Marine Corps

0341:Mortarman (MOS 0341)

Mortarmen utilize mortars to provide indirect fire support to infantry battalions in the field. Mortarmen may be asked to hike into difficult to reach locations in order to provide the most accurate and readily available mortar fire when called upon.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat


Military Duties:

Marine Corps Mortarmen (MOS 0341) are responsible for the tactical employment of 60mm and 81mm mortar systems. The purpose of mortars is to provide heavy indirect fire in support of other Marine platoons. A Mortarman commonly supports LARS squads, LAR battalions, and infantry units. The mortar team is technically part of the weapons platoon of the rile and LAR companies, as well as the weapons company of the infantry battalion. Only non-commissioned officers work as assigned mortar gunners.

Military Duties Translated:

Patrol premises to ensure they are secure; may need to navigate ladders, ramps and stairs, as well as run on occasion. Use both hands to reach and grasp objects or items, or to use the phone to communicate with home base or to file reports. Work in weather environments that may sometimes be extremely hot or extremely cold, snowy or icy. Keep mental alertness and attention to detail high, no matter the circumstances. Maintain a neat and professional appearance, and provide excellent customer service as needed. Follow established security protocols while using initiative and good judgment.

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

Security Officer