Author Jeff E. Marines that were assigned MOS in the past handled advanced weaponry after receiving incredibly intense training. The announcement came in among many other significant changes the Marine Corps confirmed. Education, Qualifications, and Training Training to join Marine Corps infantry is considered among the most intense of any military branch. Image: Wikimedia Commons While the announcement that the U. Marines would no longer produce Infantry Assaultmen MOS , it is still a good idea to make yourself aware of training.
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The engineers will carry the SMAW, but they may not be the only ones. The Marine responded that he could not. That move will likely take place in the next four years. Yes, I do. But we had to give up something to get something else. Marine Corps leaders made clear in early that they wanted a significant increase in end strength: 12, additional troops to resource fields such as cyber, information operations, and counter-drone efforts. The service would add 3, Marines in and now expects an additional 1,, thanks to the recently signed National Defense Authorization Act.
But in the absence of a major plus-up, planners are looking for trade-offs. At seven Marines in a company assault section, three companies in a battalion, and 24 battalions in the Marine Corps, the move will leave more than spots available in the service to fill other jobs. It makes sense to cut the infantry assaultman MOS in part because it contains Marines of more junior ranks -- private to sergeant -- and its training overlaps with that of the other infantry MOSs, he said.
Unlike more technologically sophisticated jobs such as cyber and electronic warfare that measure professional training in years, new assaultmen take a few months to train. Maximilian Uriarte, creator of the Terminal Lance webcomic that is hugely popular within the Marine Corps, has written in the past about his time as an infantry assaultman. Because of the specific, niche nature of the job, he said, s end up doing other jobs on deployment. When he deployed to Iraq, he said, he ended up filling the always in-demand role of machine gunner.
Do you need a whole MOS for that? But despite all that, Uriarte expressed nostalgia for the job. Follow her on Twitter at HopeSeck.
MOS 0351 Infantry Assault Marine
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Marine Corps Infantry Assault (MOS 0351)
The image of unsophisticated "grunts" is an outdated one, however; these Marines use highly advanced weaponry and go through intensive training before leading the way into battle. Categorized as a military occupational specialty MOS , Infantry Assault Marines formerly Infantry Assaultmen are, as the name implies, found in the assault section of Marine weapons platoons of infantry rifle companies. Like other combat infantry jobs, MOS has been open to women since Their duties include providing rocket fire in support of rifle squads, platoons, and other companies within the infantry battalion. These Marines will use breaching and infiltration techniques when the infantry is on the offensive and employ demolition and other countermeasures when in a defensive position. Noncommissioned officers in this job are usually assigned as gunners or a team, squad and section leaders. Training As with many Marine infantry jobs, where you attend recruit training will determine which infantry school you will attend as MOS