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 near United States?

$113,374 /yr
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“Met some of the best colleagues here who are super lovely and make working there manageable.”

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“We got free coffee all the time and espresso we worked and it was good.”

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“Global travel opportunities with your best friends and the possibility of encountering extreme hazards along the way.”

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“This provides the best environment for work and I love the way they treat to complete my work so.”

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Jun 7, 2023

“Providing opportunities to live all over the world and make some of the best friends you'll ever have.”

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Jun 6, 2023

“There is no question of work life balance because there is only work and no life.”

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Mar 2, 2022

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

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Apr 6, 2021

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

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