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Veterans and Military Service Members
At UW-Stout we are inspired by your service to our country. Allow us to serve you.
Veterans and Military Service Members
At UW-Stout we are inspired by your service to our country. Allow us to serve you.
Veterans who are interested in pursuing careers that capitalizes on their military training should review this list of military careers that may provide a good start for UW-Stout majors.
Administrative Support Specialists
Record keeping of information; office support; prepare reports, official letters, and military forms.
Computer Systems Specialists
Install, maintain, problem solve computer programs; provide customer and user services.
Finance and Accounting Specialists
Maintain records of financial transactions; conduct audits of financial records; prepare statements, accounts, and reports.
Legal Specialists and Court Reporters
The military maintains it own legal system. Legal specialists and court reporters perform legal research and documentation of court cases and assist military judges and lawyers.
Assist military members with their career, training, and health information; maintain personnel records.
Process military and civilian mail.
Recruiters attract civilians to join the military. They are also charged with retaining active-duty military personnel.
Sales and Stock Specialists
Operate military stores, retail facilities, snack bars; responsible for record keeping and stock accounting.
Supply and Warehousing Specialists
Maintain inventory of equipment, supplies, food, weapons, parts, and a variety of other items; load and unload new stock; maintain logs and records on movement.
Training Specialists and Instructors
Train and instruct military personnel in the classroom and in the field on a wide variety of subject matters. For most of the branches the title "instructor" is a subsequent duty attached to the main MOS.
Air Crew Members
Operate a variety of equipment
on military aircraft, including communication, radar, and weapons
systems. In helicopters, air crew members may operate hoists to lift
equipment and personnel.
Air Traffic Controllers
Operate air traffic control systems and control towers; direct the takeoffs and landings of military airplanes and helicopters; monitor radar systems.
Aircraft Launch and Recovery Specialists
Navy aircraft carriers and Coast Guard cutters need specialists to control and assist in the launch and safe landing aboard ships.
Inspect aircraft, monitor fuel and electrical and key systems; supervise the loading of cargo, fuel, and passengers; conduct fuel consumption projections and assist the pilot in operation of the aircraft.
Flight Operations Specialists
Act as planners and coordinators for military flights; maintain records, logs; act as flight dispatchers.
Survival Equipment Specialists
Inspect, maintain, and repair survival equipment, such as parachutes and aircraft life support systems.
Artillery/Missile Crew Members/Field Artillery/Air Defense Artillery
Fire cannons, howitzers, missiles, and rockets; use specialized equipment to locate targets. Artillery is used to protect ground troops and sea forces from air attack.
Combat Engineers/Engineering Specialties
Build and construct roads, bridges, airfields, fortifications, and bunkers to move military equipment; lay and clear mine fields; assist infantrymen in combat operations.
The infantry is the backbone of the military. Infantry personnel are specially trained to destroy enemy ground forces, operate and fire a variety of weapons, parachute from transport planes, and conduct extended patrol missions.
Tank Crew Members
Drive state-of-the-art tanks in combat; operate weapons systems; support and defend ground infantry troops.
Install, repair, and maintain electrical systems for a wide variety of buildings, facilities and locations.
Construction Equipment Operators
Operate construction equipment to move earth and building material. Assist in the building of airfields, roads, buildings, and other projects.
Build structures, work with lumber, concrete, masonry, and other materials.
Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
Construct, maintain, and repair pipe systems for water, steam, gas, and waste.
Maintain and repair electrical systems on aircraft; replace or repair instruments.
Communications Equipment Repairers
Maintain, test, and repair communications systems.
Computer Equipment Repairers
Install, repair, and maintain computer equipment.
Radar and Sonar Equipment Repairers
Install, repair, and operate the sonar and radar equipment that are critical to the many missions of the military.
The electrical systems are critical to operating ships and submarines. Ship electricians install, repair, and maintain the systems. Some systems are nuclear.
Weapons Maintenance Technicians
Many of the military weapon systems require specialized technicians to maintain, repair, test, and adjust equipment.
Chemical Laboratory Technicians
Test and analyze fuels, oils, chemicals, and other materials for purity and durability.
Communications Equipment Operators
Utilize communications equipment to transmit, receive, encode, and decode messages.
Compressed Gas Technicians
Fill storage tanks; maintain a variety of compressed gases for use including breathing oxygen and fuels for missiles.
Install, maintain, update, and organize computer programs.
Emergency Management Specialists
Plan and maintain disaster operations; train military personnel and civilians on disaster preparedness.
Environmental Health and Safety Specialists
Inspect military facilities, work locations, housing areas, and food and water supplies for the presence of disease, germs, and hazardous materials.
Collect information on the weather using a variety of equipment and instruments for planning military operations.
Inspect metal parts for wear and damage on a variety of military aircraft, vehicles, and ships; take X rays of various sections for examination and documentation.
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare and Ordnance Specialists
Transport, store, inspect, prepare, and destroy weapons and ammunition, including large shells, missiles, chemicals, and nuclear devices; nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare.
