0212 - Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Specialist Sgt - MSgt
The 0212 CI/HUMINT Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Specialist secondary MOS is one of the additional MOS's available to 0211 CI/HUMINT Specialists.
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Specialists are involved in all facets of planning and conducting tactical, strategic, and joint TSCM operations and activities. These activities are designed to detect and neutralize a wide variety of hostile technical surveillance technologies designed to obtain unauthorized access to classified and sensitive information. TSCM Specialists are expected to possess a working knowledge of the techniques and equipment employed by foreign intelligence entities (FIE) and terrorist organizations to obtain information from controlled facilities through technical means. TSCM Specialists normally perform as members of a Marine Corps TSCM team and may also serve with other Service or Joint TSCM teams, as TSCM instructors, or as TSCM representatives to Department of Defense (DoD) and National-level agencies. This MOS is to be assigned only as a NMOS and will be assigned and voided only by the authority of the CMC (MM).
Marine Corps TSCM assets are required to perform garrison and tactical TSCM duties, as directed by competent authority. The premise behind TSCM activities is to ensure the command and sensitive facilities are safe from technical surveillance. Marine Corps TSCM personnel attend joint training for certification and adhere to Department of Defense standards.
To become an 0212, Marines must hold primary MOS 0211, must be a Sergeant or above, have 36 months of remaining obligated service upon graduation from TSCM training, be interviewed and recommended for training as a TSCM Specialist by a board of Marine TSCM personnel, must have a high school diploma or equivalent, possess an EL score of 120 or higher (may be waived by CMC, have a current single scope background investigation/T5 investigation and adjudicated for sensitive compartmented information (SCI) eligibility, and meet minimum physical, hearing acuity, and vision requirements per reference.
The MOS is assigned upon approval from the Director of Intelligence after the successful completion of U.S. Army TSCM Course and Interagency Training Center (ITC) TSCM Fundamentals Course.
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