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Office and Administrative Managers

Business Management & Administration

Service Branches

Work Environment

Office and administrative managers normally work in offices on military bases or aboard ships.

  • Military Status


  • Average Military Salary



Office and administrative managers operate as general managers, directing functions like duty assignments, budgeting, and record keeping. They develop work methods and direct preparation of procedural manuals. Some specialize by functional area, such as facilities management and legal.

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.

Job training for office and administrative managers primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems quickly
  • Ability to coordinate several activities at once
  • Ability to work effectively with people
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational and management skills
  • Strong communication skills

Related Civilian Careers

  • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers, Editors, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, Business Operations Specialists, All Other, Postmasters and Mail Superintendents, Lodging Managers, Administrative Services Managers, General and Operations Managers