0171 - Manpower Information Systems (MIS) Analyst

            Cpl to MGySgt

When it comes to managing the administrative and personnel records of the Marines' 240,000 active duty and reserve personnel, there are dozens of computer systems used to track changes in units, personal information, Marine's career statuses, and more.  The 0171 Manpower Information System (MIS) analyst oversees these systems for all Marines within their assigned region.  0171 is an additional MOS that can only be assigned to 0111 Administrative Specialists who have spent at least 12 months working in a Marine Information Systems Support Activity (MISSO).

Manpower Information System Analysts serve as the functional managers of specific, fielded Manpower Information Systems in a regional jurisdiction. These Marines serve as critical management supervisors for the Marines Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) which impacts all active, reserve and retired personnel. MIS Analysts provide procedural assistance in the preparation, submission, retrieval and audit of records and reports within the MCTFS, the Unit Diary/Manpower Integrated Personnel System (UD/MIPS), the On-line Diary System (OLDS), SABRS Manpower Analytical Retrieval Tool System (SMARTS), and other automated manpower information systems.


Typical duties of MIS Analysts include research, procedural, or system problem solving for reporting units, monitoring completion of class I systems cyclic updates, Marine Online (MOL) issues, and conducting educational/training contact visits to both active and reserve reporting units within the regional jurisdiction. Duties of this magnitude require that they typically support over 100 reporting units and anywhere from 20,000 to 70,000 Marines within their respective geographical region.

MOS 0171 can only be assigned upon completion of 12 months On-the-job training in a Manpower Information System Support Office (MISSO) with approval of the Officer in Charge of MISSO and Director, Manpower Information Systems Support Activity (MISSO). MOS 0171 should be considered more extensive than MOS 0111 requirements due to the broad spectrum of functional areas covered.

Since the 0171 MOS is an additional MOS for 0111's, there is no maximum number of Marines that can carry this MOS.  Career progression within this MOS follows the regular career path for 0111's.  Marines will earn this MOS when working in MISSO billets and Installation Personnel Administration Centers, but may return to headquarters elements and operational units upon completion of their tour.  Additionally, Marines will not lose this MOS upon departing the billet in which they earned it - it is carried with them throughout their career and may help in getting reassignment to IPAC's and other MISSO billets in the future.


The civilian equivalents of an 0171 are computer systems analysts or Human Resources technicians.

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