Correctional Counselor

MGySgt to Cpl - NMOS (5831)


Correctional Counselors assist in resolving day-to-day prisoner problems; conduct initial and weekly interviews; provide individual and group counseling; assist in evaluations; observe and report meaningful changes in behavior; recommend custody classification, treatment programs, work assignments, and make recommendations on clemency, parole and/or restoration to duty requests; and improve communication channels between the parent unit and confined personnel in Naval Brigs.


  • Must currently hold MOS 5831.
  • Must have attended a formal course of instruction in counseling, such as the Naval Correctional Counselor Course, Marine Corps Administration Detachment, Lackland AFB, TX; or the Behavior Science Specialists Course, Fort Sam Houston, TX.


  • See prerequisites


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.10C, Military Police, Investigations, and Corrections Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 21-1092.

Related Military Skill:

  • None