The USMC’s Force Recon Specialists are the USMC’s own SOC unit. Typically, force recon teams are not used to gather information passively. Instead, they are typically known to be used in “Direct Action” roles, clearing compounds and raiding convoys to extract a VIP or a target of strategic interest. Like most SOC units, they are trained extensively before each mission in order to reduce fatalities. However, a very unique aspect of the Force Recon teams is that they are to stay within the “fan” of naval artillery fire, using it only when completely necessary to ensure their escape.