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United States Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors



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The Intelligence OccFld conducts the collection, processing, ana dissemination of intelligence. The specialties within the Intelligence OccFld are analysis, counterintelligence, imagery interpretation, and geographic intelligence. Basic qualification requirements include clerical, communication, and computer skills. Intelligence specialists are required to learn and master a variety of analytical and technical skills. Formal schooling is mandatory for assignment of an intelligence MOS. Entry-level Marines enter the field in MOS 0231, (Intelligence Specialist) or MOS 0261 (Geographic Intelligence Specialist). Entry into MOS 0211 (Counterintelligence/HUMINT Specialist) or 0241 (Imagery Interpreter) is accomplished by lateral move. Duty assignments vary widely from all levels of the Operating Forces to Joint Staffs, to Unified/Commands. Intelligence Marines also have the opportunity to serve in billets such as drill instructor, recruiter, and Marine Security Guard duty. Marines entering the OccFld will receive MOS 0200, Basic Intelligence marine, while participating in on-the-job training (if required) and/or attending formal school. All Marines assigned an intelligence MOS must submit a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) prior to attending formal school. Intelligence MOS Marines must have an adjudicated SSBI to qualify for assignment of one of the primary intelligence MOSs. Intelligence MOSs are assigned and voided only by the Commandant of the Marine Corps (MM) in coordination with the Occupational Field 02 Specialist's recommendations.

Below are the Marine Corps Enlisted Military Occupation Specialties which are organized under this occupational field:

0211 --Counterintelligence/HUMINT Specialist

0212 --Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

0231 --Intelligence Specialist

0241 --Imagery Analysis Specialist

0261 --Geographic Intelligence Specialist

0291 --Intelligence Chief

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