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Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 1812 -- M1A1 Tank Crewman


An Iraqi Army tanker with the 9th Armored Division drives an M1A1 Abrams tank under the instruction of Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center Jan. 16 at Camp Taji, Iraq. The IA tankers are preparing for a 45-day New Equipment Operator’s Course this spring at the Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq.
U.S. Army /Sgt. Chad Menegay, 196th MPAD, 25th Inf. Div., USD-C

Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: MGySgt to Pvt

Job Description: As members of an M1A1 tank crew or unit, M1A1 tank crewman perform various duties incident to the operation and maintenance of the tank, to include tactical employment, firing and maneuvering. Typical duties include preparing tanks, personnel, and equipment for movement and combat; preparation of ammunition for firing; locating targets; loading, aiming and firing of organic tank weapons using the tank fire control system; driving the tank; and performance of operator- level preventive and corrective maintenance.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 90 or higher.

(2) Complete the M1A1 Armor Crewman Course, Ft. Knox, KY. (Note: Non-MOS qualified prior service reservist may be certified as 1812s after completion of a two-phased training syllabus combined into a twenty-one day attendance at the Marine Corps M1A1 Reserve Tank Commander/Gunner Course (MCRTCGC), Ft. Knox, KY. Upon completion of the MCRTCGC, the battalion inspector-instructor may certify the Marine based upon satisfactory demonstration of the core skills as set forth in the Individual Training Standards while occupying a billet. requiring the AMOS).

(3) Must have vision correctable to 20/20.

(4) Must have normal color vision.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 1510.98, Individual Training Standards.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

Tank Crewmember 378.683-018

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Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3

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