United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Officer Job Descriptions
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.
(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