Military Corrections Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

The corrections specialty in military law enforcement primarily involves guarding and supervising confined personnel. Corrections specialists not only act as jailers, but also ensure law and order. They prevent and quell riots and disturbances, prevent and suppress crimes against military personnel, and maintain order at military installations. They monitor the health and welfare of confined personnel and may provide correctional counseling.

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Work Environment

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

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

Corrections Specialists in the Military

1,136

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Salary

Average Salary

$55,737

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 88%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Associate's degree 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 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.  Corrections specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Military/civil laws and jurisdictionInvestigation and evidence collection procedures and techniquesArrest and physical restraint techniquesSelf-defense and use of firearmsCrime scene processingInterpersonal communications skillsSearch/restraint and custody/control procedures Crime preventionTestimonial evidenceProtective servicesChild abuse preventionCrisis/hostage negotiations

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Knowledge

  • Public Safety and Security
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government
  • Computers and Electronics

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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