MGySgt to Pvt - NMOS (4341,4671)


Broadcasters achieve communication objectives by gathering information for use in broadcast, digital and traditional communication products on AFN radio and television. Broadcasters perform skills in video documentation and broadcast journalism, interact with command, community and media to prepare, report, and release. Broadcasters perform all functions of electronic newsgathering (ENG) and electronic field production (EFP) for video production and documentation. Broadcasters produce communication products for broadcast radio and television production. Upon reaching the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and above, a Marine in the necessary military occupational specialty 4313 may be assigned billet of Mass Communication Broadcast Chief. The Mass Communication Broadcast Chief supervises trains and coordinates the activities of all enlisted Marines assigned to an AFRTS. He/she performs duties as a broadcast manager in static or deployable environments ensuring delivery of programs and products primarily within the AFRTS network. Ensure proper supervision and evaluation of 4313 OJT requirements are fulfilled. PA Marines also require the ability to create, edit, record and transmit, in near real time, communication products and live interviews from austere locations. Providing communication product marketing support, brand management, and persuasive professional selling skills both nationally and internationally. Provide real-time net cast and broadcast video, to include immediate interview opportunities with service members, commanders and subject matter experts for engagements with key publics worldwide. In the Fleet Marine Force a Broadcaster will fill the role of a Mass communication Marine with expertise in broadcasting to meet Marine Corps requirements.


  • See requirements.


  • Complete the Basic Combat Correspondent Course (BCC). Qualified entry-level candidates may be enrolled in the course following graduation from the Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course. Attendance will depend on screening and immediate availability of a school seat.
  • All Others:
    • Complete BCC or demonstrate MOS qualifications through job performance in an MOJT program for a period of six months. Certification of completion of MOJT can be made by the commanding officer based on evaluation of core training and readiness standards outlined in MOJT 4313 requirements checklist, available through the MOS 4300 OccFld sponsor and approved by a senior competent authority from any U.S. Armed services holding the grade of E7 or higher who is a certified Broadcast Journalist. The certification checklist must be provided as an endorsement to an Administrative Action Form submitted to Commandant of the Marine Corps (Code MMEA-83), 3280 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134-5103.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks; refer to NAVMC 3500.9A, Marine Corps Public Affairs Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Broadcast News Analysts 27-3021.
  • Reporters and Correspondents 27-3022.
  • Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 27-4031.
  • Film and Video Editors 27-4032.
  • Public Relations Specialists 27-3031.

Related Military Skill:

  • Mass Communicator, 4341.