0291 - Intelligence Chief


The 0291 Intelligence Chief are the senior most Enlisted Marines of the Marine Corps Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISRE).  They are responsible for providing the highest quality of actionable intelligence and are accountable for their leadership in guiding the professional development of the enlisted workforce at all levels of the Operating Forces, Supporting Establishment and Joint Commands.


Marines can promote to 0291 Intelligence Chief from Master Sergeant in a "feeder" MOS of 0211, 0231, 0241, 0261.  Marines must also have current single scope background investigatoins (SSBI)/T5 investigations adjudicated for sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) eligibility. 

0291's provide professional acumen and subject matter expertise in planning intelligence operations, managing the deployment of intelligence personnel and assets, integrating collection, collection management, analysis, and dissemination efforts, while ensuring seamless integration of national-to-tactical collection assets, education and training programs from the U.S. intelligence community and intelligence function managers to the MCISRE.


Within the MCISRE an Intelligence Chief can serve as the Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) to the Director of Intelligence Headquarters Marine Corps, the 0291 Intelligence Chief Occupational Field Specialist on the staff of HQMC Intelligence Department, the Senior Enlisted Advisor at Marine Corps Intelligence Activity and Marine Corps Intelligence Schools, the Intelligence Chief at the Marine Forces (MARFOR level), Marine Corps Tactical Operation Group, and in all levels of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF).

0291's also serve at many Joint-level activities, Component Commands, and 3-letter Federal Agencies, such as the Senior Enlisted Advisor at the National Security Agency or US CYBERCOM.

The duties of the Intelligence Chief encompass providing assistance and advice to MAGTF Commanders AC/S G-2, Commanders of Intelligence Battalions, and other designated commands concerning plans, policies, and procedures pertaining to intelligence operations. This MOS will be assigned and voided only by the authority of the CMC (MM).

There are roughly 35 0291 Intelligence Chiefs on active duty.

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