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Reel America: "Embassy Marines: A Sense of Security" (1964)

Naval Photographic Center Training Film

U.S. Marines Receive State Department Training

U.S. Marines Receive State Department Training

Washington, DC
Sunday, March 23, 2014

The 26 minute training film "Embassy Marines: A Sense of Security" was produced for U.S. Marines who volunteer for State Department posts around the world. Working directly for ambassadors, the primary duty of the Marines is to protect classified material, and to provide securit for embassy personnel.

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:49pm (ET)

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