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United States Marine Corps (USMC)

Officer Job Descriptions

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MOS 9946, Foreign Area Officer-Southwest Asia*

a. Summary. Foreign area officers are officers who are proficient in a foreign language and who have extensive in-country experience in a designated region. This MOS may be assigned only as a skill designator MOS. It will be assigned and voided only by the authority of HQMC.

b. Requirements/Prerequisites

(1) Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by scoring annually a minimum of level 2 in all tested areas of the DLPT.

(2) Display extensive knowledge of a designated region to include military forces, culture, history, sociology, economics, politics, and geography.

(3) Must have broad travel experience in the designated region.

c. Duties. Performs in FMF/joint/combined staffs in operations, planning, and intelligence billets.

d. Related DOT Classification/DOT Code. Foreign Service Officer 188.117-106.

Information Derived From MCO P1200.7V Part 1. Current as of Nov 00

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