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Security Cooperation Group

Virginia Beach, VA
Leaders

Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Command Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major Derek D. Leggett
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Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Executive Officer
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher S. Brown
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Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Commanding Officer
Colonel James "Matt" Baker
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Marines Graduate from DLI Foreign Language Center

By Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy | February 11, 2014

Two Marines from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group graduated from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s initial acquisition course at the Norfolk/Virginia Beach Language Training Detachment aboard Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex, February 7.  Gunnery Sgt. Ethan F. Irons, a communications chief and Gunnery Sgt. Jacob MORE
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Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Welcomes New Sergeant Major Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group welcomes new sergeant major

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis Mulero | January 09, 2014

More than 100 Marines, Sailors and family members from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group gathered to witness Sgt. Maj. Carl Gantt retire and turn over his duties as the sergeant major of the unit to Sgt. Maj. Derek D. Leggett during a relief and appointment ceremony at Sandpiper Recreation Center on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort MORE
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MARFORSOUTH security cooperation team completes advisor training at MCSCG

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | December 13, 2013

A U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, security cooperation team graduated from a five-week pre-deployment training program at Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek– Fort Story, Va. Dec. 13, 2013 at 8 a.m.  Since November, MCSCG Marines and sailors supported the 20-man team in refining their language, and MORE
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MCSCG focuses on professional military education for NCOs and below MCSCG Marines hone their basic warrior skills

By Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy | November 26, 2013

More than 30 noncommissioned officers and junior Marines with Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group attended a week-long professional military education program to enhance their leadership and reawaken their esprit de corps. During a recent address through ‘The Reawakening’ letter to the NCOs, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos called MORE
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"On the Ready": Marines Graduate from DLI Foreign Language Center Acquisition Course

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | June 18, 2013

Four Marines from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG) graduated from an initial language acquisition course at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) Foreign Language Center (FLC), Virginia Beach Training Detachment, June 7. Captain Bryant Kruse, communications officer, Gunnery Sgt. Crystal Hannan, intelligence chief and Staff Sgt. MORE
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MCSCG Marines Honor Historic Civil War Battle Marines Study Historic Battle to Hone Leadership Skills

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | June 10, 2013

More than 40 Marines and Sailors from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG) honored the Battle of Gettysburg’s 150th Anniversary by conducting a staff ride of Gettysburg National Military Park, May 29 – 30. According the Maj. Scott Benninghoff, the unit’s logistics officer and main coordinator for the trip, “this staff ride formed one MORE
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MCSCG Marines Provide SC Mentorship at Command and Staff College MCSCG Marines Provide SC Mentorship to Command and Staff College Students

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | May 23, 2013

Two Marines from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group mentored more than 200 students from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College during Exercise Nine Innings aboard MCB Quantico, Va. from May 6 – 23.  Marine Majs. Shawn Rickrode and Ryan Crais provided classroom instruction and guided discussions in Security Cooperation (SC) and Security MORE
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Marine Corps Holds Security Cooperation Planner’s Course for Enrichment Week

By Petty Officer 1st Class Grant Ammon | April 12, 2013

Marine Corps Maj. Ryan Crais, a security cooperation advisor with Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG), addresses Foreign Area Officers (FAO) and Regional Area Officers (RAO) at a MCSCG-led course for future security cooperation planners during Naval Postgraduate School Enrichment Week in Monterey, Calif., March 25-28. Crais is an NPS MORE
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Republic of Georgia MOD, ACMC Recognize Marines and Sailor for GDP-ISAF Contributions Republic of Georgia MOD, ACMC Recognize Marines and Sailor for GDP-ISAF Contributions

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | February 28, 2013

Thirteen Marines and one sailor were honored by representatives from the Republic of Georgia’s Ministry of Defense and Gen. John Paxton, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, for their contributions in support of the Georgia Deployment Program – International Security Assistance Force (GDP-ISAF) during an award ceremony at Sandpiper Recreation MORE
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Georgian Soldiers display honed Warfighting capabilities to Marine mentors Georgian Soldiers display honed Warfighting capabilities to Marine mentors

