Careers Career Paths Marine Corps National Call to Service Program Share PINTEREST Email Print Jim Sugar / 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 05/06/18 As do the other services, the Marine Corps participates in the National Call to Service Program. While this program is often referred to as "two-year" enlistments, the actual required time on active duty is 15 months, following basic training and job training. After that, members must either re-enlist for two years or spend at least two years in the active (drilling) reserves. It should be noted that the Marine Corps strictly limit the number of slots it allocates to this program, each year, to a very small percentage of their total enlistments. Test Scores Required: GT 100, EL 100, or MM 95. Applicant must have an AFQT (overall ASVAB) score of 50. No Test Score waivers will be considered for this program. MOSs Authorized 0121- Personnel Clerk 0231- Intelligence Specialist 0311- Rifleman (male only) 2311- Ammunition Technician 2651- Special Intelligence System Administrator/Communicator 3043- Supply Administration and Operations Clerk 3531- Motor Vehicle Operator 3533- Logistics Vehicle System Operator 5711- NBC Defense Specialist 5811- Military Police 7382- Airborne Radio Operator/Loadmaster Active Duty Term of Enlistment is defined as 15 months of service following formal MOS training. Must be Tier I (High School Diploma or at least 15 college credits). Must be a U. S. Citizen NCS enlistees may also select only one (1) NCS monetary incentive: $5,000 Bonus, $10,000 Loan Repayment or 12/36-month Education Allowance. (See National Call to Service Program article for details). Normal Color Perception. Must pass PIP (12 of 14 correct) or Pass Falant. Must be eligible for a SECRET Clearance. In fairness to the applicant, an enlistee for this program should have reasonable assurance of being granted a Secret Clearance. To ensure a reasonable degree of success in attaining the applicant's guaranteed option, the following prescreening prerequisites will be used in assessing the probability of being granted a secret clearance. a. No felony convictions.b. No drug or moral waiver above the Recruiting Station Level. On an exception to policy basis only, MCRC may give consideration to applicants with serious offenses provided RS and District COs believe the offense would not disqualify the applicant from receiving a security clearance. This consideration is intended to be reserved for applicants that would be considered a "safe risk" for clearance application. For this reason, commanders will use strong discretion when determining if a waiver should be endorsed and forwarded to CG, MCRC (G-3) for consideration. Such waivers are expected to be infrequent. Since MCRC must coordinate these exceptions to policy with the Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility (DONCAF), the approval process will take longer than normal. Applicants who use drugs while in the DEP will no longer qualify for NCS (not waiverable).