Today's Military:

Information Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics Careers


The Military uses computers to store and process data on personnel, weather, communications, finances and many other areas, as well as to operate equipment during combat and peacetime maneuvers. Enlisted Information Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics personnel keep military computer networks running properly, ensuring the safety of sensitive data. As in the civilian world, this fast-growing field becomes increasingly important as more sophisticated technology is developed.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Install, configure and monitor networks, hardware and software
  • Collect, enter and process information using computers
  • Provide customer and network administration services
  • Determine and analyze computer systems requirements
  • Develop, test and debug computer programs
  • Provide system analysis and maintenance
  • Implement computer and network security procedures
  • Administer military websites

Helpful Attributes

Useful fields of study include computer science and mathematics. Helpful attributes include:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to understand and apply math concepts
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail

Training Provided

Job training consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Sample courses include:

  • Use of Computers and Peripheral Equipment
  • Computer Systems Concepts
  • Planning, Designing, and Testing Computer Systems
  • Program Structuring, Coding and Debugging
  • Use of Current Programming Languages
  • Computer Security Issues
  • Network Management
Information Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics Careers.

Possible Military Job Titles

  • Computer Systems Specialist
  • Information Systems Technician - View Profile
  • Intelligence/Communications Division Leading Chief - View Profile

Related Civilian Jobs

  • IT/Network Specialist
  • Software Developer

Related Career Fields

Information Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics – Officer
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Engineering and Scientific Research – Enlisted
Aviation – Enlisted
Medical and Clinical Technologists and Technicians – Enlisted

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