Military Investigations Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Investigations specialists are primarily responsible for investigating any criminal allegations and offenses that threaten the safety of military personnel, property, resources, or facilities. Specialties may include narcotics, economic crimes, cyber crimes, armed robbery, and death, among others.

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Work Environment

Investigative 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

Investigations Specialists in the Military

1,714

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Salary

Average Salary

$95,723

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 72%
  • Master's degree 12%
  • Post baccalaureate 8%
  • Some college 4%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 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. Investigative 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 prevention

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Knowledge

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Economics and Accounting
  • 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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