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Military-Specific/Tactical Training Specialists

Education & Training

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Work Environment

Military-specific/tactical training specialists in the Military work either indoors or outdoors, depending on the type of training they provide.

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Training specialists that focus on military-specific/tactical training may conduct training under conditions that closely approximate combat, such as Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) situations. They may be required to develop and conduct training related to aerospace and operational physiology, antiterrorism, weapons and tactics, or marksmanship, to name a few. For example, small arms marksmanship instructors conduct training in all phases of basic marksmanship, both ashore and afloat. This training includes firearms safety, mechanical training on small arms, instructional and qualification firing, basic range operations, and reporting.

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. Military-specific/tactical training specialists are subject matter experts in their field. Military-specific/tactical training specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Lesson planning
  • Instructional methods
  • Communications skills
  • Military policies and procedures

Helpful Attributes

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in counseling and promoting human relations
  • Interest in teaching
  • Military knowledge

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