Making Marine Security Guards

Congress expects the Marine Corps to be more forward deployed and to demonstrate that it's a crisis-reaction force. 

Marine Security Guards do just that. 

"In the wake of Benghazi, I think there's an expectation that Marines and sailors will be there and respond within hours to a threat against our diplomatic corps, U.S. citizens or interests abroad." — CMC Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. at the Senate Armed Services Committe Testimony | January 28, 2015