stress in order to pass the shotgun range portion of the course. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Sgt. Rene Puga-Perea, platoon guide, 2nd platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Europe, receives the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for outstanding performance at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Oct. 27.
The medal is awarded to Marines and sailors for meritorious service or achievement in either combat or noncombat based on sustained performance or specific achievement. (Official U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/Released)
Marine receives medal
Sgt. Rene Puga-Perea, platoon guide, 2nd platoon, Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Europe, receives the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for outstanding performance at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Oct. 27. The medal is awarded to Marines and sailors for meritorious service or achievement in either combat or noncombat based on sustained performance or specific achievement. (Official U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/Released)
Marines from 4th platoon, Charlie Co. Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, executes a military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) field exercise at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Munro Village, Chesapeake, Va., from Oct. 18-20 
The training was designed to improve interior tactics and validate skills in searching objectives, and clear-and-contain procedures. (Official U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/Released)
Military operations in urban terrain exercise
Marines from 4th platoon, Charlie Co. Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, executes a military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) field exercise at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Munro Village, Chesapeake, Va., from Oct. 18-20 The training was designed to improve interior tactics and validate skills in searching objectives, and clear-and-contain procedures. (Official U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/Released)
Sailors from 5th platoon, Bravo Co., Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Kings Bay, dress up for the annual Trunk-or-Treat event held at the base fitness center aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., Oct. 21. Service members from various units across the base participated in this event, volunteering to hand out candy and support the other events hosted during the holiday event. (Official Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tara Gonga/Released)
MCSF Battalion Kings Bay Trunk-or-Treat 2017
Sailors from 5th platoon, Bravo Co., Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Kings Bay, dress up for the annual Trunk-or-Treat event held at the base fitness center aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., Oct. 21. Service members from various units across the base participated in this event, volunteering to hand out candy and support the other events hosted during the holiday event. (Official Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tara Gonga/Released)
Second Platoon, Charlie Company, Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Marine Security Forces Regiment, conducts a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico in order to enhance the Marine’s ability to conduct basic infantry operations. From September 12-16 2017
Patrol FEX Quantico
Second Platoon, Charlie Company, Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Marine Security Forces Regiment, conducts a field exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico in order to enhance the Marine’s ability to conduct basic infantry operations. From September 12-16 2017
Second Platoon, Charlie Company, Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Marine Security Forces Regiment, conducts a squad assault range exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico in order to enhance the Marine’s ability to conduct basic infantry operations. From September 12-16 2017
FAST Patrol Exercise
Second Platoon, Charlie Company, Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Marine Security Forces Regiment, conducts a squad assault range exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico in order to enhance the Marine’s ability to conduct basic infantry operations. From September 12-16 2017
Col. Brian W. Neil, commanding officer, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, presents three Marines with the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during his visit to Marine Corps Security Force Company Guantanamo Bay on Aug. 24., Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following the formation, the Marines of Headquarters Company and Charlie 3, Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, MCSFR, presented Neil with a flag flown at the Northern gate. (Official Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John P. Wagner Jr./ Released)
Award Ceremony in GTMO Bay
Col. Brian W. Neil, commanding officer, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, presents three Marines with the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during his visit to Marine Corps Security Force Company Guantanamo Bay on Aug. 24., Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following the formation, the Marines of Headquarters Company and Charlie 3, Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, MCSFR, presented Neil with a flag flown at the Northern gate. (Official Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John P. Wagner Jr./ Released)
Marines with Charlie 6, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, conduct live-fire weapons training with small arms, rockets and grenades at Marine Corps Base Quantico ranges from Sept. 25-28. During these exercises, Marines conducted fire-team rushes and buddy rushes, as well as night ranges using night-vision optics and PEQ-16 lasers to engage targets. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Capt. Brent Jacobs/Released)
Charlie FAST live-fire training at Marine Corps Base Quantico
Marines with Charlie 6, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, conduct live-fire weapons training with small arms, rockets and grenades at Marine Corps Base Quantico ranges from Sept. 25-28. During these exercises, Marines conducted fire-team rushes and buddy rushes, as well as night ranges using night-vision optics and PEQ-16 lasers to engage targets. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Capt. Brent Jacobs/Released)
Lt. Col. David Martinez, commanding officer, Marine Crops Security Force Battalion Kings Bay, congratulates the newly promoted sailors after a frocking ceremony at the unit's 6th Annual Master at Arms Ball Aug. 4, at the Omni Hotel in Amelia Island, Fl. The ball served as an occasion to honor the 500 sailors who serve aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay as masters at arms. (Courtesy photo by Lance Cpl. Karlin Canady/Released)
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay 6th Annual Master at Arms ball
Lt. Col. David Martinez, commanding officer, Marine Crops Security Force Battalion Kings Bay, congratulates the newly promoted sailors after a frocking ceremony at the unit's 6th Annual Master at Arms Ball Aug. 4, at the Omni Hotel in Amelia Island, Fl. The ball served as an occasion to honor the 500 sailors who serve aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay as masters at arms. (Courtesy photo by Lance Cpl. Karlin Canady/Released)
METINARO TRAINING BASE, Timor-Leste (July 31, 2017) - Cpl. Trevor Hoffman,
Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, helps Timor-Leste
