MOS 0311 Rifleman
The Riflemen employ the M16M4/A4 Service Rifle, the M203 Grenade Launcher and the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR). Riflemen are the primary scouts, assault, and close combat forces available to the MAGTF. They are the foundation of the Marine Infantry Organization, and as such are the nucleus of the fire team in the rifle squad, the scout team in the LAR Squad, and Scout Snipers in the infantry battalion. Noncommissioned Officers are assigned as Fire Team Leaders, Scout Team Leaders, and Rifle Squad Leaders.
The following civilian credentials are related to MOS 0311 Rifleman. These credentials may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these credentials, click on the credential title below.
For additional credentials related to Free, Necessary, and Exception MOSs, go to the Collateral Duty search feature and explore more opportunities to get certified. Only Service members who hold a 03 Primary MOS and who are assigned in writing by their Commanding Officer or have attended related formal school training are eligible for collateral duty/billets.For more supervisory and managerial credentials, please refer to the LEADER summary page.
|Credential||Agency||Related As||COOL$||GI Bill®||Accreditation|
|Certified Hazardous Materials Technician Level I (WSO-CHMT I) Is Not In Demand||World Safety Organization (WSO)||some||COOL Bucks|
|Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Is Not In Demand||ASIS International||some||COOL Bucks||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Certified Corrections Officer (CCO) Is Not In Demand||American Correctional Association (ACA)||some||COOL Bucks||GI Bill|
|Certified Jail Manager (CJM) Is Not In Demand||American Jail Association (AJA)||other|
|Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) Is Not In Demand||ASIS International||other||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Physical Security Professional (PSP) Is Not In Demand||ASIS International||some||COOL Bucks||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Certified Corrections Manager (CCM) Is Not In Demand||American Correctional Association (ACA)||other||GI Bill|
|Certified Corrections Supervisor (CCS) Is Not In Demand||American Correctional Association (ACA)||some||COOL Bucks||GI Bill|
|Certified Corrections Executive (CCE) Is Not In Demand||American Correctional Association (ACA)||other||GI Bill|
|Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) Is Not In Demand||Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)||some||COOL Bucks||ANSI|
|Certified Jail Officer (CJO) Is Not In Demand||American Jail Association (AJA)||other|
|Certified Corrections Officer/Provisional (CCO/P) Is Not In Demand||American Correctional Association (ACA)||some||COOL Bucks|
|Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Is Not In Demand||International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)||some||COOL Bucks|
|Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) Is Not In Demand||International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)||other|
|Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) Is Not In Demand||International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)||other|
|Security Program Integration Professional Certification (SPIPC) Is Not In Demand||Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)||some||COOL Bucks||NCCA|
|Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) Is Not In Demand||Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)||some||COOL Bucks||NCCA|
|Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) Is Not In Demand||Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)||some||COOL Bucks||NCCA|
|Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) Is Not In Demand||Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)||some||COOL Bucks||ANSI|
|Certified Emergency Disaster Professional (CEDP) Is Not In Demand||International Board for Certification of Safety Managers||other|
|Industrial Security Oversight Certification (ISOC) Is Not In Demand||Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)||other||NCCA|
|Physical Security Certification (PSC) Is Not In Demand||Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)||some||COOL Bucks||NCCA|
Department of Defense (DoD) Certifications
Some of these credentials may be funded thru the Marine Corps COOL program. To find out, search for these credentials in the "National Certifications" tab and look for the icon.
Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Program
The SPeD Certification Program is part of the Department of Defense's (DoD) initiative to professionalize the security workforce. This initiative is intended to ensure that there is a common set of competencies among security practitioners that promotes interoperability, facilitates professional development and training, and develops a workforce of certified security professionals.
For additional information related to the SPeD Certification Program please visit the website.
Some states have specific licensing requirements for the following related civilian occupations. These state licenses may require additional education, training or experience. Click on the occupation below to get more information on state requirements from the U.S. Department of Labor. For more supervisory and managerial occupations, please refer to the LEADER summary page.
The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a formal military training program that provides active duty and Full Time Support (FTS) Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Service members the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides the nationally recognized "Certificate of Completion" upon program completion.
USMAP enhances your job skills and shows your motivation for more challenging military assignments. Having a DOL Certificate of Completion is an advantage in getting better civilian jobs since employers know the value of apprenticeships.
