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The Resource Always faithful, always forward : the forging of a Special Operations Marine, Dick Couch

Always faithful, always forward : the forging of a Special Operations Marine, Dick Couch

Label
Always faithful, always forward : the forging of a Special Operations Marine
Title
Always faithful, always forward
Title remainder
the forging of a Special Operations Marine
Statement of responsibility
Dick Couch
Title variation
Forging of a Special Operations Marine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Always Faithful, Always Forward follows the journey of a class of Marine candidates from their recruitment, through assessment and selection, to their qualification as Marines Special Operators. The assessment, selection, and training regimes are a combination of psychological testing and intense military training as well as being a physical and professional rite of passage. MARSOC Marines must be efficient, agile, independent, and prepared to live hard in the field. They are warriors trained in the full range of military skills, as well as teachers who can train locals to defend their communities and lead them in battle. But above all, they are Marines. Their ability to leverage their numbers by embedding with the locals and to live in remote locations has, in their short history, made them a valuable force and one with great utility in remote reaches of the world. Retired Navy Captain Dick Couch has been given unprecedented access to this new command and to the individual Marines of this exceptional special-operations unit, allowing him to chronicle the history and development of the Marine Special Operations Command and how they find, recruit, and train their special operators
Summary
A former Navy SEAL who led the only successful rescue of POWs from the Vietnam War describes the journey of a group of Marine candidates hoping to qualify for special operations, detailing their psychological testing and intense military training
Biography type
individual biography
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10314625
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Couch, Dick
Dewey number
  • 359.9/6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
VE23
LC item number
.C745 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Commando troops
  • Special operations (Military science)
Target audience
adult
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the forging of a Special Operations Marine
Label
Always faithful, always forward : the forging of a Special Operations Marine, Dick Couch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1042795
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425268599
Lccn
2014006176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780425268599
  • (OCoLC)876140453
Label
Always faithful, always forward : the forging of a Special Operations Marine, Dick Couch
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1042795
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425268599
Lccn
2014006176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780425268599
  • (OCoLC)876140453

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