Military Career - The Essentials

The early bird gets the worm and it’s never too early to start planning for your future. If a military career has crossed your mind, you’ll want to be prepared. Here are some things to think about.

Understand the types of job opportunities.

Some military occupations are specific to the Department of Defense, such as a fighter pilot or infantryman. There are also tons of military occupations that exist in the civilian workplace, like nursing and law. Enlisted service members have a variety of careers to enter, including those involving mechanical, transportation, journalism, medical, legal, personnel and office skills. Officers are typically managers who also serve in a variety of areas, including law and medicine.

Check out steps for success.

Find ways to advance in your military career, whether you’re enlisted or an officer, as early as boot camp and officer candidate school.

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Learn about re-enlisting and rising through the ranks.

Understand the re-enlistment process, the bonuses that come with re-enlistment, key military career decision points and ways to advance in your career.

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