Marine Corps

4341`:Combat Correspondent (4341)

Gather Marine Corps news and stories to generate news stories that will be distributed via writings or through television broadcasts. These marines may conduct interviews or perform some minor investigative work to gather the most information for a news story.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

A Marine Corps Combat Correspondent (MOS 4341) collects news and feature information for a variety of media platforms. The media platforms include newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and websites. The coverage is intended for both internal military release as well as external release to the broader American media. Combat Correspondents help deliver a unique perspective about life inside the Marine Corps. The job is very comparable to the role of a civilian journalist only that you receive your paycheck from the Marines and also live a military lifestyle.

Military Duties Translated:

The civilian job outlook for a Marine Corps Combat Correspondent (MOS 4341) is very optimistic, far higher than many other military-specific MOS. Former MOS 4341 regularly find work in the civilian world working all forms of media. Newspapers, radio stations, TV stations, and websites are all places that will actively consider the unique experience and leadership a Combat Correspondent can bring to the newsroom. The skills and training you receive will allow you to work as a reporter, broadcaster, photojournalist, blogger, editorial assistant, or public relations specialist.

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

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