Marine Corps

5711:Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Specialist (MOS 5711)

Ensure that their unit is always trained and prepared to handle defense against any type of CBRN attack that may occur in their area. This includes issuing and inspecting gas masks and related equipment, as well as training and preparing marines on how to use them.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

n Marine Corps CBRN Specialist (MOS 5711) is primarily responsible for the survival and operation in a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear environment. CBRN Specialists have the capabilities to train their unit as well as take measures to remove the threat of chemical or biological warfare. While most of the time spent as a Specialist involves training of other soldiers in CBRN defense training tactics, there is potential to have to perform operations in the field, and during combat. Marine Corps CBRN Specialists operate within the combat operations center of the unit. Soldiers assist the unit and CBRN defense officers in order to advise commanders on conditions in the field.

Military Duties Translated:

Unfortunately, there is not a direct civilian job equivalent of MOS 5711 Marine Corps CBRN Specialist. However, the skills you attain serving the Marine Corps can lead to a variety of careers after the military. Employers value veterans because of the unparalleled skills, experience, discipline, and leadership they acquire serving the military. Some former MOS 5711 get jobs as first responders or positions in law enforcement.

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

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