Instrument Repair Technician

MGySgt to SSgt - NMOS (5524)


Instrument Repair Technicians are responsible to the band officer for inspecting, maintaining, repairing and overhauling all musical equipment assigned to a band. Duties include organizing and maintaining the instrument repair shop according to current occupational safety and health standards, maintaining administrative records and repairs of work performed on musical instruments, and performing preventative maintenance on instrument repair tools and equipment. They perform various duties incident to the acquisition and inventory sources. Marines in this MOS must have the ability to work independently and be objective in applying purchasing and contracting laws and regulations. This MOS will be assigned as an NMOS only.


  • Must possess MOS 5524.


  • Must complete the Band Instrument Repair Course.
  • Requests for NMOS 5523 must be accompanied by a technical evaluation and recommendation of the current Band Officer or Senior Enlisted Marine filling the billet of Band Officer.


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

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners 49-9063.

Related Military Skill:

  • Musician, 5524.