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Human Resources Managers

Business Management & Administration

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Work Environment

Human resources managers work in office settings on land or aboard ships.

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  • Average Military Salary



HR managers administer personnel programs by developing and coordinating policies and programs that support service members. They develop plans for strength accounting and job assignment, performance evaluation and promotions, training, awards, equal opportunity, discipline, and discharge of personnel. They may also assist with programs such as drug and alcohol abuse and control, overseas duty support, family support, recreation, and physical fitness. HR managers may specialize in one function such as manpower or equal employment opportunity (EEO) support.

Military Training

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.

Human resources managers may have an education in management or personnel administration. Job training for human resources managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include:

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in working closely with people
  • Interest in working with computers

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