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|Active||June 19, 1957 – present|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Type||Special Operations Capable (SOC)|
|Role||Direct support of Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Joint Task Force
|Size||835 (consisting of five 167-member companies: three active duty (one in each Marine expeditionary force) and two Marine Forces Reserve|
|Part of||Fleet Marine Force (FMF)
|Nickname(s)||Force Recon, FORECON|
James L. Jones Sr.
Bruce F. Meyers
Joseph Z. Taylor
|Motto(s)||Celer, Silens, Mortalis|
("Swift, Silent, Deadly")
Operation Urgent Fury
Operation Just Cause
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Restore Hope
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Inherent Resolve
Force Reconnaissance (FORECON) is one of the United States Marine Corps' special operations capable forces (SOC) which supplies military intelligence to the command element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). Force Reconnaissance companies unlike USMC division reconnaissance report to the Marine expeditionary force (MEF) and provide direct action and deep reconnaissance during large-scale operations.
The Marine Corps also has Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Raider Battalions that were originally composed of Marine Special Operations Teams formed from Force Recon platoons (Det One) in 2006. MARSOC now has its own separate training pipeline. Force Recon companies continue to operate and focus primarily on direct action, intelligence gathering and maritime raid operations in the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) role.