The Civil Affairs MOS Course is four-weeks in length. This course is open to any MOS. Upon successful completion Officers and Enlisted Marines receive the Civil Affairs MOS (0530, 0531 or 0532). The Marine Corps Civil Affairs 0530 and 0531/0532 Courses are designed as the MOS qualifying course for active duty and reserve Marine Corps Civil Affairs (CA) personnel who will be assigned duties as Civil Affairs specialists and CMO planners/Staff NCOs who will conduct CMO planning and integration of CMO into MAGTF operations and perform a variety of tactical CMO-related tasks, such as area assessments, property control, and project management.
Students attending MCCMOS are not permitted to miss any scheduled training. Failure to adhere to this will result in academic disenrollment.
Marines filling CA/CMO billets have seat priority.
Majors with more than 4 years TIG and above are ineligible to attend the 0530 course.
Travel: Travel to the course must be completed the Sunday Prior to the start date, and return travel must be the Saturday following a course, training will not be abbreviated to meet your travel plans. Please do not schedule return flights prior to 1630 on Friday, the last day of the course.
Students not living in the local area are required to secure lodging at Liversedge Hall (Quantico BOQ 703-784-3149). If none is available it is the Marine's responsibility to obtain a certificate of non-availability (CNA). During week 4 you are required to check out of your lodging on Monday since you will be in a "field" status. Billeting during week 4 (to include those residing in the local area) in the field is in quonset huts with racks and mattresses. You may secure your personal belongings at the MCCMOS facility or a wall locker at Camp Upshur.
CA MOS courses for FY20
1-20: 15 Oct - 8 Nov (2019)
2-20: 2 - 27 Mar
3-20: 3 - 28 Aug