Marine Corps

0161:Postal Clerk

Postal clerks perform all duties necessary to the efficient operation of a Marine Corps Post Office.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Mail handling duties can include but are not limited to accepting, sorting, manifesting and dispatching all types of mail, to include official mail. Postal clerks also issue and cash LISPS money orders, sell stamps, apply postage to, and mail out parcels. They perform any other duties in connection with the proper running of a postal operation. Only postal marines receiving formal training as listed in the prerequisites and assigned to a military postal facility may be given this MOS. Postal clerks will not be assigned to unit mailrooms to conduct mail clerk/orderly functions.

Military Duties Translated:

Responsible for handling duties in a post office, including receiving and sorting mail, selling postage, weighing packages, stamping envelopes, assisting customers, selling money orders, taking passport photos, and ensure mail has correct zip codes and addresses

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Post Office Clerk