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Military Weapon Repair Officers

Military Career

General Information


Weapon repair and maintenance officers manage the activities and personnel engaged in the maintenance and repair of the Military’s weapons, from small arms to nuclear missiles, and their associated equipment. They oversee inspections, inventory, check-out procedures, and shop operations. These officers must have expert knowledge in the design, operation, and safe shipment and employment of military weapons.

Work Environment

Weapon repair and maintenance officers usually work on bases or ships. Due to the need to keep forces supplied with weapons and munitions, weapon repair and maintenance officers may spend time outdoors in all types of weather.

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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

Weapon Repair Officers 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.

$22,740 - $249,189

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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.  Job training for weapon repair and maintenance officers primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments.  Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.  Job-specific training content may include:   Ordnance transportation, handling, and storageMaintenance and repair of weapons systems and ordnanceArming/disarming techniquesBasic electronics/electricity fundamentalsHazards and identification of United States and foreign munitions

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