Careers Career Paths Marine Corps Jobs, MOS 0627 SHF Satellite Communications Operator These Marines help service members communicate via electronic means Share PINTEREST Email Print Ryan Etter/Getty Images Career Paths US Military Careers Technology Careers Sports Careers Sales Project Management Professional Writer Music Careers Media Legal Careers Government Careers Finance Careers Fiction Writing Careers Entertainment Careers Criminology Careers Book Publishing Aviation Animal Careers Advertising Learn More By Rod Powers Rod Powers Air Force NCO Academy Rod Powers was a retired Air Force First Sergeant with 22 years of active duty service. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 02/28/19 The U.S. Marine Corps uses a Military Occupational Specialty system to assign codes to various roles and jobs held by service members. These codes are identified by the designation "MOS" and a series of four numbers. MOS 0627 is given to the position of Satellite Communications Operator, also called Satellite Comm Ops. It's part of the Communications Battalion. This is a primary MOS (PMOS) reserved for enlisted Marines, limited duty officers, chief warrant officers, and warrant officers. Changes to an Active Component Marine's PMOs are subject to approval from the commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) (Merchant Marines). Changes to a Reserve Component Marine's PMOS require approval from Central Command (Recruiter Assistance). The rank range for this position is sergeant through private. Job Duties and Responsibilities of MOS 0627: Satellite Communications Operator The SHF satellite communications operator/maintainer PMOS identifies Marines who interconnect, energize, and verify the operation of SHF satellite terminal equipment. These Marines install, maintain, and operate their units' satellite communications platforms. They manage and contain both unclassified and classified information and data as well as teleconferencing in various environments, including within the garrison and tactical situations. The satellite communications platforms include: Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical TerminalLightweight Multi-Band Satellite TerminalPhoenix Tactical SHF Terminal Very Small Aperture Terminal Large These are the Marines who help provide the ability for service members stationed overseas to communicate via email with family stateside, from "bird" to "distant end." The "bird" is the satellite that enables this capability, and the "distant end" represents the communication's destination source. MOS 0627 Marines also facilitate all-important communications between platoons and between commanders and troops. They are effectively the electronic voice of the Marine Corps. NAVMC Directive 3500.106, the "Communications Training and Readiness Manual," offers a complete listing of all duties and tasks associated with the MOS 0627 Satellite Communications Officer position. Job Requirements Because this is a PMOS, application requirements are high and exacting. Potential Satellite Communications Operators must possess an EL score of at least 105, and higher is better. They must be U.S. citizens and be eligible for or already have a confidential, secret security clearance. Additionally, a valid state's driver's license is required. Applicants must already have MOS 0621 to qualify. They must complete the following courses at Fort Gordon in Georgia: Intro to SATCOM OperatorSMART-T Operator, MaintainerPhoenix Systems OperatorLightweight Multi-band Satellite Terminal Operator-Maintainer Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes Antenna Installer Satellite Communications 823.261-022 Related Marine Corps Jobs Basic Communications Marine MOS 0600Basic Communications Officer MOS 0601Communications Chief MOS 0699Communications Officer MOS 0602Computer Defense Specialist MOS 0689Construction Wireman MOS 0613Data Chief MOS 0659Data Network Specialist MOS 0651Digital Multi-Channel Wideband Transmission Equipment Operator MOS 0622 Related SOC Classification/SOC Code Radio Operators 27-4013 The above information is derived in part from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3.