Wed. Jun 19th, 2024


The Kingdom of Denmark

Marines Leap at Probability to Serve

Within the Shadow of Vikings

By P.T. Brent

I’m proud othe younger males in E mbassCopenhagen’s Marine SeuritGuard Detachment. It’s not only a query ofeeling more secure with the Marines manning Post 1, which I doof course. It’s what they contribute to our diplomatic mission in a broader sense. They arthe first People that embassy visitors meet, and therepresent our countrextremely effectively. They arthe embodiment of American patriotism. They are also an integral half of our inside embassy community.”

—James P. Cain U.S. Ambassador to Denmark

The architecturally distinctive Copenhagen metropolis corridor serves to remind leathernecks within the American Embassy Marine Safety Guard Detachment that they’ve a singular alternative to serve their nation and Corps whereas experiencing a unique tradition and studying a brand new language.

What a deal … being an MSG—a Marine safety guard—primarily based at the American Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmarok.

“The artwork of diplomacy is telling your familyandfriendsyouarebeingsentaway to embassy duty in Scandinaby way of and not grinning,” mentioned one veteran Marine officerWhatachancetoseethe world, experience different cultures and other people, be taught languages and have a unique job that actually counts.

Marine safety guards are all volunteers. They’re excellent Marines chosen from the very best the Corps has to offer. Mature young People, on the average, they have accomplished one tour within the Marine Corps previous to this handpicked State Division duty. Unmarried, besides for the detachment commanderand provided safety clearances before they change into an embassy or consulate watchstander, these Marines are Ambassadors in Blue.”


For manythis is a pivotal second. It’s the responsibility project that may resolve if they may decide to a long-term profession as a leatherneck. Not all candidates graduate from the training. Their appearance, ci vil-ian apparel (paid for by the Marine Corps), maturity and a report of no earlier violations all goes into the analysis during the coaching on the Marine Safety Guard Faculty in Quantico, Va. Every Marine who graduates earns the seal of approval and

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