MOS 0321 Reconnaissance Marine

MOS 0321 Reconnaissance Marine

MOS Description

The Reconnaissance Marine is an Infantry Marine skilled in amphibious reconnaissance and ground reconnaissance. In addition to basic infantry skills, he possesses proficiency in scout swimming, small boat operations and refined observation, scouting, patrolling and long-range communications skills. Reconnaissance Marines receive advanced training as Static Line and Military Freefall Parachutists and Jumpmasters, as well as Combatant Divers and Diving Supervisors.

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Click here to go to Security Program Integration Professional Certification (SPIPC) web page.

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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Renewal Period: 2 years

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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Renewal Period: 2 years

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).

Click here to go to Physical Security Certification (PSC) web page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

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

Click here to go to Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) web page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Department of Defense (DoD) Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) program is sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) to professionalize the defense intelligence workforce by establishing a common standard of the fundamental knowledge and skills expected of all who serve and support, and those who hope to serve and support, in the Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE). The IFPC is based on the Defense Intelligence Fundamentals standards, which are cross-cutting and enterprise-wide, and depict the Department’s core expectations of what all Defense Intelligence Professionals, regardless of Service/Agency, Function/Specialty and experience level, must know and/or be able to do to successfully execute and/or contribute to the execution of intelligence missions, functions, and activities at the fundamental level. The IFPC will also serve to ensure incoming defense intelligence professionals meet knowledge standards. IFPC candidates must meet minimum eligibility requirements and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) is an intermediate-level technician credential. PG candidates must have knowledge and skills to adjust, maintain, or internally repair FCC licensed radiotelephone transmitters used in aviation, maritime, and international fixed public radio services. Candidates applying for the PG license must be legal residents of the United States, be able to receive and transmit spoken messages in English and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) is an intermediate-level communications license for individuals who operate radios on boats and some aircraft. The Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) is required to operate radiotelephone stations aboard certain vessels that sail the Great Lakes. They are also required to operate radiotelephone stations aboard vessels of more than 300 gross tons and vessels which carry more than six passengers for hire in the open sea or any tidewater area of the United States. In addition, they are also required to operate certain aviation radiotelephone stations and certain coast radiotelephone stations. To earn the license, candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Master Parachute Rigger COOL Snapshot page.

Master Parachute Rigger- This is the upper level of the Parachute Rigger license sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A parachute rigger is a person who is certified to pack, maintain, or alter parachutes. There are experience, knowledge, and skill requirements needed in order to be eligible to take any of the the Parachute Rigger exams. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to pack and maintain two types of parachutes in common use.

Click here to go to Senior Parachute Rigger COOL Snapshot page.

Senior Parachute Rigger- This is the lower level of the Parachute Rigger license sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A parachute rigger is a person who is certified to pack, maintain, or alter parachutes. There are experience, knowledge, and skill requirements needed in order to be eligible to take any of the Parachute Rigger exams. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to pack and maintain at least one type of parachute in common use.

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The National Lifeboatman and Lifeboatman-Limited is a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). A Lifeboatman is a mariner who is qualified to take charge of, lower, and operate survival craft and related survival equipment on a vessel. A Lifeboatman-Limited is a mariner who is qualified to take charge of, lower, and operate life rafts, rescue boats, and other survival equipment on vessels where lifeboats are not installed. To obtain the National Lifeboatman and Lifeboatman-Limited credential, applicants must satisfy general MMC requirements and a sea service requirement. Applicants must also pass an exam (by oral or other means) and a practical demonstration. The practical demonstration requirement may be met by completion of an approved course, provided the course includes actual practical demonstration of abilities.

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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), Entry Level Tender/Diver certification is recommended for entry-level commercial divers and diver tenders. ADCI requires meeting education, experience, training, and physical requirements. Professional entry-level divers and diver tenders have skills and abilities to continuously tending a diver, preparing and supporting a dive until its completion, supporting in-water decompression, assisting divers in dressing and undressing, confirming that the diver's equipment is functioning properly, informing the diving supervisor that the diver is ready, and other activities.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Air Diver, also called the Surface-Supplied Air Diver, certification is recommended for newer intermediate-level commercial divers. Applicants must have achieved the ADCI Entry Level Tender/Diver certification prior to pursuing the Air Diver credential. In addition to the expectations of Entry Level Divers, Air Divers must have adequate knowledge, training and familiarization with all life-support and equipment designated to diving operations; read, understand and comply with all employer's policies and governmental regulations; accomplish all tasks assigned by the diving supervisor; and have reviewed and be familiar with the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), plus other expectations. Air Divers must meet specific training and experience requirements as well.

Click here to go to Mixed Gas Diver COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Mixed Gas Diver certification is recommended for intermediate-level commercial divers. Applicants must have achieved the ADCI Entry Level Tender/Diver, and ADCI Air Diver certifications prior to pursuing the Mixed Gas Diver credential. In addition to the expectations of the earlier level divers, Mixed Gas Divers accomplish all tasks assigned by the diving supervisor; have adequate knowledge, training and familiarization with all life-support and equipment designated to the diving operations; read, understand and comply with all employer's policies and governmental regulations; ensure that the deepest depth attained during the dive has been established before the ascent; safely transition from the water to the decompression chamber without avoidable delay; plus other expectations. Mixed Gas Diver must meet training and experience requirements as well.

