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Marine Corps Officer Job Descriptions

MOS 0530 -- Civil Affairs Officer


MOS/Title: 0530 -- Civil Affairs Officer

Type of Officer : Unrestricted Line Officer

Type of MOS : FMOS

Rank Range: N/A

Job Description: Civil affairs officers assist the MAGTF commander to plan, coordinate, and conduct civil-military operations. They help the commander to consider the civil implications of all MAGTF missions throughout the conduct of Marine Corps Planning Process. They act as an interface between the MAGTF commander and a wide variety of civilian populations, agencies, and organizations. They provide cultural and regional expertise to the commander and assist in training and preparing the MAGTF for civil-military operations. This MOS will be assigned to unrestricted officers as a non-PMOS only by the CMC (MM).

Job Requirements:

(1) A foreign affairs background, a minimum of 6 months experience in a civil affairs group, and completion of a military civil affairs course are preferred, but not mandatory.

(2) While a security clearance is not a prerequisite for holding this MOS, one must be able to obtain a clearance up to top secret, should the billet specify.

Duties: As assigned.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

(1) Civil Preparedness Training Officer 169.127-010.

(2) Civil Preparedness Officer 188.117-022.

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Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, part 1

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