April 22, 2014
The United States Marine Corps is looking for a few good actors to play terrorists in upcoming training exercises, putting out a casting call that could give clues about what the Pentagon is prepping for.
A solicitation put out this month by the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command sought an actor to play an “Al Qaeda personality,” a French-speaker with a college degree in chemistry and three men who could play “high value insurgent” roles. The actors are needed for training exercises in South Carolina during the next three months.
“Each final exercise is an 8-day training event which will be conducted by members of [Marine Special Operation Company Mike],” a statement of work on the exercise reads. “The exercise is considered to be an important segment of collective training of [Marine Special Operation Company Mike’s] pre-deployment training program.”