High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Operator

MGySgt to MSgt - NMOS (0811)


As a member of a HIMARS Battery, Operators prepare the HIMARS for movement, combat, and firing. They inspect and prepare the launcher system for employment to include movement to and from concealment positions and firing positions, operate the fire control systems, and handle multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) family of munitions (MFOM). HIMARS Operators perform preventative maintenance and clean system components. They make routine tests and authorized repairs to HIMARS. They provide security, camouflage positions, and protect HIMARS from chemical warfare agents. This MOS will be assigned by the CMC (MM).


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must possess a GT score of 90 or higher.
  • Security requirement: Secret security clearance eligibility.


  • Must be assigned the primary MOS 0811 through either completing the USMC Cannon Crewman Course and demonstrate qualification through MOJT.
  • Complete the Marine Corps HIMARS Crewman Course and demonstrate qualification through performance for MOS 0814; or demonstrated qualification through MOJT.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.7, Artillery Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Weapon Specialist/Crewmembers 55-2012.
  • Artillery and Missile Crewm3ember 55-3014.

Related Military Skill:

  • None