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Communications ManagersArts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Communications managers usually work in communications centers on land or aboard ships.
Average Military Salary
Communication managers plan, build, secure, operate, and defend communications networks. They oversee the development and maintenance of policies and plans that are essential to operational success.
Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Like other officers, communications managers complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Additional training consists of classroom and field training. Job-specific training content may include:
- Communications theory and security
- Communications-electronics management and maintenance
- Satellite and signals communications
- Electronic principles, technologies, and systems
- Tactical combat communications systems
- Computer systems
- Interest in planning and directing the work of others
- Interest in technical work
- Interest in working with computers, radios, and electronic equipment
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