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United States Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors

FIELD 06, COMMUNICATIONS

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The communications occupational field includes the design, installation, interconnection, and operation of communication networks and information systems used to transmit information and data. Marines in this field operate and perform preventive maintenance on both hardware and software systems; including telephone, teletype, switching, radio, cryptographic, and computer systems, which are essential links in the overall functions of communication. They must have basic to advanced manual and language skills and must be able to master precise communication and computer procedures, as well. as interact on a daily basis with users to solve communication systems challenges. Attention to detail and the ability to work closely with others are essential requirements. Eligibility for a security clearance is a requirement for some communication systems specialties. Marines entering Communications Systems are assigned MOS 0600, Basic Communications Systems Marine. They will participate in various communication systems functions while training for a designated MOS within the OccFld. Entry-level jobs include work as a field radio operator, wireman, multichannel equipment operator, satellite communications equipment operator, information systems specialist, data network systems specialist, and information assurance and information security technicians. The opportunity to participate in a formal apprenticeship program leading to receipt of a Department of Labor Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion may be available in some MOSS within OccFld 0600. Refer to MCO 1550.22 for specific information concerning this program. More detail information on tasks and training objectives can be found in MCO 1510.118, Individual Training Standards for Communications Systems, OccFld 06.

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

0612 --Field Wireman

0613 --Construction Wireman

0614 --Unit Level Circuit Switch (ULCS) Operator/Maintainer

0618 --Electronic Switching Operator/Maintainer

0619 --Wire Chief

0621 --Field Radio Operator

0622 --Digital (Multi-channel) Wideband Transmission Equipment Operator

0623 --Tropospheric Scatter Radio Multi-channel. Equipment Operator

0627 --SHF Satellite Communications Operator-Maintainer

0628 --EHF Satellite Communications Operator-Maintainer

0629 --Radio Chief

0648 --Strategic Spectrum Manager

0651 --Data Network Specialist

0652 --Certification Authority Workstation

0653 --Defense Message System

0656 --Tactical Network Specialist

0658 --Tactical Data Network Gateway Systems Administrator

0659 --Data Chief

0681 -- Information Security Technician

0689 --Information Assurance Technician

0699 --Communications Chief

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