0323 - Reconnaissance Marine, Parachute Qualified
The 0323 Reconnaissance Marine, Parachute Qualified is the secondary MOS for all enlisted Reconnaissance and Force Reconnaissance Marines who competed Airborne Training. Marines with this MOS will have a primary MOS of 0321 Reconnaissance Marine, but will refer to themselves by this MOS.
Reconnaissance Marines, Parachute Qualified, conduct low level static line (LLSL) or military free-fall airborne operations to clandestinely gain access to the operating environment to conduct full spectrum amphibious reconnaissance, ground reconnaissance, AAFO, operational environment shaping and specialized raid missions in support of the division, Marine Expeditionary Force, other Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, or joint forces.
This MOS is awarded upon completion of Basic Airborne Course and the Multi Mission Parachute Course. Marines are said to have earned their Jump Wings and are authorized to wear the device on all of their working and ceremonial uniforms.
Prerequisites to attending these schools are that Marines must hold MOS 0321, Reconnaissance Marine, must complete the Basic Airborne Course (BAC) APFT consisting of a minimum of 42 push-ups, 53 sit-ups, and a 2-mile run, must have current physically qualified (PQ) naval special warfare/special operations physical to perform combatant diver and High Altitude-Low Opening (HALO)/High Altitude-High Opening (HAHO) duties in accordance with inter-service requirements and standards of medical fitness. Marines must maintain physical fitness specified by COMNAVMEDCOM standards.
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