Investigations Officers

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.

Work Environment

Investigations officers in the Military usually work in offices while planning and directing law enforcement and security activities. They may work outdoors while directing investigations, observing prisoners, and inspecting security systems.

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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.

  • 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

Investigations Officers in the Military

4,291

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Salary

Average Salary

$84,774

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Education

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 investigations 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:   Military lawLaw enforcement administrationManagement of security problemsInvestigation procedures and reportingCrime scene processingTestimonial evidenceProtective servicesCrisis/Hostage negotiations

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