Chief Executives

organization business policy enterprising service operation problem budget information organizational policy

CEO (Chief Executive Officer), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), President

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Commander; Commander, Bomber; Commander, General; Commander, Special Operations; Education And Training; Education And Training Superintendent; General Officer; Health Services Management Craftsman; Health Services Management Journeyman; Operations Commander
Acquisition; Aviation Combined Arms Operations; Civil Affairs Officer Special Operations; Cyber Officer Designated; Financial Manager; Health Services Materiel; Intelligence Officer; Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD); Research and Engineering; Special Forces
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Colonel, Ground; Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer/Unmanned Aircraft System Officer; General Officer
CWO - Boatswain, Aviation; CWO - Boatswain, Surface; Command Master Chief; Command Senior Chief; LDO - Deck, Aviation; LDO - Deck, Surface; RL - Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering; RL - Special Duty Officer - Strategic Sealift Officer (SSO); URL - Submarine Warfare; URL - Surface Warfare
Commander; Commander, ABM; Commander, Airlift; Commander, C2ISREW; Commander, Fighter; Commander, Helicopter or EWO; Commander, RPA; Commander, Special Operations; Commander, Trainer; General Officer
What they do:
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
On the job, you would:
  • Direct or coordinate an organization's financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
  • Confer with board members, organization officials, or staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, or resolve problems.
  • Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding or implementation of programs.



  • management
  • human resources (HR)

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it



  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP software Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Mentimeter
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Accounting software

  • Intuit QuickBooks Hot Technology
  • Sage 50 Accounting


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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