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Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 8156 -- Marine Security Guard (MSG)

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Type of MOS : FMOS

Rank Range: MGySgt to PFC

Job Description: The MSG will be assigned to duty to one of 140 plus MSG detachments around the world. The MSG will provide armed internal security to designated U.S. diplomatic and consular facilities to prevent the compromise of classified information and equipment vital to the national security of the Unites States. As part of the MSG detachment, the detachment member's secondary mission is to provide protection for U.S. citizens and U.S. government property located within designated U.S. diplomatic and consular premises during exigent circumstances, which require immediate aid or action. The detachment member will be physically and mentally capable of enduring a direct counter-intelligence and combat environment, master interior guard procedures, be proficient with security, anti-terrorism, and counter espionage tactics. The MSG member must also be knowledgeable in law enforcement techniques, small arms handling and employment, emergency first aide, force continuum, less than lethal application, and entry and access control procedures.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must meet the prerequisites prescribed in MCO 1326.2E and pass a prescreening interview with a member of the MSG screening team.

(2) Complete the Marine Security Guard School.

Duties: A complete list of duties can be found in the Marine Security Guard Training and Readiness Manual, NAVMC 3500.90.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

No civilian equivalent.

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

None.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3

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