The United States Marine Corps has its own correctional officers and corrections specialists. They work very hard to maintain security and supervision at hundreds of facilities around the world. They work to maintain correctional and military police security, and they support commanders in the field by helping to uphold and enforce the law. They are directly responsible to give support in crime prevention, and to suppress uprisings and security threats. The Marine Corps gives some of the most intensive and skilled training available anywhere in the field of Corrections and Internment support and correctional operations. As part of the military police MOS you will work to deal with different correctional issues and prison facility issues as they arise.
Marine Corps Correctional specialists serve at facilities around the world, and work very to support and provide supervision and correctional support and to maintain a military control and support posture. You will prevent crime and work to suppress security threats, and eliminate and reduce threats against military personnel. You will work as part of the military MOS military police to prevent disturbances, and maintain security and support for correctional facilities. Some correctional specialists in the U.S. Marine Corps work in prisons and military jails, and work to deal with personnel who have been convicted of a criminal offense by a court or court martial. Other military Servicemembers are in jail awaiting trial or lock up until they appear before the court. The Military correctional Marine Corps specialist provides 24-hour supervision, security and control to give facility security and operational safety for their assigned correctional duty station. Many Navy brigs and jails are staffed by Marine Corps Correctional officers that work to give intensive and trained facility support as required to the Marine Corps or Navy facility they are assigned to. Many specialists working in the correctional field help and assist military personnel for confinement, release, transport or other production or processing. One of the other duties that Marine Corps Correctional specialists work to provide support is in the pursuit of military deserters and Servicemembers that decide to go AWOL, and in this they are charged to apprehend and restrain these escaped and fugitive Servicemembers.
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Training for Marine Corps Corrections specialists begins with Basic Combat Training.
To pursue a career as a Marine Corps Corrections specialist you must attain an ASVAB GT section score of 100 or higher, and be a minimum of nineteen years of age.