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Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 0341 -- Mortarman


Cpl. Michael Oberley, 1/12 section chief and native of Greeley, Colo., and Cpl. Kyle Beagle, 1st Bn., 12th Marines mortar gunner and native of Deland, Fla., fire a round from 120-mm mortar system during a training session for Operation Spartan Fury, Dec. 2. Marines updated their proficiency in mortar and howitzer shooting drills and applying those skills and techniques to a mock battle scenario.
U.S. Marine Corps / Cpl. James Sauter

Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: Sgt to Pvt

Job Description: Mortarmen are responsible for the tactical employment of the 60mm light mortar and the 81mm medium mortar. Mortarmen provide indirect fire in support of the rifle and LARS quads/platoons/companies and the infantry and LAR battalions. They are located in the weapons platoons of the rifle and LAR companies and the weapons company of the infantry battalion. Noncommissioned officers are assigned as mortar gunners, forward observers, fire direction plotters, and squad and section leaders.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 80 or higher.

(2) Complete the Mortarman Course at the School of Infantry, East or West.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC Directive 3500.87, Training and Readiness Manual.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

Infantry Indirect Fire Crewmember 378.684-022.

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

Field Artillery Cannoneer, 0811.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3

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