Navy Soldado Agustinho Guterres cover bullet holes in a range target at Metinaro Training Base, Timor-Leste, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste 2017. CARAT is a bilateral exercise series which provides a credible venue for the U.S. Navy and it’s eight partner nations to share best practices and rehearse cooperation in response to shared maritime security challenges. (Official photograph by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Martin Wright/released)
FASTPAC conducts bilateral training with partner nations in Southeast Asia
METINARO TRAINING BASE, Timor-Leste (July 31, 2017) - Cpl. Trevor Hoffman, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, helps Timor-Leste Navy Soldado Agustinho Guterres cover bullet holes in a range target at Metinaro Training Base, Timor-Leste, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste 2017. CARAT is a bilateral exercise series which provides a credible venue for the U.S. Navy and it’s eight partner nations to share best practices and rehearse cooperation in response to shared maritime security challenges. (Official photograph by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Martin Wright/released)
Col. John Evans Jr. relinquishes his command to Col. Brian Neil, commanding officer, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, aboard Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., June 16. Neil took command of MCSFR after serving as branch head of officer accessions at Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps. Evans will be assigned to Plans, Policy and Operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kayla D. Rivera/Released)
Marine Corps Security Force Regiment change of command ceremony
Col. John Evans Jr. relinquishes his command to Col. Brian Neil, commanding officer, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, aboard Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., June 16. Neil took command of MCSFR after serving as branch head of officer accessions at Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps. Evans will be assigned to Plans, Policy and Operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kayla D. Rivera/Released)
A student of the Basic Security Guard Course, Training Co., Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, executes baton strikes after being sprayed across the face with oleoresin capsicum spray during a non-lethal training exercise at the BSG course aboard Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., July 13. BSG is a six-week course in which Marines spend time learning non-lethal techniques, various weapon systems, and interior guard. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder/ Released)
BSG Non-lethal Training
A student of the Basic Security Guard Course, Training Co., Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, executes baton strikes after being sprayed across the face with oleoresin capsicum spray during a non-lethal training exercise at the BSG course aboard Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Va., July 13. BSG is a six-week course in which Marines spend time learning non-lethal techniques, various weapon systems, and interior guard. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder/ Released)
Marines with Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company Pacific gather for a photo while aboard the USS Blue Ridge in Yokosuka, Japan, July 13, 2017. (Courtesy Photo)
FAST Marines aboard USS Blue Ridge
Marines with Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company Pacific gather for a photo while aboard the USS Blue Ridge in Yokosuka, Japan, July 13, 2017. (Courtesy Photo)
Capt. Samuel Modica, company commander, Headquarters and Service Co., Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, launches a medicine ball during the kneeling powerball throw event of the High Intensity Tactical Training preliminary competition at Captain Slade Cutter Park, Norfolk, Va., June 28. The competition is an annual event in which Marines compete in their area for a shot at competing in San Diego at the national competition.(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder/ Released)
2017 Regional HITT Competition
Capt. Samuel Modica, company commander, Headquarters and Service Co., Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, launches a medicine ball during the kneeling powerball throw event of the High Intensity Tactical Training preliminary competition at Captain Slade Cutter Park, Norfolk, Va., June 28. The competition is an annual event in which Marines compete in their area for a shot at competing in San Diego at the national competition.(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan Snyder/ Released)
Sgt. Christopher Toy, squad leader, 4th Platoon, Company C., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, is greeted by his wife and son upon his return  to Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., June 12, after a six-month deployment to Bahrain. During the deployment, Marines from 4th platoon reinforced embassies in Kuwait and Oman, participated in Operation Eager Lion in Jordan, and set up defensive plans for Bahrain Marine Corps and Bahrain National Guard, to list a few. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kayla D. Rivera/Released)
4th Plt., Charlie FAST Homecoming
Sgt. Christopher Toy, squad leader, 4th Platoon, Company C., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, is greeted by his wife and son upon his return to Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., June 12, after a six-month deployment to Bahrain. During the deployment, Marines from 4th platoon reinforced embassies in Kuwait and Oman, participated in Operation Eager Lion in Jordan, and set up defensive plans for Bahrain Marine Corps and Bahrain National Guard, to list a few. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kayla D. Rivera/Released)
(From right to left) Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Col. John Evans, Commanding Officer, U.S. Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, and Navy Capt. Matthew Kosnar, Base Commander, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 1, aboard Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for the official opening of the new Marine Corps Security Force Regiment Headquarters building. This was the beginning step to co-locating the three Fleet Anti-Terrorist Security Team companies that are currently scattered within the Hampton Roads area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kayla D. Rivera/Released)
Naval Weapons Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
(From right to left) Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Col. John Evans, Commanding Officer, U.S. Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, and Navy Capt. Matthew Kosnar, Base Commander, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 1, aboard Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for the official opening of the new Marine Corps Security Force Regiment Headquarters building. This was the beginning step to co-locating the three Fleet Anti-Terrorist Security Team companies that are currently scattered within the Hampton Roads area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kayla D. Rivera/Released)
Mission
Provide limited duration expeditionary antiterrorism and security forces in support of designated component and geographic combatant commanders in order to protect vital naval and national assets. Conduct other limited duration contingency operations as directed by the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command.



Mission Essential Tasks:

1. Provide forward deployed, expeditionary antiterrorism and security forces to support designated commanders and protect vital national assets.

2. Provide expeditionary antiterrorism and security forces, deployable from the United States, to establish or augment security as directed by the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command.

3. Maintain permanent forces to provide security for strategic weapons at designated facilities.



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