Marine Corps Officer Job Descriptions

MOS 0203 -- Ground Intelligence Officer

MOS/Title: 0203 -- Ground Intelligence Officer

Type of Officer : Unrestricted Line Officer

Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: Capt to 2ndLt

Job Description: Ground intelligence officers are trained as the primary platoon commanders in division reconnaissance companies, infantry battalion scout/sniper platoons, and other ground intelligence assignments to include: Battalion, Regiment, and Division Staffs; Marine Logistics Group and Intelligence Battalions.

Ground intelligence officers serve as commanders of the reconnaissance companies within division reconnaissance battalions, and are responsible for the planning, deployment, and tactical employment of ground reconnaissance units. They are also responsible for the discipline and welfare of their unit's Marines. To fulfill these responsibilities they analyze and evaluate intelligence; estimate the operational situation; and formulate, coordinate, execute appropriate plans for offensive/defensive maneuver, reconnaissance, and fire support. Ground intelligence officers also plan for operations in nuclear, biological, chemical defense, and directed energy warfare environments. Additionally, they are responsible for their unit's communications capabilities, operational logistics, and maintenance.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must be eligible or a top-secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) predicated upon a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).

Application for the SSBI must be submitted prior to attendance of the Ground Intelligence Officers Course at NMITC, Dam Neck, VA.

(2) Must be a male lieutenant to be assigned this MOS as a primary MOS. Officers assigned this MOS will retain it as an additional MOS following completion of the MAGTF Intelligence officer Course and re-designation as a 0202 MAGTF Intelligence Officer

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

(4) Must complete the Basic Intelligence Officer course (BlOC) prior to the awarding of the MOS.

(5) Complete the Infantry Officer Course (LaC), MCCDC, Quantico, VA; the Scout Sniper Platoon Commander's Course (SSPCC), MCCDC, Quantico, VA; and the Ground Intelligence Officer's Course (GIOC), Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC), Dam Neck, VA.

(6) The following courses of instruction are desirable as skills progression courses for MoS 0203:


(a) Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE).

(b) Intel Collection Management Course, Washington, DC.

(c) Combat Targeting Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX.

(d) Indications and Warnings Course, Washington, DC.

(e) Intelligence Analyst Course, Washington, DC.

(f) Basic Reconnaissance Course, EWTGLANT and EWTGPAC.

    Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 3500.32, Intelligence Training and Readiness Manual.

    Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

    (1) Intelligence Research specialist 059.167-010.

    (2) Intelligence Specialist 059.267-014.

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    Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, part 1

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