MOS 31B—Military Police
Qualifications for initial award of MOS 31B, Military Police:
Physical Demands Rating: moderately heavy
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 91
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: Confidential
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 11 weeks, 1 day at Ft Leonardwood, Missouri
Military Police (MOS 31B) Description / Major Duties:
Military police supervise or provide support to the battle field by conducting maneuver and mobility support (MMS), area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, law and order operations on the battlefield and support to the peacetime Army community through security of critical Army resources, crime prevention programs and preservation of law and order.
Duties for MOS 31B at each skill level are:
MOSC 31B1O. Perform as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations.
MOSC 31B2O. Leads military police teams in support of battlefield operations and leads and supervises small sections in support of security and installation law and order operations.
MOSC 31B3O. Leads military police squads and sections, operates police desks, plans crime prevention measures, operates evidence room, and prepares operations plans and orders in military police detachments in support of both battlefield and installation law and order operations and security of resources and installations.
MOSC 31B4O. Leads military police platoons, large detachments and sections. Supervises and performs duties as Provost Sergeant and MP Operations NCO, prepares circulation or traffic control plans and operations orders in support of both battlefield and installation law and order operations and security of resources and installations.
MOSC 31B50. Performs 1SG duties or provides staff supervision, prepare plans, procedures and operational orders as provost sergeant, operations sergeant, intelligence NCO and security NCO in support of battlefield and installation law and order operations and security of resources and installations.
(1) Red / green color discrimination.
(2) Meets all requirements for Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) qualifications.
(3) Must possess a valid state motor vehicle operator license.
(4) No objection to performing security duties in the vicinity of nuclear or chemical munitions stored or staged for military use.
(5) No record of more than 15 days lost under section 972-10-USC.
(6) No information in Provost Marshal Office, Intelligence Office, Military Personnel Record Jacket (MPRJ) or medical records which would prevent the granting of a security clearance under AR 380-67.
(7) No record of pre-trial intervention or conviction by military or civil court of the following:
(a) Any offense involving force or violence.
(b) Any offense listed under AR 601-210, para 4-22 (misdemeanor), or similar offense not listed for which the maximum possible sentence exceeds 4 months of confinement.
(c) Two or more offenses within 5 years prior to the date of enlistment listed under AR 601-210, para 4-21 (minor non-traffic), or similar offense not listed for which the maximum possible sentence is less than 4 months confinement.
(d) Three or more minor traffic offenses as listed under AR 601-210, para 4-20 (minor traffic) during the 12 months period prior to entry on active duty (does not include traffic violations considered misdemeanor or felony by virtue of fine amount per AR 601-210.
(e) No pattern of behavior or actions that is reasonably indicative of a contemptuous attitude toward the law or other duly constituted authority.
(8) Minimum age of 18 at time of entrance on active duty.
(9) No record of possession or use of any narcotic or non-narcotic drug as defined by Article 134, UCMJ and AR 600-50. (Personnel entering active duty may be granted waiver at Military Entrance Processing Station by the AHRC Security Interviewer DoD policy on cannabis use.)
(10) No record of conviction by special or general courts-martial or civilian courts of offenses listed in AR 27-10 (Military Justice), chapter 24 or otherwise required to register as a sexual offender under AR 27-10, chapter 24.
(11) Formal training (completion of MOS 31B course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Military Police School) mandatory.
(12) All applicants for MOS 31B must be interviewed by AHRC Security Interviewer. Waivers will only be granted by DA G-1 (DAPE-MPA-RP). All Active Component service members reclassifying for MOS 31B must be interviewed by local Provost NCO (SFC or above) or Provost Marshal (CPT or above). PMO required to do local record check (NCIC or COPS (Centralized Operations Police Suite)) to ensure no disqualifying offenses as indicated above. All Reserve Component service members reclassifying for MOS 31B must be interviewed by a senior MP NCO (SFC or above) or MP officer (CPT or above) in the gaining MP unit as well as a local records check. In either case, written endorsement must accompany re-enlistment contract.
Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 31B:
H3—Physical Security Operations (skill level 2 and above).
Q9—Traffic Management and Collision Investigation.
V5—Military Police Investigation.
Z6—Military Working Dog (MWD) Handler.
Article Last Modified: February 20, 2011