Psychological Operations (PSYOP) enables the Marine Corps to understand and ultimately achieve effects within the information environment. PSYOP Marines are primarily responsible for the analysis of cultural factors, as well as the development and distribution of products used to cause informational and psychological effects intended to cause a specific, observable, and measurable change in a targets behavior. PSYOP Marines research and determine effective methods of influencing foreign audiences from a variety of information sources. PSYOP Marines operate and maintain a variety of message dissemination equipment and operate as part of a larger effort or independently in small teams. Interpersonal skills, effective communication, interest in foreign cultures, and the ability to critically analyze and organize information are required.
Marines interested in the opportunity to lateral move to the PSYOP PMOS (0521) may contact the Occupational Field via the form below. For additional information on prerequisites and requirements please see MARADMIN 499/21