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Other Marine Corps Boot Camp Questions

When can I join Boot Camp?

  • You can join at 17 with parental consent, you can join at 18 on your own. You must also graduate high school before you leave for boot camp.

What other skills would prepare me for Boot?

  • It’s unanimous, learn how to do some basic sewing. Marines agree that this will REALLY come in handy.
  • Figure out how to do laundry.
  • Get in a “teamwork” mindset. Always be willing to help your buddy.

What score do I need on the ASVAB to qualify for my MOS?

Answer submitted by dnelson.

The Army converts the ASVAB subtest scores into five composite score areas, known as “line scores.” The line scores determine what job(s) an individual qualifies for. The ASVAB subtests are: General Science (GS); Arithmetic Reasoning (AR); Word Knowledge (WK); Paragraph Comprehension (PC); Numerical Operations (NO); Coding Speed (CS); Auto and Shop Information (AS); Mathematics Knowledge (MK); Mechanical Comprehension (MC); Electronics Information (EI); and Sum of Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE).

Marine Corps Line Scores are determined as follows:
CL-Clerical-VE AR MK
EL-Electronics-GS AR MK EI
GT-General Technical-VE AR
MM-Mechanical Maintenance-NO AS MC EI
ST-Skilled Technical-GS VE MK MC

MOS/Job Title ASVAB Line Score Required
0121Personnel Clerk CL=100
0151Administrative Clerk CL=100
0161Postal Clerk CL=90
0231Intelligence Specialist GT=100
0261Geographic Intelligence Specialist EL=100
0311Rifleman GT=80
0313LAV Crewman GT=90
0321Reconnaissance Man GT=105
0331Machine Gunner GT=80
0341Mortarman CT=80
0351Assaultman GT=80
0352Antitank Assault Guided Missileman GT=90
0411Maintenance Management Specialist GT=100
0431Logistics/Embarkation and Combat Service Support (CSS) Specialist GT=100
0451Air Delivery Specialist GT=100
0481Landing Support Specialist GT=95
0511MAGTF Planning Specialist GT=110
0612Field Wireman GT=90
0613Construction Wireman EL=90
0614Unit Level Circuit Switch (ULCS) Operator/Maintainer EL=100
0621Field Radio Operator EL=90
0622Mobile Multichannel Equipment Operator EL=100
0624High Frequency Communication Central Operator EL=100
0626Fleet SATCOM Terminal Operator EL=100
0627Ground Mobile Forces SATCOM Operator EL=100
0811Field Artillery Cannoneer GT=90
0842Field Artillery Radar Operator GT=105
0844Field Artillery Fire Control Man GT=105
0847Artillery Meteoroloqical Man GT=105
0861Fire Support Man GT=100
1141Electrician EL=90
1142Electrical Equipment Repair Specialist EL=100
1161Refrigeration Mechanic MM=105
1171Hygiene Equipment Operator MM=85
1181Fabric Repair Specialist MM=85
1316Metal Worker MM=95
1341Engineer Equipment Mechanic MM=95
1345Engineer Equipment Operator MM=95
1361Engineer Assistant GT=100
1371Combat Engineer MM=95
1391Bulk Fuel Specialist MM=85
1812M1A1 Tank Crewman GT=90
1833Assault Amphibious Vehicle GT=90
2111Small Arms Repairer/Technician MM=95
2131Towed Artillery Systems Technician MM=95
2141Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Repairer/Technician MM=105
2146Main Battle Tank (MBT) Repairer/Technician MM=105
2147Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician MM=105
2161Machinist MM=105
2171Electro-Optical Ordnance Repairer MM=105
2311Ammunition Technician GT=100
2542Communication Center Operator GT=110
2621Communications Signal Collection/Manual Morse Operator/Analyst GT=100
2631Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Intercept Operator/Analyst GT=100
2651Special Intelligence System Administrator/Communicator GT=100
2671Arabic Cryptologic Linguist GT=105
2673Korean Cryptologic Linguist GT=105
2674Spanish Cryptologic Linguist GT=105
2676Russian Cryptoloqic Linguist GT=105
2811Telephone Technician EL=115
2818Personal Computer (PC)/Tactical Office Machine Repairer EL=115
2822Electronic Switching Equipment Technician EL=115
2831Multichannel Equipment Repairer EL=115
2841Ground Radio Repairer EL=115
2844Ground Communications Organizational Repairer EL=115
2846Ground Radio Intermediate Repairer EL=115
2847Telephone Systems/Personal Computer Intermediate Repairer EL=115
