The Marine Corps is a proud service with many fine traditions, and one of the jobs that keeps the news and events of the Marine Corps properly reported is the Marine Corps Combat Correspondent. The Combat Marine Corps Reporter or battle correspondent is the military specialty that deals with gathering, sharing, publishing and reporting on news and feature information about the United States Marine Corps. It is a position for both internal and external military news and information. It helps to provide a showcase Marine Corps Program, and the operations, success, change, policies and regulations about the military at large.
The Combat Correspondent is tasked to respond to inquiries and queries of various nature from military and civilian media sources. You will be tasked to respond to different issues dealing with Marine Corps information, and work hard to gather feature and news materials for publications in magazines, command newspapers and newsletters, and for television and radio release to both external, and internal Marine usage. Working as a successful Marine Corps combat correspondent you can deal with many different responsibilities. You will work to provide print and photo materials, and provide media liaison resources for the civilian media.
You will work to help conduct military community relations programs. Working in the Marine Corps as a Combat correspondent is responsible for the activities, training, and performance of all the enlisted Marines assigned to the Public Affairs office. Functioning as a Marine Corps Combat Correspondent will include first attending boot camp, then attending the Marine Corps Journalism Basic Course. To qualify for the position of Marine Corps Correspondent you have to first qualify with a high enough ASVAB score. After you qualify with a ASVAB score and you attend the Basic Journalism course, you will be assigned to a command and public affairs office. Some of the different duties you can be responsible for include acting as an advisor for internal and external informational and television programs, and assist managing community relations programs for your command. You will assist with the supervision and publication of various command authorized Marine Corps publications and military newsletters.
After training you will routinely be expected to apply for Basic Broadcasting via a voice audition, and if you qualify, then you may be selected to participate in the voice Broadcasting program.