Military Business Operations Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Business operations personnel utilize business knowledge to improve military operations. These analysts use evaluative methods to recommend changes to business processes in order to minimize waste and inefficiency. They assess various aspects of operations, such as inventory procurement, accounting systems, and management techniques. They develop and present detailed operational plans to Commanders for approval and implementation.

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Work Environment

Business operations specialists may work indoors in offices or outdoors, depending on their specialty area. Some specialists may spend a lot of time in field training exercises, where they work, eat, and sleep outdoors and in tents in all types of weather.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Business Operations Specialists in the Military

10,830

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Salary

Average Salary

$106,229

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 70%
  • Bachelor's degree 30%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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. Business operations specialists gain skills through classes and on-the-job experience. Training content may include: Logistics and operational support functionsUse of management information systemsDeployment managementOperations and tactics instructionMilitary tactics and strategyOperation of command, control, and communication systems

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Knowledge

  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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