Roles in the Corps: Motor Transport (Motor T)

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My name in Corporal Jonathan Perez, United
States Marine Corps, Alpha Company, 19 Tanks. My job is a 3531 Motor Vehicle Operator. What I do is I bring supplies out to the field,
whether it be chow, water, ammunition, or fuel, I get it out to the Marines in order
to get the mission accomplished. Back home, I always used to work on trucks
and I always had a knack for motor vehicles. On a daily basis I make sure my 7-ton is at
the utmost readiness which means checking the POLs to make sure all the fluids are good,
making sure it’s ready to go out on a minute’s notice to go get the mission completed. When I’m not working on my truck, I’m training
inside a tank because that’s the unit I’m attached with right now. The Marines are the tip of the spear. We’re at the highest level of readiness. We’re ready to go out on a minute’s notice. If we’re told to pack up and go out, we’re
going to pack up and go out with speed and intensity, and we’re going to be the first
ones out there. The things that I do to prepare myself include
physical exercise, classes, cross-training, getting my gear ready, getting my vehicle
ready, making sure my Marines are taken care of, making sure their families are taken care
of. My combat mindset makes me ready, whether
it be Afghanistan or Iraq, I’m going to be ready and I’m going to do what I have to do. I joined the Marine Corps to do something
different because I wanted a challenge. I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted
to know for myself how far I could be pushed. You’re not just coming to work and doing a
job. It makes you feel like you have a purpose
in what you’re doing.


JeepNSubie97 · March 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

my occupational field is 1300/3500 as of right now. What vehicles would i be mostly working on besides humvees and 7 tons? How often will you be out with infantry and what are the chances of seeing combat?

JeepNSubie97 · March 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

My occupational field is 1300/3500 as of right now; I’m going to Parris Island around the end of august. What vehicles would I be working on besides humvee's and 7 tons? How often would I be out with infantry, and what are the chances of being in combat?

Greg Johnson · June 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

@thisisZomg joined for the experience. What makes working on trucks or infantry better than operating a truck. Every body has a job. Without drivers trucks don't roll.

TheRealTDawg · August 11, 2011 at 11:13 am

@kev3145 3500 refers to the job field(in this case, motor transport) and 3531 means his specific occupation. the 31 basically means operator… so 3531 = Motor Vehicle Operator

time_net · December 29, 2011 at 3:56 am

im a poolee and still dont have an mos yet but my recruiter said this is one of the ones i qualify for and just wanted to if any marines can tell me more about this mos…thanks

Jonny MIA · January 7, 2012 at 5:27 am

@LillWill94 This is a good MOS. I was Motor T…. ask if you have any specific questions…

GhostImpostor · February 27, 2012 at 3:30 am

@jmumsc85 Do you get to see combat as a motor transport operator?

Brittney Cissna · August 10, 2012 at 3:12 am


Jonny MIA · May 9, 2013 at 5:26 am

OMG I'm barely reading this a year later by chance!! I'm all like "Jmusmc85…thats me!!!" But of course, you can depending on your unit!!!

Austin Howell · November 8, 2013 at 10:58 pm

@Ricky Tisdale the same thing just happened to me. I wanted infantry or combat engineer but they were all filled up and I ended up landing this job. I am not to happy about this


Donaven Johnson · July 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm

one of the best moss's in my opinion

Blacky Chan · October 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

How old do u have to be for this job

King David · May 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm

No regrets…

Cole Rader · May 21, 2016 at 2:18 am

Im only 14 but i want to be in motor transport after i get my diesel mechanics degree

Ismael Valle · June 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm

do you only drive trucks in this mos? Or is there Humvees as well?

Cole Rader · July 19, 2016 at 12:19 am

R the trucks automatic or manual

M. C. · September 1, 2016 at 10:08 am

If I join motor T will I have free time to work out ?

G'S Hardwood · January 11, 2017 at 3:13 am

I'm a Poolee and my MOS is MT. would I every have time to go to school?

A soldier of God · January 22, 2019 at 3:21 am

Cool man i want ti be 0331 Marine Corps infantry machine gunner

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