0451

Airborne & Air Delivery Specialist

MGySgt to Pvt - PMOS

Summary.

Airborne and Air Delivery Specialists are responsible for the maintenance of all life safety equipment relating to Airborne/Airdrop Operations. In addition, they will assist in preparing the supplies and equipment necessary to deliver personnel and equipment via parachute and conduct subsequent equipment recovery and throughput operations. They are responsible for performing parachute repack as well as conducting preventive and corrective maintenance on all airdrop equipment, and will assist in evaluating proposed Landing Zone/Drop Zones in order to support the planning and execution of effective personnel, supplies, and equipment clearance during airborne, airdrop and equipment recovery operations. They will also perform various supervisory duties in support of airborne and airdrop missions to include, but not limited to, mission planning, Jumpmaster (military freefall and static line), Drop Zone Safety Officer, Malfunctions Officer, and Airdrop Load Inspector Certification.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be a volunteer.
  • Security requirement: Secret security clearance eligibility.
  • Must possess a GT score of 100 or higher, no waivers.
  • Must run and pass the U.S. Army Physical Fitness Test prior to shipping to Airborne Course, U.S. Army Infantry School, Ft Benning, GA. Student will provide proof of passing the U.S. Army Physical Fitness Test upon checking into the U.S. Army Airborne Course.
  • Must have initial recruit training swim qualification of WS-B (+) Water Survival Qualification.
  • Must obtain WS-I Water Survival Qualification prior to obtaining the MOS at the MOS producing school.
  • Must have taken and been found qualified an Airborne Physical medical examination.
  • Marines applying for lateral move in to this MOS must be Corporal or below. Corporals must have no more than 6 months’ time in grade to be eligible to lat-move.

Requirements:

  • Complete Airborne Course, U.S. Army Infantry School, Ft Benning, GA, upon entry or lateral move at the rank of Lance Corporal or Corporal with six months or less time in grade. Marines within the Active Reserve Program can lateral move into the 0451 MOS up to the rank of Sergeant.
  • Complete Parachute Riggers Course, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Ft Lee, VA, upon entry or lateral move at the rank of Lance Corporal or Corporal with six months or less time in grade. Marines within the Active Reserve Program can lateral move into the 0451 MOS up to the rank of Sergeant.
  • Except for temporary limitations imposed by medical authority, when a Marine is no longer authorized to perform all duties required of an Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist, commanders will forward a request for revocation of 0451 Primary MOS to HQMC I&L Dept (LPC) for approval.

Duties:

  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.27B, Logistics Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Air Crew Members 55-3011.

Related Military Skill:

  • None