Roles in the Corps: Communications Officer

Overview of the role and responsibilities of the Communications Officer as told by Marine Major Purcell.

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Communications Officers are the backbone for command and control of operating forces in the Marine Corps. They are responsible for the planning, installation, operation and maintenance of data, telecommunications and computer systems. On the battlefield, officers must be able to quickly establish communications capabilities. This MOS requires officers to stay informed of rapidly evolving technology involved in their day-to-day duties.

 

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