The US Marine Corps has formed an auxiliary volunteer cybersecurity force

US Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller told a security forum back in April that the Marines would soon launch a volunteer cybersecurity auxiliary unit. Earlier this week, the Marines announced the establishment of that unit, called the Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary (Cyber Aux), which it says will help increase “Marine Corps cyberspace readiness.”

In April’s Future Security Forum 2019, Neller noted that members of the auxiliary wouldn’t be permitted to wear the coveted Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem of the Corps, which is something a Marine earns by going through basic training or officer candidate school. He noted that they wouldn’t have to adhere to the Marine Corps’ strict standards, joking that the auxiliary would take…

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