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Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions and Qualification Factors

Detailed List of Duties for MA (Master at Arms)

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MA3 (E-4)

Duties include:

LEGAL

  • READ AND EXPLAIN UCMJ ARTICLE 31 TO MILITARY SUSPECTS
  • INFORM ACCUSED OF CHARGES
  • INFORM PERSONNEL OF MASTS/COURTS-MARTIAL (TIME, LOCATION, UNIFORM, ETC.)
  • TESTIFY AT OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
  • ENFORCE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS AWARDED AT COURTS-MARTIAL OR CAPTAIN'S MASTS
  • DETERMINE PROBABLE CAUSE FOR COMMAND AUTHORIZED SEARCHES
  • INFORM COMMANDS OF PERSONNEL DETAINED IN CUSTODY

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATIONS

  • RECOMMEND INDIVIDUAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION (INFORMERS)
  • CONDUCT AUTHORIZED SEARCHES
  • CONDUCT SURVEILLANCE
  • IDENTIFY NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS
  • APPREHEND SUSPECTS
  • ISSUE WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
  • CONDUCT FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS
  • ADMINISTER BREATHALYZER TESTS

EVIDENCE

  • SECURE CRIME/ACCIDENT SCENES
  • INSPECT CRIME/ACCIDENT SCENES
  • PRESERVE EVIDENCE AT CRIME SCENES
  • SEIZE EVIDENCE/CONTRABAND
  • MARK AND TAG EVIDENCE/CONTRABAND
  • MAINTAIN CHAIN OF CUSTODY FORMS
  • PRESERVE EVIDENCE CHAIN OF CUSTODY

PHYSICAL SECURITY

  • CONTROL ACCESS POINTS TO SECURITY AREAS
  • STOW WEAPONS
  • SAFEGUARD KEYS
  • MONITOR ALARM SYSTEMS
  • TEST ALARM SYSTEMS
  • RESPOND TO ALARMS
  • MONITOR MASTER-AT-ARMS (MAA) COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
  • RESPOND TO BOMB THREATS
  • TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE WITH TWO-WAY RADIOS
  • DISPATCH SECURITY PERSONNEL
  • CONDUCT QUARTERDECK INSPECTIONS
  • CONDUCT GATE INSPECTIONS
  • CONDUCT BUILDING CHECKS
  • CONDUCT SECURITY LIGHTING CHECKS
  • CONDUCT PERIMETER CHECKS

VEHICLES

  • DRIVE EMERGENCY VEHICLES
  • ISSUE TEMPORARY VEHICLE PASSES
  • CONTROL OFFICIAL USE OF GOVERNMENT VEHICLES
  • INVESTIGATE ABANDONED VEHICLES
  • DIRECT TRAFFIC (VEHICLE/PEDESTRIAN)
  • ISSUE TRAFFIC CITATIONS
  • INVESTIGATE VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
  • DETERMINE VEHICLE SPEED WITH RADAR SYSTEMS
  • INVENTORY EMERGENCY VEHICLE EQUIPMENT

GENERAL DUTIES

  • MONITOR DAILY MUSTER REPORT FOR UNAUTHORIZED ABSENTEES (UA)
  • CONTROL PERSONNEL LINES (SHIP'S STORE, PAY, ETC.)
  • MONITOR LIBERTY PARTIES
  • ISSUE UNIFORM DEFICIENCY SLIPS
  • MUSTER RESTRICTED PERSONNEL
  • RESTRAIN PERSONNEL
  • ENGRAVE PERSONAL PROPERTY
  • CONDUCT INSPECTIONS TO ENSURE SWEEPERS, TAPS, AND REVEILLE ARE HELD
  • CONDUCT SECURITY INSPECTIONS
  • PROVIDE SECURITY ESCORT SERVICES
  • PROVIDE ASSISTANCE ON CRIME CONTROL OR PREVENTION PROGRAMS
  • SHIPBOARD BRIG SECURITY AND SUPPORT
  • PROCESS PRISONERS UPON RECEIPT
  • ESCORT AND GUARD PRISONERS
  • SHAKEDOWN AND FRISK PERSONNEL
  • COLLECT UNIFORMS/GOVERNMENT PROPERTY FROM
  • PERSONNEL DISCHARGED FOR DISCIPLINARY REASONS

TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION

  • PREPARE INCIDENT/COMPLAINT REPORTS
  • PREPARE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTS
  • PREPARE VOLUNTARY STATEMENTS (WITNESS)
  • PREPARE CIVILIAN SUSPECTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS
  • PREPARE AND PROCESS PERMISSIVE AUTHORIZATION FOR SEARCH AND SEIZURE
  • FILL OUT AND PROCESS MILITARY SUSPECTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS FORMS
  • FILL OUT TELEPHONIC THREAT/COMPLAINTS FORMS
  • FILL OUT EVIDENCE TAGS (INDEX OR ADHESIVE)
  • MAINTAIN AND PROCESS DESK JOURNALS
  • FILL OUT AND PROCESS FIELD INTERVIEW CARDS
  • PREPARE AND PROCESS EVIDENCE/PROPERTY CUSTODY DOCUMENTS
  • MAINTAIN AND PROCESS LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS LOGS
  • PREPARE FINGERPRINT CARDS (MAJOR CASE PRINTS)
  • PREPARE AND PROCESS NON-GOVERNMENT VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS
  • PREPARE ARMED FORCES TRAFFIC REPORTS
  • PROCESS VIOLATION REPORTS
  • PREPARE ALCOHOL INFLUENCE REPORTS
  • PREPARE DISPOSITION OF OFFENSES REPORTS
  • PREPARE COMPLAINT OF STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE REPORTS
  • PREPARE VEHICLE REPORTS
  • FILL OUT LINE-UP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS FORMS
  • PREPARE AND PROCESS INVESTIGATIVE NOTES
  • MAINTAIN AND PROCESS INTERVIEW/INTERROGATION LOGS
  • FILL OUT AND PROCESS COMMAND AUTHORIZATION FOR SEARCH AND SEIZURE FORMS
  • FILL OUT AND PROCESS CUSTOMER CONSENT AND AUTHORIZATION FOR ACCESS TO FINANCIAL INFORMATION FORMS
  • PROCESS AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE MEDICAL INFORMATION AND RECORDS
  • INVENTORY PERSONAL EFFECTS OF DECEASED OR DESERTED PERSONNEL

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