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Military Data Analysts

Military Career

General Information


Military data analysts conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to support a wide variety of military activities, including acquisition, combat operations, system development, logistics, and force design. They use scientific and mathematical methods to collect, record, store, and analyze data. Data analysts may utilize artificial intelligence methods and/or apply algorithms to solve complex problems, conduct risk analyses, and run combat simulations.

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Work Environment

Data analysts normally work in offices or computer sites. They may work outdoors while performing field studies or overseeing the installation of equipment and systems. 

Comparable Industries

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
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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

Data Analysts in the Military


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Salary Information

Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location. Learn more about Military benefits.

$40,102 - $294,189

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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. Learn more about becoming an officer here . Like other officers, data analysts 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: Management engineering, internal review, and analysis techniquesOperations research methodologies Data analysis, statistics, and probabilityCost analysis, mathematical modeling, linear statistical modeling, simulation, and decision analysisSystems analysis proceduresOrganizational planning

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