The Marines have a new insignia for the elite Marines Corps Special Operations Command. It’s called the Spiritus Invictus, and is long overdue. It means “unconquerable spirit,” and features a golden bald eagle with outstretched wings towards the tip of a gold stiletto dagger. It also has the medallion of the Southern Cross constellation.
Military.com stated, “Effective immediately, MARSOC critical skills operators and special operations officers are authorized to wear a new gold breast insignia, the Marine Corps announced Monday night. The insignia badge will be 2 inches by 2.75 inches and will be awarded to critical skills operators and special operations officers upon completion of MARSOC’s grueling nine-month individual training course.”
MARSOC commander Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III added, “Our rigorous training pipeline ensures that a newly minted critical skills operator has developed the skills required for full spectrum special operations.” What do you think of the new insignia?