Military Communications Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Communication managers plan, build, secure, operate, and defend communications networks. They oversee the development and maintenance of policies and plans that are essential to operational success. They may supervise the encryption and decryption process and appropriate routing of sensitive communications.

Work Environment

Communications managers usually work in communications centers on land or aboard ships.

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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

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Communications Managers in the Military

13,973

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Salary

Average Salary

$84,832

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 52%
  • Post baccalaureate 22%
  • Associate's degree 12%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • Some college 2%
  • Master's degree 2%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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. Like other officers, communications managers complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Additional training consists of classroom and field training. Job-specific training content may include: Communications theory and securityCommunications-electronics management and maintenanceSatellite and signals communicationsElectronic principles, technologies, and systemsTactical combat communications systemsComputer systems

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Telecommunications
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