Military Jeffrey Curley PD8
Duties Participate in combat operations Operate , maintain , and repair equipment Serve as technicians and specialists in a variety of fields Serve as front-line supervisors of Junior enlisted personnel
Work Environment The work times for most of the army is full time
How to Become One You would Be a high school graduate or you must have your GED There are no licenses you need to join the military Mental preparedness. Armed Forces members must be mentally stable and able to withstand stressful situations that can occur during military operations. Physical fitness. Military members must be physically fit to participate in or support combat missions that may be difficult or dangerous. Readiness. Members of the Armed Forces must be ready and able to report for military assignments on short notice. Entry requirements for each service vary, but certain qualifications for enlistment are common to all branches. The following are typical enlistment requirements:, At least 17 years of age U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status, Never convicted of a felony , Able to pass a drug test Applicants who are 17 years old must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian before entering the service. For active service in the Army, the maximum age is 42; for the Navy, 34; for the Marine Corps, 29; and for the Air Force and Coast Guard, 27. All applicants must meet certain minimum physical standards for height, weight, vision, and overall health. Officers must meet different age and physical standards, depending on their branch of service. Women are eligible to enter most military specialties; for example, they may become mechanics, missile maintenance technicians, heavy equipment operators, and fighter pilots, or they may enter into medical care, administrative support, and intelligence specialties. Generally, only occupations involving direct exposure to combat are excluded to women.
PAY Basic pay is based on rank and time in service. The pay structure for military personnel is shown in table 4. Pay bands are the same for all branches of service. Members of the Armed Forces receive additional pay for foreign duty, hazardous duty, submarine duty, flight duty, and for being medical officers. Retirement pay is generally available after 20 years of service. In addition to basic pay, members of the military are housed free of charge on base or receive allowances for housing, with higher allowances for those with dependents. The military and Department of Veterans Affairs offer many entitlements to those who serve. This includes the Montgomery GI Bill, which will pay for a portion of educational costs at accredited institutions; medical care at military or VA hospitals; and guaranteed home loans. Pay chart http://www.bls.gov/ooh/military/military-careers.htm#tab-5
Job outlook Opportunities should be excellent for qualified individuals in all branches of the Armed Forces. The United States spends a significant portion of its overall budget on national defense. The number of active-duty personnel is expected to remain roughly constant through 2020. However, the drawdown from recent conflicts may lead to a decrease in the number of active-duty personnel. This should be balanced by the need to fill entry-level positions as members of the Armed Forces move up through the ranks, leave the service, or retire. The current goal of the Armed Forces is to maintain a force sufficient to fight and win two major regional conflicts at the same time. Political events, however, could lead to a significant restructuring.
Similar occupation The military employs people in many different occupational specialties, many of which are similar to civilian occupations.
Who to contact for more information? www.goarmy.com www.arng.army.mil/pages/Default.aspx www.marines.com/home www.ang.af.mil