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The Bell/Saturation Diver certification is recommended for advanced-level commercial divers. Applicants must have achieved the ADCI Entry Level Tender/Diver, ADCI Air Diver, and ADCI Mixed Gas Diver and certifications prior to pursuing the Bell/Saturation Diver credential. In addition to the expectations of the earlier level divers, Bell/Saturation Divers assist in the training of new personnel or tender/divers; accomplish all tasks assigned by the diving supervisor; have adequate knowledge, training and familiarization with all life-support and equipment designated to the diving operations; read, understand and comply with all employer's policies and governmental regulations; ensure that the deepest depth attained during the dive has been established before the ascent; safely transition from the water to the decompression chamber without avoidable delay; plus other expectations. Bell/Saturation Diver must meet training and experience requirements as well.

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ADCI has developed a certification program whereby properly trained Commercial Divers can obtain certification cards to recognize their qualifications and competency level as defined in the ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving Operations and Underwater Operations. ADCI has established certification cards to support various levels of commercial diving classifications. The Life Support Technician card will be issued by ADCI to personnel who have: Performed at least 100 field days as an assistant Life Support Technician. It is preferred, but not mandatory that this individual shall have been previously certified to at least the level of an Air Diver.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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: 3 years

The Certified Corrections Supervisor (CCS) is a mid-management level credential recommended for professionals who work with both staff and offenders in a correctional setting. Candidates are responsible for implementing agency procedures and supervising/evaluating personnel and may include Central/Regional Office staff, Business Office personnel, Correctional Supervisors, Training Officers, Food/Health Service Staff, Maintenance staff, Recreation personnel, Industries personnel, Caseworkers/Correctional Counselors, Chaplains, Teachers, Staff Psychologists, Lieutenants, and Sergeants.

Click here to go to USPA A License COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

Skydivers can qualify for and receive a variety of licenses and ratings according to their experience, skill, and knowledge level. USPA issues four skydiving licenses, A through D, indicating progressive levels of skill and accomplishment. USPA A License is an entry-level license. USPA licenses remain current with membership and are recognized by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. Many skydivers also pursue ratings, which require qualifications in addition to those required for licenses. A skydiver is considered a student until issued a license.

Click here to go to USPA B License COOL Snapshot page.

USPA licenses, recognized in all FAI member countries, serve as official documentation that the stated experience and skills have been attained. License qualifications made during military training jumps that meet the BSRs may be properly recorded on the application for that USPA license and verified by the appropriate USPA official.

Click here to go to USPA C License COOL Snapshot page.

USPA issues four skydiving licenses, A through D, indicating progressive levels of skill and accomplishment. USPA licenses remain current with membership and are recognized by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. A skydiver is considered a student until issued a license. Additional requirements and certifying information is available from the certifying agency's web site.

Click here to go to USPA D License COOL Snapshot page.

USPA issues four skydiving licenses, A through D, indicating progressive levels of skill and accomplishment. USPA licenses remain current with membership and are recognized by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. A skydiver is considered a student until issued a license. Additional requirements and certifying information is available from the certifying agency's web site.

Click here to go to Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

As a Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) your job encompasses more than just environmental protection, waste management, dangerous goods transportation, safety, or materials handling. 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.

Click here to go to Certified Corrections Officer/Provisional (CCO/P) COOL Snapshot page.

Certified Corrections Officer/Provisional (CCO/P) certification is recommended for graduating students who have studied for a career in a correctional setting and/or Department of Corrections Training Academy graduating cadets. Candidates will work directly with offenders. For certification status to become permanent, those who pass the CCO/P exam must secure a full-time position in a corrections-related agency (within two-years from their exam date) and receive a satisfactory performance rating from their immediate supervisor after one-year on-the-job.

Click here to go to Open Water Diver COOL Snapshot page.

Credential description coming soon.

Click here to go to Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

IHMM's Certified Dangerous Good Professional (CDGP) certification recognizes one's expertise for dealing with the safe and secure transportation of dangerous goods internationally under the modal regulations published by the United Nations. Applicants must have five years of relevant experience to sit for the written examination.

Click here to go to Advanced Open Water Diver COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Saturation Technician COOL Snapshot page.

Credential description coming soon.

Click here to go to Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) COOL Snapshot page.

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.

COOL Bucks

See your installation Education Service Officer for credential exam information and coordinating instructions.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill. Click for external link to GI Bill licensing and certification information.

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ANSI

This credential has been accredited by ANSI. Click for external link to the ANSI web site.

ICAC

This credential has been accredited by ICAC. Click for external link to the ICAC web site.

ABSNC

This credential has been accredited by ABSNC. Click for external link to the ABSNC web site.

NCCA

This credentialing program has been accredited by NCCA. Click for external link to the NCCA web site.

IAS

This credential has been accredited by IAS. Click for external link to the IAS web site.

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

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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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Registered Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Go to the Apprenticeship Finder and enter career path or location to find apprenticeship opportunities.

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