Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 8002 -- Joint Terminal Attack Controller

Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: MGySgt to SSgt

Job Description: This MOS requires formal Joint Terminal Attack Cont.roller (JTAC) training and certification. It forms the foundation skill set for assignment to appropriate JTAC billet in the operating Forces. A JTAC is a qualified (certified) service member, who from a forward position directs the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support (CAS), and other offensive air operations.

A qualified and current JTAC will be recognized across DoD as capslble and authorized to perform terminal attack control. Mission essential task/skill training for a JTAC is established in the TandR and includes graduation from the Special Operations Spotter Course (SOSC), and the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Course at EWTG. Upon successful completion of the TACP Course, the JTAC will be designated combat capable, receive MOS 8002 JTAC, and will return to his unit for completion of the TandR requirements. Only TandR qualified and current JTAC's may conduct Close Air Support (CAS) training operations without specified instructor supervision. Training currency must be documented and certified in the JTAC training record.

Job Requirements:

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

(2) JTAC must be a staff noncommissioned officer.

(3) Must have a secret security clearance based on ENTNAC or NAC.

(4) Must have normal color vision/correctable to 20/20.

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

(6) Must have at least two years of obligated time in service remaining upon completion of TACP course.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to the JTAC portions of the TandR Manual.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

No civilian equivalent

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

Ground Combat Arms Staff Sergeant.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3