Marine Corps

6541:Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician (MOS 6541)

These technicians are responsible for the entire ordnance system which includes the stowage, testing, repairs, arming, disarming, and accountability of armament equipment and armament handling equipment. Air launched missiles and conventional munitions are also tested by marines in this MOS.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

The main job duties of an Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician includes accounting, stowage, breakout, testing, maintenance, assembly and transportation of airborne armament equipment and armament-handling equipment. Once Marines are given their assignment, they will obtain the specific support equipment and/or material handling license. They operate tactical vehicles and will hold a Incidental Motor Vehicle Operator license for vehicles up to 7-ton. Aviation Ordnance Systems Technicians are required to be familiar with all munition types, nomenclature, explosive hazard and how to appropriately respond to emergencies involving each type of munition. Duties can vary based on rank.

Military Duties Translated:

Working in this MOS provides experience that relates to a variety of civilian fields from bookkeeping to aviation and ordnance. Position related to the duties of this MOS are: Auditing Clerks Ordnance Handling Experts Maintenance/Repair Worker (Aircraft and non) Industrial Truck Operator Inspector Aircraft System Assembler Marines have opportunities to apply for Department of Labor registered apprenticeships, and receive additional credentials through the USMC COOL program. These opportunities can give Marines additional training credentials and certifications that relate to additional civilian career opportunities and increased pay.

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

Maintenance Worker