Legal Services Court Reporter

MGySgt to Cpl - NMOS (4421)


Legal Services Court Reporters transcribe verbatim records of legal proceedings. Legal Services Court Reporters serve as reporters to Staff Judge Advocates of major base or station commands and to the officer- in-charge of an LSSS/LSST that provides legal services support to a major Marine Forces command. Reporters record the proceedings of special and general courts-martial, formal investigations, administrative boards, staff meetings, and other similar bodies (hearings); and prepare or supervise preparation and assembly of typewritten, summarized or verbatim transcripts, and review records of proceedings for administrative completeness and technical accuracy.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Security requirement: Secret security clearance eligibility.
  • Must hold primary MOS 4421.
  • Must score no less than 12.9 grade level in vocabulary and comprehension on the Nelson/Denny reading test.
  • Must be an NCO at the time of application. Lance Corporals may apply with the recommendation of their supervisor.
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 30 words per minute on a 5 minute typing test.


  • Marines assigned the NMOS 4422 must first attend and complete the Legal Services Court Reporter Course (N05LN31) at Naval Justice School, Naval Station, Newport, RI. This is an approximately 12 week course in closed-mask capture and speech recognition transcription methods. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be sworn as Official Court-Martial Court Reporters.
  • Complete the Legal Services Court Reporter Course (N05LN31).


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.82 w/ch1, Legal Services Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Court Reporters 23-2091.

Related Military Skill:

  • None