Marine Corps Antitank Missileman - Tow Gunner - MOS 0352
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Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352)

An Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352) are specialists in a unique, highly complicated weapons systems.

Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner provide medium and heavy anti-armor fire in support of the infantry battalion, tank battalion, LAR battalion, and MAGTF.

Learn more about what it takes to become an Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352), including required training and education.

Education, Qualifications, and Training

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Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352) will receive specialized training on a number of high tech weapons systems. Image: Department of Defense

The weapons systems incorporated today in the U.S. Marine Corps are highly specialized and complicated.

The high-tech weapons are capable of delivering massive damage and loss of life.

As a result, there is dedicated training to Marine soldiers that handle high-tech weapons systems like 0352 MOS.

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Education

People that are interested in joining the U.S. Marine Corps are encouraged to finish high school with a diploma or GED equivalent. 

It is very difficult to get into the Marine Corps within one of the two types of paperwork.

Furthermore, it doesn’t hurt to have some higher learning under your belt as the average Marine has completed at least 15 college credits.

New enlistees are required to complete the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

The ASVAB is a series of tests that helps determine a suitable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

If you want to become an Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352) you need to score General Technical (GT): 100 or higher on the ASVAB.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352) recruits must have a sufficient driving record.

Soldiers must demonstrate eligibility for an SF-46 military driver’s license.

Recruits of Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner must also demonstrate they possess the psychological and physiological qualifications required for licensing a government motor vehicle operator.

MOS 0352 recruits must also have normal color vision.

A vision test must show that the soldier has at least 20/200 vision that is correctable to 20/20.

Despite the job title, MOS 0352 is also open to female Marines.

Training

All Marine recruits begin their career in the military at basic combat training, or boot camp.

Boot camp for Marines is a little more demanding and longer compared to other branches of the military.

The Marine Corps provides two training schools for soldiers interested in becoming an Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352).

After completing basic training you will start to spend time focusing on your new Military Occupational Specialty.

Aspiring MOS 0352 are required to complete the Anti-Tank Assault Guided Missieman Course at the School of Infantry.

Training can take place at Camp Geiger (satellite campus of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina) or Camp Pendleton (California).

After graduating the specialized Marine training course soldiers may also complete other on-the-job training.

What does an Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner Do?

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Marine Corps Tow Gunners are skilled in using weapons systems like the M98A1 Javelin and M220E4 TOW2. Image: Department of Defense

An Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352) is responsible for the tactical employment of several different weapons systems.

The weapons systems include the M220E4 TOW2 and M98A1 Javelin.

Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunners provide support in anti-armor operations and tactical vehicle operations.

The objective is to provide medium and heavy anti-armor fire in support of the Marine infantry and other specialized units like Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) and Light-Armored Reconnaissance (LAR).

The Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner MOS falls under the anti-armor platoon within the weapons company.

The weapons company in the Marines is part of infantry battalions, LAR battalions, tank battalions, and scout and anti-tank platoons.

Non-commissioned officers in the Marine Corps that serve MOS 0352 are assigned as gunners or squad leaders.

Types of MOS 0352 Weapons Systems

An Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352) is trained and experienced in several different high-tech weapon systems.

The weapons systems used by MOS 0352 include:

  • M220E4 TOW2: The TWO is a tube-launched, wire-guided, and optically tracked weapon system used by the Marine Corps. The weapon system is resourceful for anti-tank operations.
  • M98A1 Javelin: The javelin is another sophisticated weapon system utilized by the Marine Corps. The javelin is another type of tube-launched, wire-guided, and optically tracked system that is capable of taking out tanks in battle.

An Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner is relied upon in combat operations to help support ground troops and gain a tactical advantage.

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What does an Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner make?

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Marine Corps Anti-tank Missileman – Tow Gunners are an important part of infantry and other ground forces. Image: Combined Joint Task Force

The Marines pays soldiers based on their military rank and years of service.

Therefore, your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) has little to do with your monthly salary.

Reference the table to find out what you can expect to make as an Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner based on Marine Corps rank:

InsigniaPay GradeRankAbbreviation2019 Pay (Monthly)
E-1PrivatePvt$1,681
E-2Private First ClassPFC$1,884
E-3Lance CorporalLCpl$1,981
E-4CorporalCpl$2,195
E-5SergeantSgt$2,394
E-6Staff SergeantSSgt$2,613
E-7Gunnery SergeantGySgt$3,021
E-8Master SergeantMSgt$4,345
E-8First Sergeant1stSgt$4,345
E-9Master Gunnery SergeantMGySgt$5,308
E-9Sergeant MajorSgtMaj$5,308
E-9Sergeant Major Of The Marine CorpsSgtMaj$5,308

Benefits

The Marine Corps takes good care of its soldiers by providing a thorough benefits package including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vacation Time
  • Special Pay
  • Retirement
  • Affordable Life Insurance
  • Education: Marines can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus annual stipend for living expenses.
  • Housing: Allowances for living expenses, utilities, and maintenance.
  • Food: Allowance for the on-base dining hall and access to tax-free department and grocery stores.

Job Reviews

Job sites do not currently have reviews specific to the role of an Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner.

However, you can find general reviews about what it is like to work in the Marines infantry battalion on Indeed.com.

Serving the Marines infantry vary from good to bad, though most admit life in the military is all what you make it.

Are you interested in joining the Marines?

Consider reaching out to a local Marine Corps recruiter.

Civilian Job Opportunities

The job duties you perform as an Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner is specific to the U.S. Marines.

However, the experience and skills you learn while serving the Marine Corps is essential to any civilian career.

The options are nearly endless as many employers value hiring military veterans for their unique skills and leadership abilities.

Also, while serving the U.S. Marines you can advance your education and receive financial support from the military.

It could lead to attaining a degree in a civilian field of employment that you are interested in joining after completing your time in the Marines.

Summary

An Marine Corps Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunner (MOS 0352) is responsible for providing anti-armor fire support during combat.

Antitank Missileman – Tow Gunners are skilled at using the M220E4 TOW2 and M98A1 Javelin weapons systems.

Resources:

  1. https://www.marines.mil/Portals/1/MCO%201200.17E.pdf
Rob V.
Rob V.
Rob V. is the founder of OperationMilitaryKids.org. While he never actually served in the US Military, he has a passion for writing about military related topics. Born and raised in Woodbridge, NJ, he graduated from the New Jersey Institute Of Technology with an MBA in eCommerce. His hobbies include beach volleyball, target shooting, and lifting. Rob is also a commercially rated pilot with over 1,500 hours of flight time.

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