Regional affairs officers are officers who have extensive in-country experience in a designated region, but lack proficiency in a regional foreign language, at the minimum level of 2 on the DLPT, and therefore do not qualify as a foreign area officer. This MOS will only be assigned as a skill designator MOS. It will be assigned and voided only by the authority of HQMC. This MOS will be automatically voided on assignment of the foreign area officer skill designator MOS for the designated region.
Uses the knowledge of military forces, culture, history, sociology, economics, politics, and geography of selected areas of the world to perform duties as directed. Performs in FMF/joint/combined staffs in operations, planning, and intelligence billets.