In modern times the US Armed forces provides its own combat correspondents and print reporters. One of the most expert teams of combat correspondents can be found among the US Marine Corps. They are some of the most savvy and experienced of the military combat correspondent forces, and they work to provide liaison and assistance to both other military media members and members of the civilian media. This is a job that is deals with information for both internal and external military usage, and works to provide a platform and a showcase for the different areas of interest in the US Marine Corps.
To qualify for the Combat Correspondent position in the Marine Corps you must first attend basic training for 9 weeks. The saying that every US Marine is a rifleman is one that is true, and you will learn in boot camp how to perform as an enlisted member of the US Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Combat Correspondent is the person that works to respond to queries and inquires from civilian and military media sources. After you attend basic Marine Corps combat training, you will complete the Marine Corps Journalism and photography training course. To be eligible for training as a Marine Corps Correspondent and Combat reporter you have to achieve a passing ASVAB score, and pass an interview and attain the Public Affairs Command officer approval. The Combat Marine Correspondent works to gather news and feature materials for publication in newsletters, command newspapers, magazines and for radio and television release to both external and internal Marine usage. As a Combat Marine Corps correspondent advances in rank to Staff Sergeant, they can become a leader that is responsible for supervision of personnel junior to them. They deal with providing military operation and military exercise information, print materials and photos for publication, and they help with different community military liaison relations programs. This information is distributed in print and broadcast form for civilian and military media outlets.
Some of the different responsibilities that a Combat Staff Sergeant Correspondent can include: informational and television programs, managing and maintaining command community relations programs, working to direct and conduct Marine Corps on the Job training for Junior Marine Enlisted, tasked to be responsible for the performance, training, activities and operations of enlisted Marines in public affairs, serving as an advisor to the Public Affairs officers, working with external and internal media Marine Corps personnel. After you graduate from the photojournalism course, you will be screened for possible attendance at Marine Corps Broadcasting School.