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US Department of Defense Interviews

Updated Jan 13, 2015
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Rucker, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Rucker, AL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview Details

    Applied in person, usually the jobs are online @USAjobs but for this post its in person. After 2 months received an email to set up an interview the following week. Formal interview with typical job related questions. The interviewer was very passionate about his job and made me even more excited about the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What does leadership mean to you. Why should I hire you. Why do you want to be a security guard. What do you think is the most important part of the job.What would you do in your down time on the job. Really there were no difficult questions.   View Answer
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America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies (#5),, 2012
Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1947
Type Government
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

No matter how you measure it, by aircraft, ships, or active-duty military personnel, the US Department of Defense (DoD) is big. Except for Social Security, the Department of Defense -- comprising the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reserves, and more than a dozen defense agencies -- is the largest component of US government spending. The 2012 budget for the Department of Defense is more than $670 billion, 18% of which will be used to fund the ongoing military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. The DoD maintains a force of about 1.4 million active duty... More

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