0393 -  Light Armored Reconnaissance Operations                     Chief                            MSgt - MGySgt

The 0393 Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Operations Chief MOS is the senior most enlisted primary MOS for the LAR community. 

The Light Armored Reconnaissance Operations Chief (LAR Ops Chief) serves as the senior enlisted tactical advisor to the Commander and staff of a Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) company or battalion. The 0393 advises the commander in the tactical employment of the organic weapons systems of the unit; the condition, care, and economical use of unit resources and equipment. He coordinates and supervises all aspects of the company or battalion Combat Operations Center or Administrative Logistics Center.  He ensures that personnel are trained and proficient in the employment of C4I systems and manages the flow of information provided through them. 


The 0393 Chief assists with the timely collection, review, and distribution of orders, messages, briefs, reports, training schedules and all tasks in support of the unit’s core and assigned Mission Essential Tasks (METs).  The LAR Operations Chief advises and makes recommendations for the planning, coordination, and execution of the unit’s fire support plan. He manages the 0313 and 0363 personnel within the unit in order to minimize crew turbulence amongst formed and trained crews, assists with the development of the unit’s training plan, and managing the Unit Readiness Program. He coordinates and supervises the embarkation and debarkation of the unit.


Master Sergeants are assigned as LAR Company Operations Chiefs. Master Gunnery Sergeants are assigned as LAR Battalion Operations Chiefs or Logistic Chiefs.  There are roughly 20 0393's on active duty in the Marine Corps.


Prerequisites for the MOS are that Marines must have previously held the MOS 0363, Light Armored Reconnaissance Unit Leader and must be Top Secrety/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security eligible. Successful completion of GCE Operations Specialist Course is required prior to being assigned the PMOS 0393.  0393 MGySgts must complete Operations and Tactics Instructor Chief Course prior to or within in six months after being assigned the billet of LAR Battalion Operations Chief. 

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