US Marines Careers As A Weapon Repairer

The United States Marine Corps Small Arms and Precision Weapons Repairer is a job skill that is very important in today’s Marine Corps. It is not a job for everyone, it is a field that has a lot of competition and requires a great deal of skill. The Marine Corps small arms repair specialty deals with the maintenance, inspection, repair and at times fabrication of small arms and other precision weapons systems. The Marine Corps trains their small weapons armors and repair technicians in state of the Art repair techniques, and they work in support of the Depot Maintenance, the Competition in Arms Program, and various other Intra Service Support programs.

What About A Civilian Career After The Military?

To work as a United States Marine Corps Repair Specialist, you have to have skill with tools and a certain amount of physical and manual dexterity. The Marine Corps Weapons Repairer training is both in the classroom and on the job. A candidate will be at least a Corporal and have at least three years left on their obligated enlistment, the training that the Marine Corps invests in their Precision Weapons Repair Personnel is valuable and they do not want to deal with short timers in training new personnel. Civilian jobs that this training will prepare you for include machinist, metalworker, and gunsmith type occupations. Your duties will include the maintenance, repair and inspection of most of the different weapons systems in use by the Marine Corps. To perform as a Marine Corps Weapons Specialist and Precision Weapons Repair person you have to be trained in a variety of topics, and different ordnance material training.

The candidate will learn how to service, repair and inspect basic small arms and ordnance, and learn how to solve basic repair problems. This is a job specialty that involves a lot of detailed work, you will learn how to work on weapons of various caliber and size, as well as light missiles and other weapons. To serve as a Marine Corps Weapons repairperson, there are some various requirements. Hands back up classroom training on use of tools and work on specific weapons and weapons systems. After basic training, a candidate for Precision Weapons repairer will attend an advanced training school where different basic ordnance and weapons repair concepts are taught.

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A specific ASVAB score of 105 on the MM section is required to enter the Precision Weapons Repair program. Other training will occur to assist in learning the skills necessary to work on the various types of weapons used in the US Marines.

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military dot image Frank    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

is there any history to this job of the military? Like who started it?


military dot image Marc Canada    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I have a question.Is it possible to join the marines and become someone who goes out to 3rd world country and open a school/home? if so can i receive informatiion and what is the name of jobs that do assignments similer to this?

one last thing…i will become a marine soon maybe around august,23 2012. SEE YOU SOON.


military dot image Jspaul    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

I reckon this is the field for people who can’t help their addiction with weapons, well gentleman I’ll be comin down the road sometime keep your arms open semper fidelis


military dot image Loren F.    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Will the military provide the education for this career, like the machining, etc. or do we have to do this prior to joining for this career?


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