Ground Combat Roles
As the only element in the Marine Corps that can seize and occupy terrain, roles within the Ground Combat Element exist to win battles on the ground by asserting combat power and dominance on the battlefield. These Marines excel at conducting land-based and amphibious operations of an offensive, defensive, humanitarian, reconnaissance or security nature. Trained in the art of land warfare, these Marines will often be the first on the scene to confront threats around the world. Featured below are just a sample of the Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) from which Marine Officers choose.
Infantry Officers are central to the role of the Marine Corps as an expeditionary force. They are responsible for training their Marines for every variety of ground combat mission in any environment. They gather and evaluate intelligence on enemy forces, develop offensive and defensive battle plans and command their infantry unit's use of weapons and equipment.
Field Artillery Officer
Lead Marines in tactics, gunnery, gun-line drills, communications, maintenance, transportation and logistics. They lead close-fire support for infantry, armored reconnaissance and tank units.
The Tank Officer, commanding Marines in M1A1 tanks and providing recommendations for the tactical employment of...