Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Marine

MGySgt to Pvt - PMOS


The Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman performs various duties related to the operation and maintenance of the AAV, to include tactical employment, Gunnery using the onboard weapon systems, communications, and maneuver. AAV Crewmen employ their vehicle in support of Infantry units during ship to objective maneuver and during subsequent operations ashore. Typical duties may include first echelon preventive and corrective maintenance, and pre-combat checks and inspections on the AAV and its associated equipment in order to support both amphibious and land operations.


  • Must have a GT score of 90 or higher.
  • Must have WS-B(+) Water Survival Qualification.
  • Must have vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes.
  • Must have normal color vision.
  • Must possess the psychological and physiological qualifications required for licensing as an Ordnance Vehicle Operator; See MCO 8400.6 W/Ch 1-3.


  • Complete the Assault Amphibian Crewman Course, Camp Pendleton, CA.
  • Vehicle Commanders: Within 12 months of being assigned the billet “AAV Vehicle Commander,” Corporals and Sergeants shall complete the Assault Amphibious Vehicle Commander Course (AAVC west M1018Q3/east: M0318QN).
  • Section Leader: Within 12 months of being assigned the billet “AAV Section Leader,” Staff Sergeants and Gunnery Sergeants shall complete the Assault Amphibian Unit Leaders (AAUL) Course Camp Pendleton, CA (M1018C3).
  • Must have WS-I Water Survival Qualification in order to obtain MOS.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.2, Assault Amphibious Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Armored Assault Vehicle Crew Members 55-3013.

Related Military Skill:

  • M1A1 Tank Crewman, 1812.