MOS 0551, Information Operations Specialist

Information operations specialist plan and advise commanders in the conduct and development of full-spectrum information operations (IO). This MOS will be assigned as a non-PMOS only by the CMC (MM).

Prerequisites.
(1) Must possess a GT score of 100 or higher.
(2) Must have a secret security clearance and be eligible for access to Top Secret security clearance, Sensitive Compartmented Information ("TS/SCI) predicated on a completed Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).

Requirements.
(1) Complete an approved course of study in Information Operations Planning of at least one week in duration. The graduating Marine should be prepared to plan and integrate full spectrum IO as well as support Commanders in the conduct of IO. (2) Perform IO functions as a primary duty serving either (1) at least twelve months non-deployed IO billet or (2) at least six months in an operationally deployed IO billet working with different cultures. This on-the-job training provides essential supplement experience. On-the-Job training will go beyond what is required to perform daily duties. The
training must include elements of education that provides a well-rounded background in all core, supporting and related functions of IO and their synergistic interactions.
(3) Deployed experience working with different cultures and secondary language skill is preferred but not mandatory.

Duties.
(1) Assist the unit IO officer in developing IO plans and annexes for all operations contingencies and exercises as well as duties and tasks listed in reference (j). Be prepared to perform the duties of the unit's IO officer in is absence.
(2) Assist the unit IO officer in advising the commanding and operations officers on the conduct of IO in order to provide continuous tactical IO engagement across the spectrum of operations from peace to war.
(3) Coordinates with other service, Joint, DOD, and other government agency IO organization to meet mission requirements.
(4) Conducts full spectrum as may be required or directed by the Commander during all phases of operation.
(5) Overseas deployment experience working with different world.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code.
No civilian equivalent.

Related Military Skill.
None.

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