What does a Military Officer do?

Military officers are leaders within the armed forces who manage operations alongside enlisted personnel. If they work as a warrant officer they are technical and tactical experts in specific areas of the armed forces. They plan, organize, and lead troops through activities during military operations and manage enlisted personnel.

Military officers work in management and are problem solvers. Instead of enlisting in the service, they are typically commissioned to their positions and serve indefinitely at the pleasure of the president of the United States. They also manage operating command vehicles including aircraft, ships, or armored vehicles and provide military personnel with specific services including medical, legal, or engineering skills. A commissioned officer enters the military with a four-year college degree or higher. When appropriate, enlisted service members can advance or transition to a position of officer during their military career.

What responsibilities are common for Military Officer jobs?
  • Communicate expectations and hold your team members accountable.
  • Responsible for managing business operations in assigned operational zones.
  • Provide coaching and direction to the team to achieve operational goals.
  • Adherence to published work schedules, meal breaks and timekeeping.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with carrier reps and general management.
  • Manage, plan and report on the status of all inventory owned by the business unit.
  • Communicate and behave in a way that promotes a unified team.
  • Play a key role in implementing projects and programs in the function.
  • Duties include installation, operation, adjustment, routine maintenance, inspection, test and repair of electrical equipment.
  • Role may include serving as a subject matter or technical/scientific resource.
  • Maintain an engaging work environment for our employees and the members we serve through effective coaching and critical conversations.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and accurately in order to ensure effective store operations across all of the zones.
  • Assist with freshman and transfer recruitment initiatives as necessary.
  • Arrange and attend two-year college fairs, monthly visits, and veteran's events.
What are the typical qualifications for Military Officer jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in computers or computer science or science Degree and equivalent experience.
  • Experience with C, HUMINT, PDF, and R Language software and processes.
  • A leader and problem solver.
  • Can demonstrate a positive attitude and confidence throughout exercises and drills.
  • Skilled at firing, tolerancing, persuasion, and renewal.
  • Fluent in communications systems, including UHF frequencies.
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Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Military Officer make?

$97,810 /yr
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US NavyUS Navy
Master At Arms Us Navy
Apr 30, 2021

“Pay is not the best and the chain of command can make your life amazing or terrible”

Authorized Officer
Jan 11, 2021

“Life balance can be easily maintained in UBS with occasional full throttle pressure situations which is understandable.”

HM Armed ForcesHM Armed Forces
Warrant Officer
Feb 11, 2020

“contributory pension package and the ability to build up civilian recognised qualifications during your career.”

US Marine CorpsUS Marine Corps
Marine Corps Officer
Jun 25, 2020

“work and home life don't always match: there are long hours and work always comes first.”

Citicorp Services IndiaCiticorp Services India
May 8, 2020

“Mangers egotist and vindictive.You cannot discuss with them about your career because they don't care.”

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Senior Officer
Mar 2, 2022

“They give lots of opportunities to build experience and let you grow your career in the direction you want.”

Orac Systems Engineering
SHE Officer
Apr 6, 2021

“Innovative organisation that's seeks to bring the best in the engineering sector especially conveyor maintenance”

Authorized Officer
Aug 18, 2020

“I don't see any cons as such in UBS such a great organization to work with”

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