0303

Light-Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Officer

MOS Facts

MOS Type: 

Primary MOS

Officer/Enlisted?

Ranks: 

2ndLt - LtCol

MOS School: 

Combat Arms?

Bottom Line, Up Front:

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MOS Description and Mission

The 0303 Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Officer MOS is a secondary MOS for 0302 Infantry Officers who will spend their careers in the Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions. LAR Officers are the commanders or their assistants in the Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalions or Supporting Establishment designated billets. As such, LAR Officers plan, direct and assist in the tactical employment and deployment of LAR units. To fulfill these responsibilities, they collect information requirements; evaluate intelligence; estimate the operational situation; and formulate, coordinate and execute appropriate plans for armored reconnaissance and surveillance, armored security in support of maneuver, offensive and defensive actions, fire support, raids, communications, operational logistics and maintenance. LAR Officers are also responsible for the discipline, morale and welfare of their units' Marines.

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