Investigative SpecialistsLaw, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Investigative specialists in the military work both indoors and outdoors depending on their assignment. They may work outdoors while conducting investigations or patrolling facilities.
Average Military Salary
Investigations officers oversee operations involved in investigating any criminal allegations and offenses that threaten the safety of military personnel, property, resources, or facilities. Investigations officers or their staff examine the scene of an incident and collect and submit all relevant physical evidence (fingerprints, blood stains, suspected narcotics, castings, documents) to a crime laboratory. They study and evaluate the evidence to determine motives and responsible individuals, develop investigative plans, and prepare reports of investigations.
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. Investigative specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
- Interest in law enforcement and crime prevention
- Willingness to perform potentially dangerous work
- Listening and communication skills
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Related Civilian Careers
- Criminal Investigators and Special Agents