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The Starfleet Marines assigned to the USS Gorkon belong to the Charlie Company of the Starfleet Marine Corps' 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, nicknamed "Shadows". When not involved in training exercises or specific Marine assignments, the contingent support the Starfleet crew in appropriate departments (for example, Marine medics can be found undertaking shifts in sickbay).
The Gorkon’s marine unit is 15 individuals split into
2 teams, which includes (at minimum) 2 officers and 2 non-commissioned officers. In addition, the unit has a SFMC trained pilot who serves as flight crew. The entire unit comes under the command of the Chief Marine Officer and the captain of the starship, following the usual chain of command.
The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team are a small squad of Marines who provide additional tactical and firearms support to security personnel. They specialise in VIP protection, hostage rescue, siege breaking, close quarter battle (CQB) and sniper techniques, and primarily operate in the fields of counter-terrorism and anti-hijacking.
The Search and Rescue (SAR) team is a team deployed to assist in search and rescue operations in high-risk and hostile environments. The team usually comprises of a commanding officer, a search specialist, two medics, an engineer/communications specialist
, a weapon specialist, and a communications expert.
===Location and Facilities===
The USS Gorkon’s Marine Team “Shadows” are based on Deck 8, close to main security. The Chief Marine Officer's office can be found next door to the Chief of Security and Tactical, and the Marines share the same facilities as the Starfleet personnel.