The Public Affairs field gathers, prepares, publishes and disseminates news and feature materials about Marine Corps plans, policies, programs, regulations, operations and exercises. This information is disseminated to military and civilian broadcast and print media outlets. Marines in OccFld 43 conduct community relations programs to promote harmonious relations with civilian communities, produce command newspapers, magazines, and radio and television programs. Public Affairs Marines also act as the Marine Corps' official spokespersons. They arrange interviews for and escort members of the civilian media within the confines of military bases and installations, or in the area of operations during exercises and contingencies. Public Affairs Marines are assigned to all major commands, Marine Expeditionary Units, Recruiting Districts, Recruiting Stations, and many Joint Staffs. Marines entering the 43 OccFld are assigned as' Basic Combat Correspondents, MOS 4300, until they complete training in print and broadcast journalism skills.
Below are the Marine Corps Enlisted Military Occupation Specialties which are organized under this occupational field:
4313 --Broadcast Journalist
4341 --Combat Correspondent