HR managers administer personnel programs by developing and coordinating policies and programs that support service members. They develop plans for strength accounting and job assignment, performance evaluation and promotions, training, awards, equal opportunity, discipline, and discharge of personnel. They may also assist with programs such as drug and alcohol abuse and control, overseas duty support, family support, recreation, and physical fitness. HR managers may specialize in one function such as manpower or equal employment opportunity (EEO) support.Explore this career outside the military
Human resources managers work in office settings on land or aboard ships.
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Human Resources Managers in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
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. Human resources managers may have an education in management or personnel administration. Job training for human resources managers primarily consists of 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: Military personnel policies and objectivesAutomated personnel systemsCareer development programsEqual opportunity policiesManagement and organizational conceptsPerformance evaluation and promotion policies and proceduresManpower and staffing guidelinesRead More
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