Marine Corps May Get a Cyber-Only MOS

Military.com | Jan 12, 2017 | by Hope Hodge Seck

The top officer of the Marine Corps wanted to expand the service’s cyber community, and he’s looking at ways to make the job more appealing to qualified Marines.

Speaking at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium Thursday, Gen. Robert Neller said he is entertaining several options to recruit and retain a growing cyber force.

At Marine Forces Cyber Command, there are about 1,000 uniformed troops and civilians, he said, and most have military occupational specialties in signals intelligence, data, networks or cyber protection.

“There’s no cyber MOS,” he said. “How am I going to keep them? We spent a lot of money training these Marines.”

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