Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Forces

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The Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Forces (NLMARSOF, also simply referred to as MARSOF) is the special forces unit of the Marine Corps of the Royal Netherlands Navy. It is one of the three principal units tasked with special operations in the Netherlands (the others being the Korps Commandotroepen (KCT) of the Royal Netherlands Army and the Brigade Speciale Beveiligingsopdrachten (BSB) of the Royal Marechaussee). The unit can be deployed worldwide to conduct special operations, including counter-terrorism both overseas and domestically, with a maritime focus.[1] Its operations are planned and coordinated by the Netherlands Special Operations Command (NLD SOCOM), as are the operations of the KCT.

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Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Forces
NLMARSOF
Nederlandse Maritieme Special Operations Forces
Emblem of NLMARSOF
Active2013-present
Country Netherlands
AllegianceHM The King
Branch Royal Netherlands Navy
TypeSpecial forces
RoleCounter Terrorism
Direct Action
Military Assistance
Special Reconnaissance
Hostage Rescue
Part ofNetherlands Marine Corps
Garrison/HQDoorn and Den Helder
Motto(s)Nec timide, nec tumide ("Without fear, without overconfidence")
Insignia
Frogman insignia and NLMARSOF-trident
AbbreviationNLMARSOF
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The unit was created in 2013 with the merger of the Unit Interventie Mariniers (UIM) and the Maritime Special Operations (MSO)-company.[2]