Enlisted Conductor

GySgt to SSgt - NMOS (5524)


Enlisted Conductors lead, train and manage the musical performances of the ceremonial band. They select and rehearse music for band ceremonial performances. They implement musical protocol in accordance with Navy Regulations and Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual. They coordinate all logistic functions such as messing, billeting and transportation for ceremonial band operations. They are responsible in all matters pertaining to Band Public Affairs to include, internal and external information programs, press packages, concert narrations and band historical files. This MOS will be assigned as an NMOS only.


  • Must possess MOS 5524.
  • Must be a graduate of the Music Unit Leader Course, at the School of Music, Norfolk, VA.
  • Request for NMOS 5519 must be accompanied by a technical evaluation and recommendation of the current Band Officer or Senior Enlisted Marine filling the billet of Band Officer.


  • See prerequisites.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.28A, Music Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Music Directors and Composers 27-2041.

Related Military Skill:

  • Musician, 5524.