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Marine Detachment?

Posted on Tue Feb 25th, 2020 @ 4:30am by Lieutenant JG Kevin Lance

I have a question about the Marine Detachment positions.

In the 21st Century U.S. Navy, Marine Detachments are the primary security force on larger ship. Think about Checkov being chased through the carrier Enterprise in Star Trek IV.

The Independence has both a Security Division and a Marine Detachment. Is the Marine Detachment responsible for ship board security? Or are they for off-ship force projection?

 

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by Lieutenant Commander Feyd Relor on Tue Mar 3rd, 2020 @ 3:43pm

My understanding has always been as you describe it. Security is responsible for ship board protection and marines are deployed in the field off ship.