2871Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Technician EL=115
2881Communication Security Equipment Technician EL=115
2887Counter Mortar Radar Repairer EL=115
3043Supply Administration and Operations Clerk CL=110
3051Warehouse Clerk CL=90
3052Packaging Specialist CL=80
3112Traffic Management Specialist CL=90
3361Subsistence Supply Clerk CL=90
3381Food Service Specialist GT=90
3432Finance Technician CL=110
3451Fiscal/Budget Technician CL=110
3521Organizational Automotive Mechanic MM=95
3531Motor Vehicle Operator MM=85
3533Logistics Vehicle System Operator MM=85
4066Small Computer Systems Specialist GT=110
4067ProgrammerADA GT=110
4341Combat Corespondent GT=105
4421Legal Services Specialist CL=100
4611Combat Illustrator GT=100
4612Combat Lithographer GT=100
4641Combat Photographer GT=100
4671Combat Videographer GT=100
5526 to 5566Musician AFQT Score of 50
5711Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) Defense Specialist GT=110
5811Military Police GT=100
5831Correctional Specialist GT=100
5937Aviation Radio Repairer EL=105
5942Aviation Radar Repairer EL=105
5952Air Traffic Control Navigational Aids Technician EL=105
5953Air Traffic Control Radar Technician EL=105
5954Air Traffic Control Communications Technician EL=105
5962Tactical Data Systems Equipment (TDSE) Repairer EL=105
5963Tactical Air Operations Module Repairer EL=105
6046Aircraft Maintenance Administration Specialist CL=100
6048Flight Equipment Technician MM=105
6061Aircraft Intermediate Level Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic MM=105
6071Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment (SE) Mechanic MM=105
6072Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Hydraulic/ Pneumatic Structures Mechanic MM=105
6073Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Electrician/ Refrigeration Mechanic MM=105
6074Cryogenics Equipment Operator MM=105 6091Aircraft Intermediate Level Structures Mechanic MM=105
6092Aircraft Intermediate Level Structures Mechanic MM=105
6311Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Electrical/Weapon Systems Technician EL=105
6312Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Weapon Systems TechnicianAV-8 EL=105
6314Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Avionics Technician EL=105
6316Aircraft Communications/Navigation Systems TechnicianKC-130 EL=105
6317Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Weapon Systems TechnicianF/A-18 EL=105
6322Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Electrical Systems TechnicianCH-46 EL=105
6323Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Electrical Systems TechnicianCH-53 EL=105
6324Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Electrical/Weapon Systems TechnicianU/AH-1 EL=105
6326Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Electrical/Weapon Systems TechnicianV-22 EL=105
6331Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician-Trainee EL=105
6332Aircraft Electrical Systems TechnicianAV-8 EL=105
6333Aircraft Electrical Systems TechnicianEA-6 EL=105
6336Aircraft Electrical Systems TechnicianKC-130 EL=105
6337Aircraft Electrical Systems TechnicianF/A-18 EL=105
6386Aircraft Electronic Countermeasures Systems TechnicianEA-6B EL=105
6511Aviation Ordnance Technician GT=105
6531Aircraft Ordnance Technician GT=105
6541Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician GT=105
6672Aviation Supply Clerk CL=100
6673Automated Information Systems (AIS) Computer Operator CL=100
6821Weather Observer GT=105
7011Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician MM=95
7041Aviation Operations Specialist CL=100
7051Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue Specialist MM=95
7212Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Gunner GT=90
7234Air Control Electronics Operator GT=105
7242Air Support Operations Operator GT=100
7251Air Traffic Controller GT=105
7257Air Traffic Controller GT=105
7314Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Air Vehicle Operator GT=105
7371Aerial Navigator GT=110
7381Airborne Radio Operator/Inflight Refueling Observer/ Loadmaster GT=110.

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