OLE MISS NROTC

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

Ground Combat Element

Ground Element pictureFIELD ARTILLERY OFFICER

Field Artillery Officers lead Marines in tactics, gunnery, gun-line drills, communications, maintenance, transportation and logistics. They lead close-fire support for infantry, armored reconnaissance and tank units.

Specialized Training

Field Artillery Officers Basic Course
Fort Sill, OK
19 weeks

Within the MAGTF
Field Artillery Officers belong to the Ground Combat Element. Their first assignment is to a firing battery within an artillery battalion. With the exception of Forward Observers, Field Artillery Officers lead Artillery Units in providing gun support from “the rear”. Future roles include fire support officer, fire direction officer, platoon leader and battery executive officer.

Beyond Your First Tour
After your first two-to-four-year tour, Field Artillery Officers typically go on a three-year B-Billet, such as recruiting duty, instructor duty at The Basic School or series commander at one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depots.

Before returning to your second tour, you will most likely attend one of three Professional Military Education Courses: Amphibious Warfare School and Command & Control Systems Course, the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course or Professional Artillery Refresher Training.

GROUND INTELLIGENCE OFFICER

Ground Intelligence Officers serve as staff officers and commanders in the operating forces where they analyze intelligence and planning, deployment and tactical employment of ground surveillance and reconnaissance units. The Ground Intelligence Officer may seek to become a recon marine after their training is done.

Specialized Training

Infantry Officer Course

Quantico, VA
12 weeks

Scout Sniper Platoon Commander Course

Quantico, VA
3 weeks

Ground Intelligence Officer Course 

Dam Neck, VA
6 weeks

Within the MAGTF
Ground intelligence officers serve as staff officers and commanders within the Ground Combat Element of the MAGTF and are responsible for various important duties, such as analyzing intelligence and developing plans that include the deployment of ground surveillance and reconnaissance units.

Beyond Your First Tour
After your first tour, you may be assigned to a billet available to all officers, such as recruiting duty, instructor duty at The Basic School or series commander at one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depots. Later in your career, you may be assigned to Expeditionary Warfare School or seek an advanced degree. This pattern of assignment is designed to expand your knowledge of the Marine Corps and overall strategic operations before you take on increased responsibility within your MOS.

After three years of experience and completion of MIOC (MAGTF Intelligence Officer Course), you will be designated as a MAGTF Intelligence Officer, with leadership opportunities in both joint and Marine Corps billets.

INFANTRY OFFICER

Infantry Officers are central to the role of the Marine Corps as an expeditionary force. They are responsible for training their Marines for every variety of ground combat mission in any environment. They gather and evaluate intelligence on enemy forces, develop offensive and defensive battle plans and command their infantry unit’s use of weapons and equipment.

Specialized Training

Infantry Officer Course (IOC)

Quantico, VA
10 weeks

Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Leaders Course

School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton
6 weeks

Within the MAGTF
Infantry officers are members of the Ground Combat Element within the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) and participate in the discipline, morale, and welfare of their unit’s Marines as well as planning, directing and assisting subordinate infantry and reconnaissance units.

Beyond Your First Tour
After your first tour, you may be assigned to a billet available to all officers, such as recruiting duty, instructor duty at The Basic School or series commander at one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depots. Later in your career, you may be assigned to Expeditionary Warfare School or seek an advanced degree. This pattern of assignment is designed to expand your knowledge of the Marine Corps and overall strategic operations before you take on increased responsibility within your MOS.

TANK OFFICER

The Tank Officer brings firepower to the battlefield, commanding Marines in M1A1 tanks and providing recommendations for the tactical employment of tank units to unit commanders. Typically, the Tank Officer spends the first 14 months as a tank platoon commander and is stationed at either of the two active duty tank battalions, ready for deployment.

Specialized Training

Tank Officer Basic Course
Fort Knox, KY
17 weeks

Within the MAGTF
Tank officers command or assist in commanding, tank units. Tank Officers also provide recommendations to the supported unit commander as well as formulate, coordinate, and execute operation orders.

Beyond Your First Tour
After your first tour, you may be assigned to a billet available to all officers, such as recruiting duty, instructor duty at The Basic School or series commander at one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depots. Later in your career, you may be assigned to Expeditionary Warfare School or seek an advanced degree. This pattern of assignment is designed to expand your knowledge of the Marine Corps and overall strategic operations before you take on increased responsibility within your MOS.