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Marine Corps (USMC) Enlisted Job Descriptions
MOS 4611, Combat Illustrator
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Summary. Combat illustrators create two and three dimensional artistic and illustrative products for use in a broad range of programs including, but not limited to, briefs, training, investigations, etc. Typical duties include layout, design, illustration, and artistic projects. Combat illustrator SNCOs draft reports, official correspondence, and budget; supervise and instruct personnel in the operation of all equipment and software related to MOS 4611, as well as supervising and organizing all aspects of illustration operation.


(1) GT score of 100 or higher.

(2) Submit a portfolio to CG MCCDC (C465VIM). The portfolio consists of 20 pieces of original artwork created within the last 2 years. The portfolio should clearly demonstrate the MOS 4611 candidate's artistic skills with emphasis on his or her ability to draw proportions in naturalistic artwork (e.g. faces, equipment, landscapes, etc.). The following formats are acceptable, original artwork, CD, prints, 35mm slides, color copies, and 3.5" diskettes.

(3) Must have art ability.

(4) Must have normal color vision.

(5) Must be eligible for a secret security clearance.

(6) Complete the Graphics Specialist Course, Fort Meade, MD, or demonstrated MOS proficiency through completion of appropriate Civilian schooling.

(7) Must be a U.S. citizen.

Duties. For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 1510.54C_, Individual Training Standards.

Related DOT Classification/DOT Code

(1) Illustrator 141.061-022.

(2) Graphic Designer 141.061-018.

Related Military Skill.

Information Derived From MCO P1200.7V Part I and Part II.

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