MOS Description and Mission
The 0365 Infantry Squad Leader MOS is a primary MOS for infantry Marines who promote from 0311 Rifleman, 0331 Machinegunner, 0341 Mortarman, 0351 Infantry Assault Marine, and 0352 Antitank Missile Gunner. They are created via the competitive and selective Squad Leader Development Program and thus considered to be the best Sergeants in the Infantry.
SLDP was designed to synchronize the training and education of a second term Infantryman with the assignments process that results in a more mature, better trained and educated squad leader. Volunteers gain priority placement in advanced infantry training and the Sergeants Course which professionalizes the squad leader billet and enhances the capabilities of Marine infantry squad leaders for operations in complex and distributed environments.