Additional opportunities for 0302 Infantry Officers include consideration for the 0307 EGR Officer NMOS. EGR Officers are the commanders or assistants commanders in the reconnaissance battalions and force reconnaissance companies. As such, EGR Officers plan, direct and assist in the deployment and tactical employment of Reconnaissance units. To fulfill these responsibilities, they evaluate intelligence; estimate the operational situation; and formulate, coordinate and execute appropriate plans for ground reconnaissance, amphibious reconnaissance, raids, fire support, special insertion and extraction, communications, operational logistics and maintenance. EGR Officers are also responsible for the discipline, morale and welfare of their units’ Marines.
Are there any prerequisites to becoming a Expeditionary Ground Reconnaissance Officer
(1) Must be a U.S. citizen.
(2) Must be an 0302 Infantry Officer.
(3) Must have normal color vision.
(4) Must have WS-B (+) Water Survival.
(5) Adjudicated secret security clearance and TS/SCI security clearance eligible.
(6) Officers must meet the Ground Combat Arms MOS Classifications Standards. For the Physical Fitness Test, officers must perform at least 6 pull-ups and run 3-miles in 24:51 or less. For the Combat Fitness Test, officers must perform at least 60 ammo can lifts, run the movement to contact in 3:26 or less, and navigate the maneuver under fire in 3:12 or less.
Where do I go after TBS?
The NMOS is granted upon completion of the 84 day Basic Reconnaissance Course (BRC) at the School of Infantry (West) aboard the MCB Camp Pendleton, CA. The purpose of the course is to train Marines in the tactics, techniques and procedures of amphibious reconnaissance operations. The BRC provides the students with the required knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform duties within a reconnaissance team. This course emphasizes individual and team patrolling, communications, amphibious insert/extraction skills, and combat conditioning. The course combines lecture, demonstration, and practical application in land navigation, water survival, communications, supporting arms, surveillance, patrolling, and amphibious operations. Upon successful completion of this course, the students are qualified for duties as a reconnaissance Marine capable of performing tasks associated with a reconnaissance team within a reconnaissance battalion.
Recommended reading for Expeditionary Ground Reconnaissance Officers
Grunts: Inside the American Infantry Combat Experience, World War II through Iraq. John C. McManus (free audiobook)
The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of Marines in Combat. Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (free audiobook or kindle book)
The Village. Bing West (free audiobook)
Sources of Power. Gary A. Klein (free audiobook)
Emotional Intelligence. Daniel Goleman (free audiobook)
– 0306, Infantry Weapons Officer (III) (CWO5 to CWO2) PMOS
– 0311, Rifleman (Sgt to Pvt) PMOS
– 0313, Light Armored Reconnaissance Marine (Sgt to Pvt) PMOS
– 0316, Combat Rubber Reconnaissance Craft (CRRC) Coxswain (SSgt to PFC) NMOS (0311, 0321, 0369)
– 0317, Scout Sniper (GySgt to LCpl) NMOS (0311, 0321, 0331, 0341, 0351, 0352, 0369)
– 0321, Reconnaissance Marine (MGySgt to Pvt) PMOS
– 0323, Reconnaissance Marine, Parachute Qualified (MGySgt to Pvt) NMOS (0321)
– 0324, Reconnaissance Marine, Combatant Diver Qualified (MGySgt to Pvt) NMOS (0321)
– 0326, Reconnaissance Marine, Parachute and Combatant Diver Qualified (MGySgt to Pvt) NMOS (0321)
– 0331, Machine Gunner (Sgt to Pvt) PMOS
– 0341, Mortarman (Sgt to Pvt) PMOS
– 0351, Infantry Assault Marine (Sgt to Pvt) PMOS
– 0352, Antitank Missile Gunner (Sgt to Pvt) PMOS
– 0363, Light Armored Reconnaissance Unit Leader (GySgt to SSgt) PMOS
– 0365, Infantry Squad Leader (Sgt) PMOS
– 0367, Light Armored Reconnaissance Master Gunner (MGySgt to Sgt) NMOS (0313, 0363, 0393)
– 0369, Infantry Unit Leader (GySgt to SSgt) PMOS
– 0372, Critical Skills Operator (MGySgt to Sgt) PMOS
– 0393, Light Armored Reconnaissance Operations Chief (MGySgt to MSgt) PMOS
– 0399, Operations Chief (MGySgt to MSgt) PMOS
– 0370, Special Operations Officer (LtCol to Capt) PMOS
Sources/Credits: Please note that the information above was derived from and in most cases taken directly from the “Marine Officer MOS Assignment Handbook”. The Basic School. Camp Barrett. March 3, 2019. All credit goes to the great staff at TBS for putting this together.
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