FIELD 63/64, Avionics

United States Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors

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The avionics OccFld includes direct and indirect support of all aviation weapon systems. While there is a large similarity in the skills required to provide this support, the systems being supported are diverse.

The following examples are provided: direct support repair accomplished at the organizational maintenance activity (OMA) which is normally accomplished on aircraft, e.g., replacement of the radar antenna on the aircraft; indirect support-repair accomplished at the intermediate maintenance activity (IMA), which is normally accomplished off aircraft, e.g., radar system module repair, and repair/calibration of the radar support equipment.

Marines entering the OccFld receive MOS 6300 for OMA, and MOS 6400 for IMA, Basic Avionics Marine, and then progress through specific hard skill MOSs and ultimately are assigned MOS 6391, Avionics Maintenance Chief. Qualifications initially include technical proficiency in the repair of one or more electronic systems after completion of formal training.

As the Marine is promoted, repair and administrative requirements for multiple systems take on an equal importance until the Marine is ultimately placed in a supervisory position. Billets for both repair and administration are varied and extend from the squadron level to staff positions at the wing and force commander, and Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps level. Below are the Marine Corps Enlisted Military Occupation Specialties which are organized under these occupational fields:

  • 6312 --Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Radar Systems Technician, AV-8
  • 6313 --Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Radar Systems Technician, EA-6
  • 6314 --Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Avionics Technician
  • 6316 --Aircraft Communications/Navigation Systems Technician, KC-130
  • 6317 --Aircraft communications/Navigation/Radar Systems Technician, F/A-18
  • 6322 --Aircraft Communications/Navigation Electrical Systems Technician, CH-46
  • 6323 --Aircraft Communications/Navigation/ElectricalSystems Technician, CH-53
  • 6324 --Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Electrical/Weapon Systems Technician, U/AH-l
  • 6326 --Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Electrical/Systems Technician, V-22
  • 6332 --Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, AV-8
  • 6333 --Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, EA-6
  • 6336 --Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, KC-130
  • 6337 --Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, F/A-18
  • 6386 --Aircraft Electronic Countermeasures Systems Technician, EA-6B
  • 6391 --Avionics Maintenance Chief
  • 6412 --Aircraft Communications Systems Technician, IMA
  • 6413 --Aircraft Navigation Systems Technician, I FF/RADAR/TACAN , IMA
  • 6414 --Advanced Aircraft Communications/Navigation Systems Technician, IMA
  • 6422 --Aircraft cryptographic Systems Technician, IMA
  • 6423 --Aviation Electronic Microminiature/Instrument and Cable Repair Technician, IMA
  • 6432 --Aircraft Electrical/lnstrument/Flight Control Systems Technician, Fixed Wing, IMA
  • 6433 --Aircraft Electrical/Instrument/Flight Control Systems Technician, Helicopter, IMA
  • 6434 --Advanced Aircraft Electrical/Instrument/Flight Control Systems Technician, IMA
  • 6461 --Hybrid Test Set Technician, IMA
  • 6462 --Avionics Test Set (ATS) Technician, IMA
  • 6463 --CASS HP Configuration Operator/Maintainer/Technician, IMA
  • 6464 --Aircraft Inertial Navigation System Technician, IMA
  • 6466 --CASS EO Configuration Operator/Maintainer/Technician/IMA
  • 6467 --Consolidated Automatic Support System (CASS) Technician, IMA
  • 6469 --CASS Test Station IMA Advanced Maintenance Technician, IMA
  • 6482 --Aircraft Electronic Countermeasures Systems Technician, Fixed-Wing, IMA
  • 6483 --Aircraft Electronic Countermeasures Systems Technician, Helicopter, IMA
  • 6484 --CASS EW Configuration Operator/Maintainer/Technician, IMA
  • 6492 -- Aviation Precision Measurement Equipment/Calibration and Repair Technician, IMA
  • 6493 --Aviation Meteorological Equipment Technician, OMA/IMA