Marine Corps

0143:Career Retention Specialist

The Marine recruiter must be thoroughly familiar with the enlistment process from applicant prospecting to preparation for recruit training. Recruiters work in an environment external to the normal Marine Corps post, station, and FMF environments. Typical functions of the recruiter include preliminary screening and administrative processing, scheduling physical examinations, completion of enlistment documents, and maintaining accurate records. Recruiters also provide the community with Marine Corps publicity material and assist in civic events. They are stationed at recruit depots, recruiting stations, Military Enlistment Processing Stations (MEPS), and recruiting substations throughout. the United States and some overseas locations.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Maintains reports required for systematic recruiting. Canvasses the population for prospective applicants. Establishes liaison with educational authorities and other civilian agencies. Explains the Marine Corps to prospective applicants to include opportunities, regulations, enlistment programs, and assignment locations. Screens each applicant to determine eligibility relative to physical defects, moral character, criminal involvement, age, drug abuse, satisfactory prior service, citizenship, education, and dependency per MCO PII00.72, Military Procurement Manual, Volume 2, Enlisted Procurement.

Military Duties Translated:

Arranges for physical examinations of mentally qualified applicants at the MEPS. Coordinates with MEPS personnel in assisting applicants to complete Application for Enlistment (DO Form 1966). Prepares all other required enlistment documents.

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