0699

Communications Chief

MGySgt to MSgt - PMOS

Summary.

Communications Chiefs are the Senior Staff Noncommissioned Officers that directly assist the communications officer in developing the communications plan. A Communications Chief must possess an overall knowledge of the equipment capabilities and system integration for all elements of switching, single-channel radio, transmission, cyber networks and information assurance. Additionally, they must have overall knowledge of maintenance, budgeting and administration. They supervise communication units to determine equipment and operational readiness thereby supervising the installation, operation and maintenance of communication facilities. The skill progression training for Master Gunnery Sergeants and Master Sergeants is the Communications Chief Course.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Security requirement: Secret security clearance eligibility.
  • This MOS is awarded upon promotion to Master Sergeant only to Marines holding MOS 0619, 0629, or 0659.
  • Active duty Marines must have 2 years of active duty upon completion of training.

Requirements:

  • This MOS is awarded upon promotion to Master Sergeant only to Marines holding MOS 0619, 0629, or 0659.
  • Upon promotion to Master Sergeant, Marines holding MOS 0699 are expected to attend the Communications Chief Course (M09CHN1) conducted at MCCES 29 Palms, CA.

Duties:

  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.56A, Communications Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of mechanics, Installers and Repairers 49-1011.

Related Military Skill:

  • Telecommunications Systems Chiefs, 0619.
  • Radio Chief, 0629.
  • Cyber Network Systems Chief, 0659.