Job Description: Infantry Squad Leaders are created via the Squad Leader Development Program (SLDP) by a lateral move from the Infantry MOS of Rifleman (0311), Machine Gunner (0331), Mortarman (0341), Infantry Assaultman (0351), or Antitank Missileman (0352). SLDP was designed to synchronize the training and education of a second term Infantryman with the assignments process that results in a more mature, better trained and educated squad leader. Volunteers gain priority placement in Advanced Infantry Training and the Sergeants Course which professionalizes the squad leader billet and enhances the capabilities of Marine Infantry Squad Leaders for operations in complex and distributed environments. The Infantry Squad Leader plans for assigned missions and carries out the orders issued by the Platoon Commander. He is also responsible for the discipline, training, control, conduct, and welfare of his squad at all times, as well as the condition, care, and economical and effective use of its weapons and equipment. In combat, he is responsible for the tactical employment, fire discipline, fire control, sustainment, and maneuver of his squad during offensive, defensive, amphibious, and stability operations.

  • Branch Branch: Marines
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  • Desinnation Designation: 0365
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $43,487
  • 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: Infantry
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