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VMI_Marine 19 November 2018 17:10

Trailer Platoon History
Quick question for the old salts around here - do any of you know the approximate year when MEUs started to designate and train a Trailer/Security Platoon? Just trying to establish an approximate length of time that the Security Element mission has existed.

Top0321 19 November 2018 19:04

1991-1992'ish. I would wait for SB to weigh in to get a more specific answer.

Dino0311 19 November 2018 19:15

I know it was originally called "cover" platoon, or at least at some point prior to trailer platoon.

Silverbullet 19 November 2018 20:01

Formalized 88/89 depending on coast.

8654maine 19 November 2018 20:03

Called Security Plt during my time, 89-91, 26th Meu.

VMI_Marine 20 November 2018 00:17

Great, exactly the info I was after. SB or 8654, did SOTG run a course for the platoon from the beginning, or did that come about later?

Silverbullet 20 November 2018 07:31

From 88ish on SOTG ran courses for the security element.

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