MOS 0241 Marine Corps Imagery Analysis Specialist

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MOS 0241—the role of imagery analysis specialist—can be accessed by a lateral move from any MOS. Applicants might also be recruited for and/or from SMCR entry-level training. 

Servicemen and servicewomen in this position process and analyze imagery gathered by various sensor platforms to derive intelligence. They use photogrammetric skills to assist their commander's inaccurate target acquisition, and they perform reconnaissance mission planning for multi-mission, multi-source imagery reconnaissance.

It's been said that intelligence specialties are the best MOS opportunities within the Marine Corps. You're expected to choose a MOS at your time of enlistment because the training you receive after basic will be geared to your selection. It's been suggested that you review your ASVAB scoring to pin down the areas in which you excel, then use this as a springboard for choosing a MOS. 

The Goal and Purpose of the Position 

Intelligence derived from the imagery analyst is used in updating military intelligence databases at national, theater, and organic levels. Imagery analysis products include Battle Damage Assessment (BDA), Order of Battle (OOB), Lines of Communication (LOC) surveys, Helicopter Landing Zone (HLZ), coastal landing beaches, expeditionary airfields, Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) studies, and target identification.

The type of MOS for an imagery analysis specialist is PMOS. The rank range is MSgt to Sgt.

Job Requirements

Applicants must possess a GT score of 110 or higher, and they must complete the Imagery Analysis Apprentice Course at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas and/or the Tactical Imagery Analysis Course at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. 

They must additionally have 36 months of obligated service remaining when they complete training. This MOS can be recruited for and accessed from the SMCR entry-level training pipeline, or El-E4. 

All marines requesting a lateral move into the MOS 0241, USMC, and USMCR, must attend a screening interview conducted by a 0241 GySgt or higher. Interview waivers can be granted only by the OccFld 02 Manager or CMC (MM)

Applicants must be eligible for a top-secret security clearance and be permitted to access to Sensitive Compartmented Information based upon a Single Scope Background Investigation. Application for the SSBI must be submitted prior to attendance at the Imagery Analysis Apprentice Course at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas. Interim Secret clearances are not accepted. 

You must typically be a corporal of any MOS, but sergeants might be considered if they're exceptionally qualified and if they have less than one year's time in grade. 

Some other position prerequisites include having a normal color vision and normal stereoscopic acuity, both of which must be certified by a Medical Officer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

The MOS is assigned and voided only by the CMC (MM)

Duties and Tasks 

You can refer to MCO 3500.32, Intelligence Training and Readiness Manual, for a complete listing of duties and tasks associated with this position.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes 

  1. Aerial-Photograph Interpreter 029.167-010
  2. Photogrammetrist 018.261-026

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