Geographic Intelligence Specialist

MSgt to Pvt - PMOS


MOS 0261, Geographic Intelligence Specialist is an entry level primary MOS. Geographic Intelligence Specialists collect, analyze, and process geophysical data and geographic information to aid in the production of geographic intelligence products. Geographic intelligence products are derived from manipulating geospatial information by collecting, querying, validating and analyzing geospatial information in a database. Intelligence products are further intensified by the collection, analysis, and processing of geophysical data. Equipment utilized includes survey and mapping instrumentation such as the theodolites, electronic and satellite positioning equipment, and microcomputer based mapping equipment. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used for analysis of geographic information and remotely sensed imagery (RSI).


  • Must possess an EL score of 100 or higher.
  • Prior to conducting the latmove interview, all applicants are required to complete a security screening with the Special Security Officer (SSO).
  • Security requirement: SCI security clearance eligibility. Applications for the SCI security clearance eligibility must be submitted prior to attendance of the Basic Geographic Intelligence Course at Ft Belvoir, VA.
  • Must have normal color vision and normal stereoscopic acuity.
  • High school courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry are highly desirable.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.


  • Must complete the Basic Geographic Intelligence Specialist Course at Defense Mapping School, Ft Belvoir, VA.
  • All Marines requesting a lateral move to MOS 0261, USMC and USMCR, must have a screening interview conducted by a 0261 GySgt or above. Interview waivers can be granted only by the 02 OccFld Manager or CMC (MM).
  • Latmove Marines must be a Corporal or below of any MOS, however, Sergeants may be considered if otherwise exceptionally qualified and have less than 12 months’ time in grade.
  • Marines who execute a latmove to the 0261 MOS must attend PMOS training within 6 months of reporting to a command offering on the job training (OJT). Failure to attend and pass MOS training will result in an MOS reclassification or separation per current MMEA guidelines and applicable MCOs (waiverable by IOP and MMEA).


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.100, Intelligence Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Surveying and Mapping Technicians 17-3031.
  • Surveyors 17-1022.
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 17-1021.

Related Military Skill:

  • Imagery Analysis Specialist, 0241.