U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary


To patrol looking for enemy movements and facilities in order to gain information. Generally, contact is avoided if at all possible.

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Marine Recon conducts amphibious and ground reconnaissance operations, surveillance, battlespace shaping, and limited scale raids in support of a Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Division, Marine Expeditionary Unit, and other Marine Air-Ground Task Forces (MAGTF’S) or a Combined/Joint Task Force.

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