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.
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Learn how to become a Military Officer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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“contributory pension package and the ability to build up civilian recognised qualifications during your career.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a military officer
When working as a military officer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CPR First Aid, Tolerance, Confidence, Microsoft Office and Responses.
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The most common qualifications to become a military officer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.