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Military-Specific/Tactical Professors and Instructors

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Work Environment

Military-specific/tactical professors and instructors usually work in classrooms and lecture halls.

  • Military Status


  • Average Military Salary



Professors and instructors that focus on military-specific/tactical training may develop and conduct training related to nuclear weapons, military art and science, weapons and tactics, indoctrination, and naval science, to name a few. For example, weapons and tactics instructors train aviation personnel in the weapons systems that are employed in a total threat environment. This training is conducted in coordination with ground and other aviation units. Likewise, nuclear weapons instructors conduct classes, lectures, demonstrations, and seminars that deal with various kinds of nuclear weapons.

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. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

Military-specific/tactical professors and instructors are subject matter experts in their field. Job training for military-specific/tactical professors and instructors primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments, and through receiving advanced civilian/industry certifications and licenses (credentials), which may require additional education, training, or experience. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely
  • Interest in teaching
  • Preference for working closely with people
  • Military knowledge

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