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Military International and Civil Affairs Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

International and civil affairs specialists perform various duties incident to the planning, coordination, and conduct of civil-military operations. They support the operation of civil affairs planning and coordination centers. They also perform civil-military assessments of their assigned operational area and coordinate with a wide variety of civilian populations, organizations, and agencies.  

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Work Environment

International and civil affairs specialists work mainly in offices of U.S. embassies and missions located overseas.

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

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Military Status

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

Military Workforce

International and Civil Affairs Specialists in the Military

31,851

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Salary

Average Salary

$73,485

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 90%
  • Master's degree 9%
  • 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. International and civil affairs specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Foreign language trainingInternational or regional awareness trainingNegotiation skillsIntensive language immersionIn-country training

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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

Knowledge

  • Communications and Media
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • English Language
  • Administrative

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