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | February 25, 2013

More than 100 Republic of Georgia soldiers with Bravo Company, 42nd Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) expressed their love for actors portraying enemy insurgents with bullets vice flowers during a Valentine’s Day out-of-sector battalion clearance operation at a training village aboard Joint Multinational Readiness Center Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 14. MORE
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Security Cooperation Group Marines Ripen Junior Leaders

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | November 02, 2012

Twenty-one noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Marines at Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group participated in a leadership seminar aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story, Va. from Oct. 22 -26.  The five-day seminar was designed to resemble a modified Corporal's Course and expose the Marines to myriad subjects that MORE
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Rotation 8, 9 Georgia Training Team, Georgia Liaison Team Complete PTP

By Maj. Matthew O'donnell | November 01, 2012

During the first week of August 2012, 80 Marines and Sailors from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve arrived at Marine Corps Security Cooperation to begin their one month pre-deployment training package in preparation to assume the role of the Rotation 8 and 9 Georgia Training Team (GTT) as part of the Georgia Deployment Program – International MORE
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Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group Marines welcome new commander

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | July 12, 2012

A historic Change of Command took place at the Harbor Master Facility aboard Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek – Fort Story, July 12, when more than 100 guests witnessed Marine Col. Christopher R. McCarthy, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG) relinquish command to Lt. Col. Matt Baker.  This is the first MORE
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U. S Marines increase partnership relations with Panamanian counterparts U. S Marines increase partnership relations with Panamanian counterparts

By Capt. David Delvalle | October 16, 2012

A group of Marines from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG) and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH) ,  merged their leadership knowledge and expertise to provide a Mobile Training Team (MTT) to the Panamanian Marine Corps (Infanteria de Marina de Panama, also known as INFAMAR), from Sept. 15 – 22. Captain David Delvalle, MORE
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U.S., Chilean Marines Enhance Interoperability During Expert Exchanges

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | June 04, 2012

United States Marines with Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group conducted a Subject Matter Expert Exchange with the Chilean Marine Corps’ Second Marine Detachment “Miller” on May 13 - 18.  The three Marines with MCSCG who participated in the exchange shared their personal expertise with their Chilean counterparts in order to foster relationships MORE
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Georgian Ministry of Defense honors Five Marines, Sailor

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | May 04, 2012

Five Marines and one Sailor were honored by representatives of the Republic of Georgia’s Ministry of Defense for their contributions in support of the Georgia Deployment Program –International Security Assistance Force (GDP-ISAF) during an award ceremony at Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group, Joint expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story, MORE
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Security Cooperation Group Marines Strengthen their Combat Fitness and Lifesaving Skills

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | March 29, 2012

More than 60 Marines and Sailors from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group participated in an offsite training event aboard Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach, Va., March 23.  The purpose of the offsite was to exploit a gap in the unit’s normal work schedule created by Solid Curtain – Citadel Shield, which is a Naval MORE
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Marines Synchronize Future Security Cooperation Efforts

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | March 16, 2012

Since October 2001, Marines have been deeply engaged in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting the “Global War on Terror.” With combat forces drawing down over the last couple of years, the Marine Corps’ future operational landscape is changing and the Marines are ready to embrace it.  Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG) MORE
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Marines observe Georgian’s Charlie Company 23rd LIB raid enemy insurgents at rehearsal exercise

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | February 21, 2012

Republic of Georgia soldiers from Charlie Company, 23rd Light Infantry Battalion (LIB), conducted a cordon and search operation on a suspected enemy cell at a local village aboard Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 20. This operation is part of the unit’s mission rehearsal exercise (MRE) in preparation for their upcoming MORE
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Marines praise Georgian soldiers’ lifesaver skills during mass casualty operation

By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero | February 22, 2012

Georgian soldiers from Charlie Company, 23rd Light Infantry Battalion honed their combat lifesaving skills at a mass casualty operation during the battalion’s mission rehearsal exercise (MRE) at Join Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 21. During the training scenario, the Georgians gave medical assistance and evacuation MORE
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Mission
Execute and enable Security Cooperation (SC) Programs, training, planning, and activities in order to ensure unity of effort in support of USMC and regional Marine Component Command (MARFOR) objectives and in coordination with operating forces and Marine Air-Ground Task Forces.
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