6800 meteorology and oceanography
The Marine Corps Basic Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Marine 6800 MOS is an enlisted position. METOC Marines investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data to prepare reports and forecasts. They analyze climate data sets using techniques such as geophysical fluid dynamics, data assimilation, or numerical modeling.
METOC Marines train personnel on environmental characterization and effects in relation to aviation operations. They also train on atmospheric physics, atmospheric dynamics, collection of data and weather observations, weather forecasting, and job performance at the fleet.
METOC forecasters go through a rigorous 9 to 12 months of training at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.