One quick way to help at least some of the closed MOS's is quit allowing NCO's to lat move into an MOS that spends at least 6 months closed for that rank.
Dude, the math doesn't add up:
-If cutting scores are locked, there are already enough or too many Marines of that rank in that MOS in the Marine Corps.
-If there are already enough, or too many of that rank, HQMC will not approve a latmove to that MOS.
---Perhaps you have seen shit that I haven't, but that doesn't make sense to me (remember, I'm a crusty old fuck)
I agree with the rest. I had a box kicker Cpl lat move to the grunts as a 41. Privates were running circles around this clown on the mortar. I had to shitcan the kid. I had a MP Sergeant lat move (same platoon, 81s) and that cat turned out great.
Then again, I don't think I've ever seen 0311, 0331, 0341, or 0352 locked out. 0351's... Fuck, entirely different story.