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International and Civil Affairs Specialists


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Work Environment

International and civil affairs specialists work mainly in offices of U.S. embassies and missions located overseas.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $24,931 - $294,189


International and civil affairs specialists perform various duties incident to the planning, coordination, and conduct of civil-military operations. They support the operation of civil affairs planning and coordination centers. They also perform civil-military assessments of their assigned operational area and coordinate with a wide variety of civilian populations, organizations, and agencies.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field and covers tactical and survival skills physical training military life and customs and weapons training. International and civil affairs specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Foreign language training
  • International or regional awareness training
  • Negotiation skills
  • Intensive language immersion
  • In-country training

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in living and working in a foreign country
  • Interest in working closely with people
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely

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