Military Protective Services Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

In the Military, protective services specialists perform, plan, coordinate, and execute protective service missions for personnel in high-risk and high-profile positions who are potential targets of terrorism. They are responsible for protective service tactics, anti-ambush operations, counter-surveillance operations, evasive driving techniques, and physical security.

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Work Environment

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

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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Military Status

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

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Education

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. Protective services 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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