MOS 0311 Rifleman

MOS 0311 Rifleman

MOS Description

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.

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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Security Program Integration Professional Certification (SPIPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's understanding of and ability to apply risk management and security program management concepts, principles, and practices. Candidates must be conferred the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).

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The Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's understanding of foundational concepts, principles, and practices needed to successfully perform functions, implement programs, and pursue missions to protect DoD assets. The SFPC is a prerequisite for the Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC).

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The Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC) provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's ability to apply foundational concepts, principles, and practices needed to successfully perform functions, implement programs, and pursue missions to protect DoD assets. The SAPPC is ideal for personnel who will be or are already performing security functions as an additional and/or embedded duty on behalf of (and as specified by) a DoD Component. The certification is also ideal for personnel who are working toward or already occupy full-time security positions for which attainment of this certification has been deemed a requirement or a professional development milestone. The SAPPC is the second of four certifications within the SPeD Certification Program. To obtain the SAPPC, candidates must already be a recipient of the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).

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The Physical Security Certification (PSC) is ideal for DoD, Industry, and federal members performing physical security functions.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The ASIS International, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification is for security management professionals who demonstrate knowledge and competency in all areas of security management. CPP candidates must have been employed full-time in a security-related role and meet education and/or experience requirements, which include at least three years of experience in responsible charge of a security function. Candidates must also pass a written exam.

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The American Correctional Association (ACA), Certified Corrections Officer (CCO) is an entry-level certification recommended for personnel who work directly with offenders, correctional officers, security officers, custodial officers, corporals, and sergeants. Applicants have at least one year of relevant experience, must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and must be able to manage offenders, control offender movement, maintain health, safety, and sanitation, use effective communication, and have knowledge about corrections, general skills, equipment control, and ethics and law.

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The Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification is designed for individuals whose primary responsibilities are to conduct physical security surveys, design integrated security systems that include equipment, procedures, and people; or install, operate or maintain those systems and who have demonstrated in-depth operational knowledge and competence in this area. Candidates wishing to take the PSP examination must first satisfy the following requirements: Complete six (6) years of experience in the physical security field; Earn a High school diploma or GED equivalent; and must not have been convicted of any criminal offense that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification program. Alternatively, candidates may have a Bachelor's degree or higher and four years of progressive physical security experience. An examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and/or education and responsible charge criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the PSP designation.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) cerification is for candidates who have proficiency in front-line hazardous materials. Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant experience with responsibilities directly related to the handling of hazardous materials and/or waste in the workplace; or, an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from an accredited college or university in hazardous materials management, environmental science, environmental management, or environmental technology, plus 3 years of relevant experience as described above. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) certification recognizes one's expertise for dealing with the safe and secure transportation of dangerous goods internationally. Applicants must have five years of relevant experience. Applicants must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The NCS4 Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) credential is a mid-level security certification. CSSPs are individuals at the middle and upper levels of organizations and who are in leadership roles responsible for the planning and overall security operations of sport venues and events have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform their job. The CSSP certification focuses on advancing the sports safety and security industry by addressing the competency requirements of current security professionals and those related professionals in law enforcement, emergency management, government, public safety, human resources, and operations specialists, among others. Candidates must have a minimum of 8 years of experience working in a comprehensive safety and security management position and a minimum of 50 contact hours directly relating to sports/special event safety and security management. A four-year degree may be substituted for 4 years of experience. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

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High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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