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Plural of master-at-arms.
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While my primary responsibilities centered on the active duty Navy masters-at-arms who were assigned to me, I worked closely with my O-3 counterpart in the National Guard unit also assigned to the SPOD in order to provide effective landside force protection coverage at the facility.
Naval special warfare units will expand significantly, Masters-at-arms involved in antiterrorism, force protection and security missions have increased from 1,700 to almost 10,000 since the 9/11 attacks.
This meant that Navy Masters-at-Arms (MAs) stationed at bases and on board ships around the world executed their force protection readiness more than ever.