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Here is the meaning
SOCMC -- Special Order of the Commandant of the Marine Corps (USMC).
Thank you for that information. Is that a routine action, or does "Special Order of the Commandant" signify an unusual or unique action?
Dear Mr. Wales,
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SOCMC stands for Special Order of the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Special Orders are often used to explain specific personnel actions such as reassignment, etc. A special order should be located in your father’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). Therefore, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Marine Corps who were separated from service after 1904 and before 1959 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests
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