The ASVAB Requirements for the Marine Corps


The ASVAB is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a multi-faceted test for members of the military. The Marine Corps takes scores on the ASVAB and breaks them down into line score groups. These line scores are separated into mechanical maintenance, electronics, clerical, general technical and skilled technical. Each of these categories are made up of scores in certain sub-tests of the ASVAB like mathematics knowledge and general science. However, these minimum line scores requirements can change.

Score of 80 to 85

  • You need to score at least an 80 to be eligible for certain Marine Corps jobs. A packaging specialist, mortarman, assaultman, machine gunner and rifleman are all jobs for those who score at least an 80. A motor vehicle operator, logistics vehicle system operator, hygiene equipment operator, fabric repair specialist all require at least a score of 85 on the ASVAB.

Score of 90 to 95

  • Some examples of jobs that you can get into with the Marine Cops with a score of at least 90 are a postal clerk, field wireman, electrician, traffic management specialist and a M1A1 tank crewman. A score of at least 95 is needed for jobs like a small arms repairer/technician, combat engineer, landing support specialist and a metal worker.

Score of 100 to 105

  • Jobs that require at least a 100 on the ASVAB include a unit level circuit switch operator, aviation supply clerk, aviation operations specialist, military police, combat photographer, correctional specialist, ammunition technician and a mobile multichannel equipment operator. Those with a score of 105 can get a job as a reconnaissance man, field artillery radar operator, machinist, Arabic cryptologic linguist, aviation radar repairer and an aviation ordinance technician.

Score of 110 to 115

  • Some of the Marine Corps jobs that require a score of at least 110 are an aerial navigator, small computer systems specialist, finance technician, fiscal/budget technician and a communication center operator. Jobs that require at least a 115 on the ASVAB include a telephone technician, electronic switching equipment technician, ground radio intermediate repairer and a counter mortar radar repairer.

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