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MOS Occ Field 59: Command and Control (C2) Electronics Maintenance


MOS Occ Field 59: Command and Control (C2) Electronics Maintenance

Photo Credit: Official USMC Photo, 2/14/2011 by Lance Cpl. Miranda Blackburn

For Marines and family members with a MOS in Occupational Field 59: Command and Control (C2) Electronics Maintenance, on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.

Members: 50
Latest Activity: Feb 4

Welcome to the OccFld 59 Group!

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri). If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

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Discussion Forum

twentynine palms

Started by Ana-Marguerite. Last reply by Trigirl53 Feb 1. 60 Replies

job listings under this MOS?

Started by Codemans mom. Last reply by mamabear (Rebecca) Nov 3, 2014. 4 Replies

MAT frustration

Started by Memorial46. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jul 13, 2013. 2 Replies


Started by NewMarineMom Chris May 8, 2012. 0 Replies

5900A Pensacola

Started by Lori_mom. Last reply by NewMarineMom Chris Apr 22, 2012. 4 Replies

MOS BA 5900

Started by karinms. Last reply by NewMarineMom Chris Apr 21, 2012. 1 Reply

Mailing Address

Started by DevilDogsWife. Last reply by DevilDogsWife Aug 2, 2011. 4 Replies

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Comment by Trigirl53 on January 6, 2017 at 7:41am
Good morning, all!
My son just arrived at 29P two nights ago and from his texts to me, he sounds pretty excited to be there (even with the possible "back-up") and not only has "reconnected" with some MCT pals, he's made some new friends ...maybe your sons and daughters? ;)
I also would like to send out a couple of shout-outs....
First to our Keri, who has been with us "Newbies" since Day-1. Thankyou,Thankyou!
Next, I have to say thanks to all USO personnel....they were a "Godsend" from Raleigh to LA ( particularly there, as there was a long wait for the bus to pick them up and deliver to 29P)
And...a huge thanks TO the folks at 29P for arranging that bus, as there were alot of "unknowns" (and likely costly cab fares) out there.
....I'd love to hear from anyone else who has a Marine may make California seem not quite so far ;)
Comment by 1973 Marine [Larry] on November 12, 2014 at 10:02am

Hi Rebecca - yes, in fact is is often *really* backed up and Marines have been known to spend several months in the Marines Awaiting Training (MAT) platoon before they get "picked-up" for Basic Electronics Course (BEC).

Comment by mamabear (Rebecca) on November 12, 2014 at 8:13am

Thank you Larry. One more question is MOS school at 29 Palms usually backed up a little like Pensacola?

Comment by 1973 Marine [Larry] on November 3, 2014 at 7:17am

Hi Rebecca - not quite *all* of them. If a Marine is bound for an Air Traffic Control repair MOS (5953 & 5954 to name two) they will head for Naval Air Station at Pensacola to train. 

Otherwise, most Marines who are bound for a 5900 electronics maintenance MOS *will* begin at 29 Palms. (Note that their MOS when they get to 29 is normally 28xx as the school curriculum is identical for both in the beginning.)

Hope this helps! 


Comment by mamabear (Rebecca) on November 3, 2014 at 7:10am

So all those in the 5900 field begin at 29 Palms?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on August 12, 2014 at 8:34pm
This is one of the longer MOS'. Your Marine will begin at 29 Palms the move to another location for additional training.

Reply by 1~ MFN Volunteer
"It is my understanding MOS 5900 is a stepped(my description not official USMC term) MOS. They begin in Twenty Nine Palms with a basic class then depending on their final MOS they could stay at Twenty Nine Palms or move to Pensacola, FL for their secondary school. Total training could well be a year."

Any vacation plans in the future? :) Best wishes when he does begin class.
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine Groups Moderator/mgr
VPP of Sgt. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn -- deployed
Comment by Jacob's Mum (Misty) on August 12, 2014 at 8:15pm

My son left for 29 Palms this morning after his MCT Graduation. His MOS is 5979.  He seemed excited when we said goodbye today.  Sure am going to miss him since he is all the way across the US and we're in Va.  Anyone have any idea how long the school is?  

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on June 19, 2014 at 11:05pm
For 59xx -- As far as I know, when your Marine completes a formal school (the basic electronics) then will he be assigned one of the MOS' in the electronics maintenance field.
Scroll down to Field 59 to see the specialties within this 59xx field.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on June 19, 2014 at 10:54pm
While most MOS schools issue unaccompanied orders (the Marine cannot live off base), there are a few schools where a Marine would have "accompanied" orders. Typically those are for schools that are very long, and even then it's not guaranteed. It is a command decision and varies from school to school and command to command. The only way to know for sure is for your Marine to check with his command after he reports to his MOS school.

This may be considered one of the longer MOS'. Is 29 Palms where your Marine is now?

You might want to read this too about living with your husband while at MOS school.
Reply by TigersGirl on May 23, 2013

You can look at the Marine supporters forums for For Wives, Fianceés and Girlfriends of Marines and also for Wives to see others going through this same experience.
The second link here (for wives and girlfriends) is the more active one and you may get some good advice from some of the wives in these groups.

Best wishes to you both! My thanks for your husband's service and best wishes through his MOS training.
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine Groups Moderator/mgr
VPP of Cpl. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by chas_ on June 18, 2014 at 6:15pm

My husband just left for MCT, and he knows that his MOS is electronic maintenance. I was just wondering if any other wives have recently went through this with their husband's and could answer a few questions for me? Did you get to move with him? When will he find out the rest of the number? All he knows now is 5900. Any other information you have would be great as well! Thank you so much.


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