Jobs for Non-Citizens in the Marine Corps

Marine Non-Citizen Jobs

Marine Becomes Citizen


While the following Marine Corps MOS's (Jobs) do not require U.S. Citizenship, one must be a legal immigrant (with a green card) residing in the United States in order to join any branch of the United States Military. The green card is slang for Permanent Resident Card. It used to be green, but now looks more like a driver's license. The card is issued by the Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security and contains a photo and fingerprint. The Department of Defense, and in this case the Marine Corps, cannot and will not assist with immigration. One must legally immigrate first, and then apply to join the U.S. Marine Corps. Once an immigrant joins the U.S. Military, normal residency requirements are waived and they can apply to become a United States Citizen, after 3 years of active duty. One must be a U.S. Citizen to become a commissioned officer, or to re-enlist in the military. The below MOS's are the jobs that non-citizens are allowed to do in the Marine Corps. These do not require a high security clearance. Only citizens are allowed to be given secret security clearances and above.

0121- Personnel Clerk

0151- Administrative Clerk

0311- Rifleman

0313- LAV Crewman

0331- Machine Gunner

0341- Mortarman

0351- Assaultman

0352- Antitank Assault Guided Missileman

0411- Maintenance Management Specialist

0811- Field Artillery Cannoneer

1141- Electrician

1142- Electrical Equipment Repair Specialist

1161- Refrigeration Mechanic

1171- Hygiene Equipment Operator

1181- Fabric Repair Specialist

1316- Metal Worker

1341- Engineer Equipment Mechanic

1345- Engineer Equipment Operator

1361- Engineer Assistant

1371- Combat Engineer

1391- Bulk Fuel Specialist

1812- M1A1 Tank Crewman

1833- Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Crewman

2111- Small Arms Repairer/Technician

2131- Towed Artillery Systems Technician

2141- Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Repairer/Technician

2146- Main Battle Tank (MBT) Repairer/Technician

2147- Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician

2161- Machinist

3043- Supply Administration and Operations Clerk

3051- Warehouse Clerk

3052- Packaging Specialist

3112- Traffic Management Specialist

3361- Subsistence Supply Clerk

3381- Food Service Specialist

3432- Finance Technician

3521- Organizational Automotive Mechanic

3531- Motor Vehicle Operator

3533- Logistics Vehicle System Operator

4341- Combat Corespondent

4421- Legal Services Specialist

4612- Combat Lithographer

5526 to 5566- Musician

5831- Correctional Specialist

6048- Flight Equipment Technician

6061- Aircraft Intermediate Level Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mechanic-Trainee

6071- Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment (SE) Mechanic-Trainee

6072- Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Hydraulic/ Pneumatic Structures Mechanic

6073- Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Electrician/ Refrigeration Mechanic

6074- Cryogenics Equipment Operator

6091- Aircraft Intermediate Level Structures Mechanic- Trainee

6092- Aircraft Intermediate Level Structures Mechanic

6111- Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainee

6112- Helicopter Mechanic - CH-46

6113- Helicopter Mechanic - CH-53

6114- Helicopter Mechanic - UN/AH-1

6116- Tiltrotor Mechanic - MV-22

6122- Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic - T-58

6123- Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic - T-64

6124- Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic - T-400/T-700

6132- Helicopter/Tiltrotor Dynamic Components Mechanic

6151- Helicopter/Tiltrotor Airframe Mechanic-Trainee

6152- Helicopter Airframe Mechanic - CH-46

6153- Helicopter Airframe Mechanic - CH-53

6154- Helicopter Airframe Mechanic - UN/AH-1

6156- Tiltrotor Airframe Mechanic - MV-22

6211- Fixed-wing Aircraft Mechanic-Trainee

6212- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic - AV-8/TAV-8

6213- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic - EA-6

6214- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Mechanic

6216- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic - KC-130

6217- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic - F/A-18

6222- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic - F-402

6223- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic - J-52

6226- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic - T-56

6227- Fixed-wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic - F-404

6251- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic-Trainee

6252- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic - AV-8/TAV-8

6253- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic - EA-6

6256- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic - KC-130

6257- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic - F/A-18

6281- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic- Trainee

6282- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic - AV-8/TAV-8

6283- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic - EA-6

6286- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic - KC-130

6287- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic - F/A-18

6511- Aviation Ordnance Trainee

6531- Aircraft Ordnance Technician

6541- Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician

6672- Aviation Supply Clerk

6673- Automated Information Systems (AIS) Computer Operator

7011- Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician

7051- Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue Specialist

7314- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Air Vehicle Operator

Special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) state: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may expedite the application and naturalization process for current members of the U.S. armed forces and recently discharged service members. Here is some of the history of helping to speed up the process of becoming a citizen of the United States for military members and veterans.

Recently, President George H.W. Bush and his son President George W. Bush signed executive orders which allowed any military member (active duty, Reserves, or National Guard) to apply for citizenship, without any residency requirement. These orders also covered veterans of certain designated past wars and conflicts. This saves the military member five years on the civilian applicant for citizenship so when you hear the military help you accelerate the process, this is what that means.