Light Armored Reconnaissance Marine

MOS Facts

MOS Type: 

Primary MOS



Pvt - Sgt

MOS School: 

Combat Arms?

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MOS Description and Mission

The 0313 Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Marine MOS is a primary MOS for infantry Marines who operate the Light Armored Vehicles in support of the Marine Corps' reconnaissance mission.
The Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Marine is an infantry Marine skilled in Armored Reconnaissance. In addition to basic infantry skills, they are knowledgeable in armored reconnaissance and surveillance, and armored security missions in support of the MAGTF to gain information on the enemy and terrain. LAR Marines provide gunnery and weapons skills for the employment of the 25mm Chain Gun, the Coaxial and Pintle-Mounted 7.62mm Machineguns and thermal optics on the LAV-25 variant. LAR Marines receive advanced training as vehicle operators, LAV-25 Gunners, LAR Vehicle Commanders and LAR Master Gunners. Non-Commissioned Officers are assigned as LAV-25 Gunners and Vehicle Commanders.

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