03 Jan '18, 11am

Marine Corps to Cut Infantry Assaultman Job to Resource Other Roles

Marine Corps to Cut Infantry Assaultman Job to Resource Other Roles

The Marine Corps is doing away with its 0351 infantry assaultman military occupational specialty and phasing out the assault section of Marine rifle companies in an effort to build up communities such as cyber and electronic warfare, Military.com has learned. Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, who confirmed planning in December while on an annual tour of deployed Marine elements around the world, said he expects the move to happen in the next three to five years as part of a slate of changes designed to help the Corps prepare for future fights. The 0351 infantry assaultman, one of the Marine Corps' five core infantry positions, is tasked with breaching, demolition, and rocket fire against fortified positions. Assaultmen carry the MK-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon, or SMAW. But Neller said he's making changes that will ensure those roles are filled by other m...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/01/03/marine-cor...

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