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Recruiting Managers

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Work Environment

Recruiting managers usually work in offices.

  • Military Status


  • Average Military Salary



Recruiting managers perform and coordinate functions involved in the selection of new recruits in the Military. They are responsible for receiving, orienting, interviewing, and processing applicants for enlistment in the Armed Forces. They liaise with educators and other officials promoting the image of the Military and supporting military personnel procurement.

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.

Recruiting managers may have an education background in human resources. Job training for recruiting managers primarily consists of 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 speak effectively to large and small groups of people
  • Interest in working closely with people

Related Civilian Careers

  • Human Resources Specialists, Human Resources Managers