The following USMAP apprenticeship trades are related to MOS 0311 Rifleman:
Completing an apprenticeship is a process with four major steps. Proceed to Step 1 on the USMAP website to select an apprenticeship trade that is related to your military occupational specialty.
Related Civilian Occupations
The following civilian occupations are similar to the duties performed by MOS 0311 Rifleman. These occupations may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these occupations, click on the civilian occupation below. For more supervisory and managerial positions, please refer to the LEADER summary page. To search for related civilian job opportunities, go to the Veteran’s Employment Center.
|Civilian Job||Duties Matched||Bright Outlook||Green Occupation||Registered Apprenticeship||Local Salary Info|
|Bailiffs||some||find local salary|
|Correctional Officers and Jailers||some||find local salary|
|Police Patrol Officers||some||find local salary|
|Private Detectives and Investigators||some||find local salary|
|Security Guards||some||find local salary|
|Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs||some||find local salary|
|Surveying Technicians||some||find local salary|
|Transit and Railroad Police||some||find local salary|
|Transportation Security Screeners||some||find local salary|
Related Federal Occupations
The following federal occupations are similar to MOS 0311 Rifleman. These occupations may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these occupations, click on the federal occupation below.
- 0006 - Correctional Institution Administration Series
- 0007 - Correctional Officer Series
- 0072 - Fingerprint Identification Series
- 0080 - Security Administration Series
- 0082 - United States Marshal Series
- 0083 - Police Series
- 0085 - Security Guard Series
- 1801 - General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Series
- 1802 - Compliance Inspection and Support Series
- 1805 - Investigative Analysis Series
- 1810 - General Investigation Series
- 1811 - Criminal Investigation Series
- 1881 - Customs and Border Protection Interdiction Series
- 1895 - Customs and Border Protection Series
- 1896 - Border Patrol Enforcement Series
- 5786 - Small Craft Operating
- 6502 - Explosives Operating
- 6610 - Small Arms Repairing
- 6656 - Special Weapons Systems Mechanic
Other Career Considerations
A wide range of civilian job opportunities is available within the private and public sectors that align with MOS 0311 Rifleman military training and experience. More information about these opportunities and other considerations concerning occupations related to MOS 0311 can be found below.
There are many opportunities for people with military law enforcement corrections training and experience in the government and private sectors. Links to government agencies and private sector employers in the corrections field are below:
- State Departments of Corrections
- Federal Bureau of Prisons
- Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services
- U.S. Marshals Service, Detention Enforcement/Prisioner Operations
- Corrections Corporation of America
- American Correctional Association (ACA)
There are many opportunities for people with military police/force protection training and experience. A number of federal agencies employ law enforcement personnel; information on current law enforcement opportunities in the federal government can be found at:
- Bureau of Diplomatic Security
- Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services
- Drug Enforcement Agency
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
- Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service
- Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
- U.S. Secret Service
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- U.S. Marshals Service
The requirements of law enforcement jobs vary, however, people with military police/force protection training and experience are usually qualified and often sought after for these careers. The following sites provide portals to information on law enforcement jobs:
Additional information pertaining to MOS 0311 Rifleman can be found below.
The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) is an entry-level basic skills test that helps law enforcement agencies select the most qualified applicants by ensuring that candidates possess the basic cognitive skills necessary to successfully perform the job.
The POST is a valid, job-related test designed specifically for law enforcement use, which measures these basic skills:
- Reading Comprehension
- Grammar and Incident Report Writing.
Increase your department's hiring efficiency by using the POST to ensure candidates possess the fundamental skills to succeed in training and on the job.
The POST exam is used for law enforcement officer selection by a variety of municipal, county, state and federal agencies. In addition, the POST has been mandated as the statewide entry-level test by the states of Iowa and Utah. The POST is the official test of 25 state Police Chief Associations. All of these agencies thoroughly researched the available exams and determined that those offered by Stanard & Associates, Inc. were of the highest quality.
If you have any questions, please contact Stanard & Associates at 1-800-367-6919 or visit the POST website.
PoliceTraining.net provides a portal to information on law enforcement training programs.
In addition to obtaining certifications in your field, advanced education is another way to enhance job performance. One option for advanced education is through the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System (SOC DNS).
For help in making informed choices on schools and education programs when using tuition assistance, see: