Military Community Services Officers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Community services officers administer programs and offerings that aim to support and enhance the well-being of service members and their families. They oversee official ceremonial programs and parades, as well as other diverse ceremonial functions and military honors initiatives. They direct the operations of recreational programs and facilities, clubs, and libraries. These officers also supply personal assistance to military personnel and their families during times of crisis, including providing funeral support when casualties occur.

Work Environment

They typically work indoors when planning and organizing events or maintaining facilities, or outdoors when conducting recreational activities.

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
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Community Services Officers in the Military

1,055

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Salary

Average Salary

$96,545

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 50%
  • Master's degree 23%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post-master's certificate 8%
  • High school 7%
  • Some college 2%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 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, community services officers complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Community services officers gain extensive experience in running programs that benefit military personnel. Formal training, when provided, may include the following topics: Contracting (for services and supplies)Facility/program operationsFinancial managementPersonnel managementEvent planning

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Psychology
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language

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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