Military service remains a current and sometimes controversial topic, with U.S. Armed Forces remaining in action overseas and with news media covering recruitment statistics, length of duty tours, and other high-profile issues related to the military.
Career Opportunities in the Armed
Forces, Second Edition is a complete, up-to-date guide for those wondering if a career in the armed forces is right for them. Profiled here are more than 70 jobs from all branches of the service, with emphasis not only on the career opportunities available in the military, but also on how military experience can be applied to a career in the civilian world.
Career profiles include:
- Aerospace engineer
- Air traffic controller
- Aircraft mechanic
- Building electrician
- Computer systems specialist
- Construction specialist
- International relations officer
- Interpreter and translator
- Recruiting manager
- Special operations officer.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography.
About the Author(s)
C.J. Henderson has written for numerous magazines and newspapers. His previous books include Facts On File's The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies as well as a number of mystery and science fiction novels. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a senior editor for Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jack Dolphin is a longtime technical writer and researcher. Along with scripting documentaries and advertising films, he has written corporate communications pieces for such companies as Canon, Pfizer, UPS, and Symbol Technologies. For Facts On File, he has written career profiles for the Ferguson's Career Guidance Center database. He lives in Franklin Square, New York.
Pamela Fehl worked as a
writer, director, and manager at the New York chapter of the Graphic Artists
Guild. Born, raised, and still residing in New York City, she has written and
conducted research on a freelance basis for various media and associations, including World Book Encyclopedia, WNYC Radio, the New York Zoological Society, and
the New York Society of Association Executives.
Foreword author Robert Davenport holds an M.F.A. in screenwriting from UCLA, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a law degree from St. John's Law School. He is a member of the bar in both California and New York, a graduate from the Army Command and General Staff College, and attended both Air War College and Army War College. He has earned the wings of a naval flight officer and has served with honor in the army, navy, and air force. Davenport was recently recommended by the president for promotion to army colonel. He lives in Los Angeles, California.