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Investigations 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 specialists are primarily responsible for investigating any criminal allegations and offenses that threaten the safety of military personnel, property, resources, or facilities. Specialties may include narcotics, economic crimes, cyber crimes, armed robbery, and death, among others.
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:
- Military/civil laws and jurisdiction
- Investigation and evidence collection procedures and techniques
- Arrest and physical restraint techniques
- Self-defense and use of firearms
- Crime scene processing
- Interpersonal communications skills
- Search/restraint and custody/control procedures
- Crime prevention
- 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
- Police Identification and Records Officers
- Supervisors of Police and Detectives