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What Do You Know About Careers in the Military?

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Have you ever been curious about what military personnel do? Are you fascinated by their uniform or combat gear? And what about during national days when they march seamlessly at the commands of the head of the squad, do you wish you could join them? What about when they are sent to war-torn countries, risking their lives? Not so appealing I imagine. But here’s the thing, there are many careers in the military. Some are at the frontline while others are in the support services. For this reason, you should not fear. Let’s see how it works.

The military is the armed forces responsible for securing and defending a country from eternal threats either by land, sea or air. Careers in the military are divided into two main career pathways: servicemen also called enlisted personnel and military officers.

Servicemen typically work in military operations such as combat (battle), disaster relief or humanitarian work.  Have you ever heard of peacekeeping missions in war-torn countries?  This is a good example of humanitarian work done by the military. In such missions, they protect civilians from being attacked, or actively prevent conflict, or reduce violence. They also strengthen security and empower national authorities to assume these responsibilities.

Military officers on the other hand are professionals in various field such as education, law, accountancy, medicine, logistics and transportation, technical fields such as plumbing and woodwork, engineering, chaplaincy and many other fields. These officers, depending on their field of training,  plan, organize, and lead troops and activities in military operations. Others operate, command or maintain equipment and tools such as aircraft, ships, or armoured vehicles. While others provide medical, legal, engineering, and other services to military personnel.

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