Marine Corps

3531:Motor Vehicle Operator (MOS 3531)

Motor vehicle operators complete motor transportation school to learn how to drive a variety of Marine Corps vehicles.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat


Military Duties:

Marine Motor Vehicle Operators (MOS 3531) are among the highest-ranking military occupational specialties within OccFld 35. Operators are assigned motor transport tactical wheeled vehicles and equipment. The tactical wheeled vehicles are designed to transport military personnel, supplies, and equipment. Marine Corps Motor Vehicle Operators provide support in both combat and garrison operations. Operators (MOS 3531) also perform maintenance on vehicles as well as associated tools and equipment assigned to the vehicles.

Military Duties Translated:

Marines that are part of OccFld 35 Motor Transport have a higher likelihood of finding relevant jobs in the civilian world compared to other Marine occupational fields. Mechanics and highly skilled operators are needed across the United States, and around the globe. Massive transit centers found at airports, bus depots, and shipyards are just a few places where you can find work as former Motor T Marines. Employers actively seek to hire Motor T Marines because of their experience and skills working on unusual tactical vehicles and other types of equipment. Motor T Marines are also valued in the civilian world because of their ability to work under intense pressure and deadlines while in the military.

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

Aircraft Mechanic