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COMPLETE MOS LIST

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0161

Postal Clerk

Female at Crucible from Cpl Aaron Bolser

MOS Facts

MOS Type: 

Primary MOS

Officer/Enlisted?

Enlisted

Ranks: 

Pvt - MGySgt

MOS School: 

Fort Jackson, SC

Combat Arms?

No

Bottom Line, Up Front:

Receive, process, and distribute mail items to units and individual Marines in garrison and combat.

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MOS Description and Mission

The 0161 Postal Clerk MOS is a small, but dearly loved occupational specialty in the Marine Corps. Whether in boot camp or forward deployed, mail call holds a special place in every Marine's heart. Postal Clerks perform all duties necessary to the efficient operation of a Marine Corps Post Office. Postal Clerks perform all duties necessary to the efficient operation of a Marine Corps Post Office. Mail handling duties can include, but are not limited to accepting, sorting, manifesting and dispatching all types of mail, to include official mail. Postal Clerks also issue and cash USPS money orders, sell stamps, apply postage to, and mail out parcels. They perform any other duties in connection with the proper running of a postal operation. Only Postal Marines receiving formal training as listed in the prerequisites and assigned to a military postal facility, may be given this MOS. Postal Clerks will not be assigned to unit mailrooms to conduct mail clerk/orderly functions.

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Pre-OCS Checklist
Basic Daily Routine
Eating at OCS
Living in the Squadbay
5 Paragraph Order
Getting Ready
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