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Marine Security Guard (MSG)
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Members Who Served in Marine Security Guard (MSG)

Beall, David, SgtMaj
Status
USMC Active
Service Years
1993 - 2100
MOS
9999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Primary Unit
VMFAT-101
Home State
California
Home Town
Not Specified
Beals, Roy, GySgt
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1968 - 1978
MOS
8411-RSS Recruiter
Primary Unit
9th Marine Corps District, Western Recruiting Region
Home State
California
Home Town
Not Specified
Beane, Michael, Sgt
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1990 - 1993
MOS
8151-Guard
Primary Unit
Marine Security Guard (MSG)
Home State
Maine
Home Town
Not Specified
Beck, William, Maj
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1954 - 1978
MOS
0430-Embarkation Officer
Primary Unit
3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)
Home State
California
Home Town
Not Specified
Bednar, Daniel, Cpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
2001 - 2006
MOS
8156-Marine Security Guard
Primary Unit
Marine Security Guard (MSG)
Home State
California
Home Town
Not Specified
Bennett, Bayne, Sgt
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1990 - 1998
MOS
2531-Field Radio Operator
Primary Unit
Marine Security Guard (MSG)
Home State
Indiana
Home Town
Not Specified

Marine Security Guard (MSG) Description

A Marine Security Guard (MSG), also known as a Marine Embassy Guard, is a member of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (formerly Marine Security Guard Battalion), a battalion-sized organization of U.S. Marines whose detachments provide security at American embassies, American consulates and other official United States Government offices such as the United States Mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium. The Marine Security Guard was designated MOS 8151, this has changed to MOS 8156.



The U.S. Marine Corps has a long history of cooperation with the U.S. State Department, going back to the early days of the country. From the raising of the American flag at Derna, Tripoli, and the secret mission of Archibald H. Gillespie in California, to the Boxer Rebellion at Peking, Marines have served many times on special missions as couriers, as guards for embassies and legations, and to protect American citizens in unsettled areas.



The formal and permanent use of Marines as security guards began with the Foreign Service Act of 1946, which authorized the Secretary of Navy to, upon the request of the Secretary of State, assign Marines to serve as custodians under the supervision of the senior diplomatic officer at a diplomatic post. The first joint Memorandum of Agreement was signed on 15 December 1948 regarding the provisions of assigning Marines overseas. Trained at the Foreign Service Institute, the first Marines arrived at Tangier and Bangkok in early 1949. The Marine Corps assumed the primary training responsibility in November 1954. The authority granted in the Foreign Service Act of 1946 has since been replaced by 10 U.S.C. § 5983 and the most recent Memorandum of Agreement was signed in August 2008. Although embassy duty is a crucial aspect of the Marines’ mission with a long tradition, the Corps is only budgeted to train and maintain a limited cadre of guards to cover over 100 embassies worldwide. In response to the 2012 Benghazi attack, Congress ordered a near doubling of Marine Security Guards in the midst of a post-war drawdown in overall USMC numbers. The USMC has responded by redeploying one company from 1st Battalion 1st Marines while additional guards are trained



 


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Marine Security Guard (MSG) Reunion information

Reunion Name: MSG Saigon
Date: Apr 27 - May 01, 2014
Location: Galveston, Texas
Place: Holiday Inn Resort
Contact: Bill Hubbard
Web Page: N/A
Email: w.hubbard@att.net
Phone: N‌/‌A
Event Description

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