Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team
Part of the Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams (FAST), are an elite security force on standby to respond to threats to Naval, Marine Corps or other US government interests.
Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team - Role
The role of the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams is to detect, deter and defend against threats, with a focus on antiterrorism. A common task of the FAST Team Companies is the reinforcement of security at US Embassies around the world. They also provide training and advice to other security forces.
Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams maintain forward-deployed platoons at Naval bases around the world. FAST also keeps alert forces on standby to respond rapidly to unforseen events.
The Marines within Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams are highly skilled in :
US DoD footage by Petty Officer Shamira Purifoy | released to public domain
Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team - OrganizationThere are 3 FAST Companies:
Each FAST Company consists of 6 platoons of around 50 men each. A headquarters element of 14 Marines provides logistical, communications and training support to the platoons.
When deployed, Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team platoons are assigned to commands in three areas:
Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team - Operations
Members of 2nd Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Company fire 9mm M9 pistols aboard the USS Blue Ridge during small-arms weapons familiarization training, 2005.
DoD photo by Seaman Apprentice Marc Rockwell-Pate, U.S. Navy. (Released)
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