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Marine Corps 0341 Mos Mortarman

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The US Marine Corps has several types of specialties in combat. One of them is the 0341 MOS. MOS stands for Military occupation specialty code. MOS is a nine character code in the US Marine Corps. It is used for placing US Marine Corps personnel into their fields. They can either be a sergeant or private personnel in term of specialty career in the US Marine Corps.

 

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History



During the Revolutionary War in the United States, the Marine Corps were formed. At the time of its formation, the Marine Corps was called the Continental Marines. It was formed by Congress on November 10, 1775. The date of November 10, 1775 is the birthdate of the Marine Corps formation. During World War II, Edward William Brandt designed and crafted the Brandt 27/31 mortar system. As a result of this, the United States US Marine Corps used this to create its mortarman in the infantry. They also created the M1 81mm and M2 60mm mortar systems. These were used in During World War 2, Edward William Brandt designed and crafted the Brandt 27/31 mortar system. As a result of this, the United States US Marine Corps used this to create its mortarman in the infantry. They created the M1 81mm and M2 60mm mortar systems. These were used in World War 2.

 

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Facts about the US Marine Corps 0341 MOS Mortarman



A mortarman is a soldier operating a mortar. A mortar is a man-portable, muzzle loaded weapon. Mortars have a smooth bore metal tube . It is attached to a base plate. The base plate helps with spreading out the recoil. Mortars also come with a bipod mount and a sight. Mortars are designed to launch explosive bombs. In the United States Marines, the 0341 MOS Mortarman works in the Infantry specialty of the Marine Corps. They are in charge of the tactical employment of the 60mm light mortar and the 81 mm medium mortar.



In battle engagements, a mortarman is responsible for providing indirect fire. The indirect fire is for supporting the rifle and LARS (Light Armored Battalions) platoons and companies. They also provide fire support to the infantry and LAR battalions. Mortarman often aim and fire a bomb using a mortar. With this, they do not have to rely on a direct line of sight between the gun and its targets. Mortarman are able to use the mortar to bomb a larger kill radius on battlefields.



 Mortarman in the Marines Corps use the MM24A1 and the M252 mortar. The M224 mortar is lightweight between 18-45 lbs. It holds 60mm rounds. They are used for supporting ground troops. The M252 mortar is used for support light infantry, air assault, and units in the air. The M252 mortars weight 90 lbs. To become a US Marine Corps 0341 MOS mortarman, A recruit have to pass the General Technical section on ASAB exam with a score of an 80. The recruit goes through the medical exam. After the exam, the Marine Corps Mortarman completes the Mortarman Course at the School of Infantry.



















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