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Security Specialists

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Work Environment

Security specialists in the military work both indoors and outdoors depending on their assignment. They may work outdoors while conducting investigations or patrolling facilities.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $46,387

Overview

Security specialists in the Military protect and defend. They conduct risk/vulnerability assessments, analyze crime, and recommend appropriate courses of action to eliminate conditions conducive to terrorism, espionage, sabotage, wrongful destruction, malicious damage, theft, and pilferage. Law enforcement specialists that focus on security require a breadth of knowledge in weapon systems, antiterrorism, law enforcement, defense, and combat arms.

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. Security specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Interest in law enforcement and crime prevention
  • Willingness to perform potentially dangerous work
  • Listening and communication skills

Related Civilian Careers

  • Security Guards, Police Patrol Officers