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Military – Job Summaries

Military – Job Summaries

Military Jobs and Careers

Members of the U.S. military service maintain the U.S. national defense. Although some service members work in occupations specific to the military, such as fighter pilots or infantrymen, many work in occupations that also exist in the civilian workplace, such as nurses, doctors, and lawyers. Members serve in the ArmyNavyAir ForceSpace ForceMarine Corps, or Coast Guard, or in the Reserve components of these branches, and in the Air National Guard and Army National Guard. (The Coast Guard, which is included in this profile, is part of the Department of Homeland Security.)

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2023).

Military (Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard)

Air Force Public Affairs Officer

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. Our rich history and our vision guide our Airmen as we pursue our mission with excellence and integrity to become leaders, innovators and warriors.

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Army Combat Medic Specialist

The Army is the largest military branch in the United States. Its job is to protect the country and its citizens.

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Coast Guard Avionics Electrical Technicians

Since 1790, the Coast Guard has safeguarded the American people and promoted national security, border security, and economic prosperity in a complex and evolving maritime environment. The Coast Guard saves those in peril and protects the Nation from all maritime threats.

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Intelligence Analyst


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Marine Corp Field Artillery

Marines are trained to improvise, adapt and overcome any obstacle in whatever situation they are needed. We are first to fight and determined to succeed.

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Military Chaplin (priest)

Religious program specialists assist chaplains with religious services, religious education programs, and related administrative duties.

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Military Service

The military distinguishes between enlisted and officer careers.

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Navy Intelligence Officer

To recruit, train, equip, and organize to deliver combat ready Naval forces to win conflicts and wars while maintaining security and deterrence through sustained forward presence.

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