Security Forces; Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms; Security Forces Helper; Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler; Security Forces Journeyman, Military Working Dog Handler; Security Forces Superintendent; Special Reconnaissance Craftsman; Special Reconnaissance Journeyman; Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice; Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper
CID Special Agent; Cavalry Scout; Combat Engineer; Combat Medic Specialist; Indirect Fire Infantryman; Intelligence Analyst; Military Police; Senior Military Police Sergeant; Special Forces Weapons Sergeant; Unit Supply Specialist
Antitank Missile Gunner; Basic Military Police and Corrections Marine; Critical Skills Operator; Infantry Unit Leader; Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Unit Leader; Machine Gunner; Military Police Investigator; Military Working Dog Handler; Operations Chief; Rifleman
Afloat Security Specialist; Camp/Convoy Security Specialist; Dog Handler; Expeditionary Security Specialist; Harbor Security Patrol Leader; Kennel Master; Law Enforcement and Security Officer, Staff; Naval Criminal Investigative Service Operations Specialist; Nuclear Weapons Security Specialist (NWSS); Protective Service Specialist
Security Forces; Security Forces Apprentice; Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms; Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler; Security Forces Craftsman; Security Forces Helper; Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms; Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler; Security Forces Journeyman; Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms
What they do:
Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.
On the job, you would:
Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
Safety and Government
law and government
public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
talking to others
understanding people's reactions
changing what is done based on other people's actions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
see hidden patterns
quickly know what you are looking at
use your lower back and stomach
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Graphics or photo imaging software
Computer aided composite drawing software
Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or certificate after high school usually needed