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Marine Corps (USMC) Enlisted Job Descriptions
MOS 9811, Member, The President's Own, United States Marine Band
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Note: The Marine Corps does not currently use Special Identifier MOS's (Field 98 through 99) for enlisted Marines. They were eleminated in 2006 and 2007. The below Special Identifier MOS information is maintained here for historic purposes, only. For a list of current Marine Corps enlisted MOS's in use, see our Marine Corps Enlisted Job Information Pages.

Summary. MOS 9811 is assigned to musicians who are enlisted "for duty with the United States Marine Band only." They are appointed to the grade of staff sergeant upon their initial 4 year enlistment. These enlistees report directly to the Marine Band, Marine Barracks, Washington, DC for duty. They are permanently assigned to the Band and perform musical duties as an instrumentalist or music-related technical duties as a member of the support staff. The Director, U.S. Marine Band, recommends MOS 9811 promotions to CMC (MMPR-2) to fill T/O vacancies.


(1) Auditioned/technically evaluated and interviewed, and found musically or otherwise technically qualified by the Director, U.S. Marine Band. No specific level of education is required, but the performing ability and expertise required are that which can be expected for acceptance into world renowned symphony orchestras. The ability to fluently sight-read music is an absolute necessity.

(2) Capable of being assigned a top secret clearance with Category II White House access.

(3) Able to adjust to the demands of a military-oriented life-style.

(4) Presents a neat appearance with weight in proportion to height.


(1) MGySgt to SSgt:

(a) Instrumentalist. Performs as a musician with the band, the orchestra, a section, or as a soloist in concerts, ceremonies, or other official functions.

(b) Support Staff. Performs in the specific area of technical expertise to which assigned (operations, library, public affairs, recording, arranging, copying, instrument repair or stage management).

Related DOT Classification/DOT Code. Musician, Instrumental.

Related Military Skill. Musician, 5523-5565.

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

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