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.  

Work Environment

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

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

International and Civil Affairs Specialists in the Military

8,444

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Salary

Average Salary

$66,557

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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. 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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