Marine Corps

1833:Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman (MOS 1833)

AAV crewmen are trained to do basic echelon 1 maintenance on Assault Amphibious Vehicles. They are experts at manning onboard weapon systems, communications, tactical maneuvers, and using tactical employment methods to assist other Marines in the field


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman are responsible for operating and maintaining all areas of an assault amphibious vehicle. They support infantry units on the battlefield. Assault Amphibious Vehicles are the primary general-support personnel carrier. These vehicles are capable of taking individuals from vessel to shore in high waves or surf areas, along with capabilities of driving on almost any terrain. They have artillery power and consist of a personnel, a command and control, and a recovery variant. As of right now the AAV is the primary vehicle, but soon individuals in the AAV Crewman role will be operating a new vehicle series, the Amphibious Combat Vehicle. When the Amphibious Combat Vehicle completes production, it will replace the AAV with it’s increased ground mobility and direct fire support.

Military Duties Translated:

Skills that are learned in this position translate to civilian careers in maintenance and operation of heavy vehicles. AAV Crewman can find careers as Bus/Truck Mechanics, Bus/Truck Drivers, Maintenance Works or Heavy Equipment Mechanics. They can also find civilian jobs as Radio Operators or Transportation Managers. While in the Military, Marines have an opportunity with USMAP to complete Apprenticeships that are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Apprenticeships are available in a variety of areas including mechanics and driving.

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

Bus Driver