Job Description: Ground Electronics Systems Maintenance Chiefs perform staff duties in formulating and implementing maintenance plans to support tactical logistics IAW MCWP 4-11. These Maintenance Chiefs will develop policies and procedures for ground electronics systems maintainers to perform inspection and classification; servicing, adjustment, and tuning; repair; modification; recovery and evacuation; overhauling and rebuilding; and testing and calibration of Ground Electronics Systems Equipment and miscellaneous electronics systems used by Marine Corps Ground Forces. As a Senior Staff Noncommissioned Officer in a highly technical field, the Electronics Maintenance Chief is qualified to manage the activities of Ground Electronics Maintenance Personnel from diverse maintenance specialties within the MAGTF.

  • Branch Branch: Marines
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 2891
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $80,443
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-29
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Ground Electronics Maintenance
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42 Average Age
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107 Number Employed
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4.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Travel, Skill Development, Benefits, Personal Development

Cons: Short Notice Changes, Little Choice in Job Placement

Location: San Diego, CA


I was responsible for ensuring our unit had the equipment needed for daily maintenance on aircraft. In a typical day, I would inspect each piece of equipment for proper operation, perform basic repairs, fuel/lubricate equipment, and exchange inoperable gear with our supporting unit for gear in working condition. I learned many things in the Marine Corps, how to operate different pieces of aviation support equipment, leadership, dependability, discipline, and ownership of ones own actions, among many others. For me, the most enjoyable part of the job was showing up to work everyday with my closest friends and getting to travel the world. The hardest part of my military service was the short notices of things like shift changes and deployments, essentially never knowing what your long term or short term schedule could be.