Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 4429 -- Legal Services Reporter

Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: MGySgt to Sgt

Job Description: Legal services reporters conduct court reporting. Legal services reporters serve as reporters to staff judge advocates of major base or station commands and to the officer in charge of an LSSS that provides legal services support to a major Marine Forces command. Reporters record the proceedings of special and general courts-martial, formal investigations, administrative boards, staff meetings, and other similar bodies (hearings) and prepare or supervise preparation and assembly of typewritten, summarized, or verbatim transcripts; review records of proceedings for administrative completeness and technical accuracy.

When senior in grade, manage and supervise the reporter section of a general courtsmartial command and the enlisted personnel assigned to it.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 110 or higher.

(2) Must be certified as a legal services reporter by the CMC (JA) when competency is acknowledged/verified by the school director (or command) and the senior SNCOIC (JA3) of the court reporter program.

(3) Must be a high school graduate or have obtained a GED.

(4) Must be a Cpl or Sgt at time of application.

(5) Should be able to type 60 wpm. *

(6) Must score no less than 12.0 grade level in vocabulary and comprehension on the Nelson/Denny reading test.*

(7) Should score a reading rate of not less than 225 wpm on the Nelson/Denny Reading Test. *

(8) Must be a U.S. citizen.

(9) Must extend or reenlist for a sufficient period of time to meet a minimum 6-year obligated service requirement. For a period of 4 years after graduation from the stenotype school, Marines are not eligible to apply for any other Marine Corps programs or free type billets; e.g., warrant officer, enlisted commissioning, degree completion, drill instructor duty, recruiting duty, etc., that would be inconsistent with performance of duties as a legal services reporter.

Should a Marine not complete the Stenotype program, they will be re-designated to their previous PMOS.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 1510.51, Individual Training Standards.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

(1) Shorthand Reporter 202.362-010.

(2) Court Clerk 243.362-010.

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*The Base Education Center administers and grades the tests for prerequisites (5 -7) above. If there isn't an education center where the Marine is located, tests will be mailed to the Command. Test results must accompany any reenlistment or lateral move request.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3