COMPLETE MOS LIST
Personnel Retrieval and Processing Specialist
Pvt - SSgt
Fort Lee, VA
Bottom Line, Up Front:
These Marines work in mortuary affairs. They help get Marines who have passed in combat and other non-permissive environments properly identified and prepared for interment back home with their families.
MOS Description and Mission
The 0471 Personnel Retrieval Processing Specialist is a unique MOS. This specialty can only be found in the USMC Reserves, and it is one of the lowest density specialties in the Corps. These specialists hold the solemn duties in both combat and non-combat environments pertaining to the search and recovery, processing, tentative identification, interment, disinterment, and transportation of human remains and personal effects. Furthermore, they perform the various duties pertaining to the establishment of Collection Points and Interments sites. These duties are performed in both joint and single service theaters of operations and in an NBCR environment.