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MOS 8243 -- Foreign Area Officer-Peoples Republic of


MOS/Title: 8243 -- Foreign Area Officer-Peoples Republic of China

Type of Officer : All

Type of MOS : FMOS

Rank Range: N/A

Job Description: Foreign area officers are officers who are proficient in a foreign language and who have extensive in-country experience in a designated region. This MOS may be assigned only as a FMOS. It will be assigned and voided only by the authority of HQMC.

Job Requirements:

(1) Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by scoring annually a minimum of level 2 in all tested areas of the DLPT.

(2) Display extensive knowledge of a designated region to include military forces, culture, history, sociology, economics, politics, and geography.

(3) Must have broad travel experience in the designated region.

Duties: Performs in FMF/joint/combined staffs in operations, planning, and intelligence billets.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

Foreign Service Officer 188.117-106.

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Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, part 1

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