The intent of the GORUCK Recon Raider event weekend is to give GRTs an opportunity to storm the same beaches and climb the same peaks as our MARSOF do in their training, in their backyard. These hallowed grounds and holy waters are where GORUCK MARSOF Cadre will dive deep into their history and lineage presenting a first class event weekend unlike any other. Dedicated entirely to Honoring the Fallen, while touching on historic battles and key roles MARSOF played while conducting operations all the way back from WWII, up to present times in the fight against the Global War on Terror. GRTs must come ready to be challenged as a team unlike any other GORUCK event. These events are designed and focused to push participants way beyond their individual physical and mental capabilities. All the while, encapsulating the pure essence and power of team building and camaraderie.
Pain is the theme of all GORUCK Challenges. Our Special Forces Cadres will ensure it’s pain with purpose by pushing individuals out of their comfort zones and building each class into a team. Train hard and show up ready. It’s worth it.
Serving just shy of ten years in the United States Marine Corps, Cleve served at all three Reconnaissance Battalions before making his way to 1st Force Reconnaissance Company. Cleve served on four combat deployments and has led Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan, in and around the Horn of Africa and Southeast Asia. Out of service, Cleve spends his free time traveling the world with his wife and kids, supporting combat veterans that battle from the war within.
Cadre JC hails from Michigan and now has roots in the ATL. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1997 and retired in 2018. JC served in Force Recon and Marine Special Operations Command during his 20-year career. He served on 8 deployments overseas with 6 of those in a combat zone from Iraq, Afghanistan, AFRICOM, and an unknown destination. JC has one piece of advice…don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Cadre Pog (pronounced “pawdge”) is a retired Marine Raider sniper and semi-professional pirate. After an exciting but exhausting career of swashbuckling and plundering the seven seas, Cadre Pog has settled down to be a parent of young children and sought the serenity of retirement by becoming a lawyer. Accompanied by his fur missile, Cloud, Cadre Pog enjoys long walks on the beach and thrashing GRT’s.
Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian peninsula, Arctic Circle, South America, Southeast Asia, Europe.