Today's Military:

Information Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics Careers


The Military uses computers in almost every aspect of its operations. Information Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics officers use computers to process payroll and personnel information, control the targeting and firing of weapons systems, account for money, gather and analyze intelligence data and make it easier to communicate around the world. These officers direct the operations of computer centers and are involved in the planning and development of computer systems and management of staff. Servicemembers in this career field make use of the latest technology and keep up with new advances to stay a step ahead.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Assess information technology needs and develop plans and budgets
  • Evaluate bids and contracts for information technology products and services
  • Plan and manage computer and network system security programs
  • Translate mission requirements into computer system requirements
  • Lead the design, development, testing and maintenance of computer software
  • Plan and oversee the installation of new systems and equipment
  • Direct teams of computer systems specialists

Helpful Attributes

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

  • Good organizational and management skills
  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in technical work

Training Provided

Job training consists of classroom instruction. Sample courses include:

  • Fiscal and Contract Management
  • Assessment of Computer Equipment Needs
  • Computer Systems Development and Project Management
  • Use of Current Programming Languages
Information Technology, Computer Science and Mathematics Careers.

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