Radar and Sonar Operators
Track aircraft, missiles; determine the position of ships and submarines; direct artillery fire; forecast the weather; aid navigation.
Radio Intelligence Operators
Monitor, intercept, and record radio signals from various sources in the field.
Space Operations Specialists
Monitor communications and transmit data to satellites and other space vehicles used for weather forecasting and collecting intelligence information.
Surveying, Mapping, and Drafting Technicians
Conduct land surveys, make terrain maps, and prepare plans and diagrams for the construction of a variety of projects to include airstrips, buildings, and docks.
Caseworkers and Counselors
Assist military personnel and their families with personal problems - drug, alcohol, depression, and emotional.
Religious Program Specialists
Military personnel come from all walks of life and religious backgrounds. Religious Program Specialists assist in providing services, education, and related duties.
Gather information from a
variety of sources, including aerial photographs, electronic
monitoring, and human observation; analyze and prepare detailed
Investigation (Law Enforcement)/Military Police
Investigate criminal conduct involving personnel and property within military jurisdictions. Conduct patrol, maintain law and order on military installations. In addition, they support battlefield activity by conducting prisoner-of-war activities.
Corrections Officers/Corrections Specialists
Supervise and maintain control of military prisoners in confinement facilities. Control and counsel military prisoners; manage correctional treatment programs.
Security specialists or military guards maintain security patrol or posts at installment or specific sensitive locations.
Inspect and repair helicopter, jet, and propeller engines, wings, landing gears, and a variety of parts.
Automotive and Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Maintain and repair a variety of vehicles to include trucks, jeeps, tanks, bulldozers, and other equipment.
Heating and Cooling Mechanics
Install and repair furnaces, boilers, and air conditioners in military buildings and on airplanes and ships.
Machinists/Precision Equipment Repairers/Dental and Optical Laboratory Technicians
Make and repair metal parts for engines and equipment; operate lathes, drill presses, grinders, and other shop equipment. Keep precision instruments in good working order. Construct, repair, and align dental devices, such as dentures, braces, and optical devices (eyeglasses) for military personnel.
Marine Engine Mechanics
Repair, maintain, and install gasoline and diesel engines on boats, ships, and watercraft.
Welders and Metal Workers
Build and repair a variety of metal parts on vehicles, ships, tanks, aircraft, equipment, and buildings.
Audiovisual and Broadcast Technicians
military produces its own television shows and films for training,
documentation, and news reporting. These productions require the
expertise of technicians, much like their civilian counterparts.
Broadcast Journalists and Newswriters
The military provides numerous public and service publications, including magazines and newspapers. In addition, the military also produces and broadcasts news and information radio shows to a wide audience. Journalists serve as liaisons between the military and the public and media.
Graphic Designers and Illustrators
In connection with the numerous publications that the military provides, graphic designers and illustrators are needed to produce artwork, charts, posters, and other visual displays.
Interpreters and Translators
Perform the critical task of translating written and spoken foreign languages for intelligence analysis and other purposes. In addition, may also be asked to interrogate or interview a variety of people in a foreign language.
Photographs are used for a variety of purposes, including intelligence gathering, documentation of events, and news reporting. Photographic specialists need to be expert at using and maintaining a wide variety of photographic equipment.
Operate printing presses to produce military newspapers, magazines, and other publications.
Cardiopulmonary and EEG Technicians
Operate testing equipment to obtain a variety of diagnostic tests of the heart, lungs, blood, and brain.
Assist dentists in examining, treating, and performing surgery on patients; operate dental X-ray and other equipment.
Medical Care Technicians
Provide medical care to patients; assist doctors and nurses with treatment and prepare hospital and care facility rooms and equipment.
Medical Laboratory Technicians
Conduct clinical tests on body fluids, tissue, and blood that are necessary to diagnosis and identify diseases.
Assist optometrists in providing eye care to military members.
Assist pharmacists in issuing prescription drugs and treatments.
Physical and Occupational Therapy Specialists
Assist in administering treatments and exercises to patients disabled by injury or illness.
Radiologic (X-ray) Technicians
Operate X-ray equipment to detect illness or injury in patients.
Nuclear Power and Power Plant/Powerhouse Mechanics
Operate boilers, turbines, nuclear reactors, and portable generators on ships, submarines, bases, and in the field. Maintain, repair, and install generating equipment that provides electric power for bases, ships, and field stations.
Boatswain's Mates and Seamen
Boatswain's mates have been called the "jacks of all trades" in ship, submarine, and boat operation and maintenance. As the prime "deck force," they handle cargo, ropes, and lines, and seamanship tasks.
Specialized military personnel who work as scuba divers or deep-sea divers. Divers conduct repairs, construction, salvage, and military operations under the water.
Specialize in navigation of ships and boats. Bridge watch, vessel control, and steering are among the chief duties.
Special Operations Forces
SOF are elite combat units that operate with stealth, concealment, and surprise to accomplish their operations. SOF conduct search and destroy missions, clear underwater mine fields, and go behind enemy lines. They provide specialized air power for worldwide deployment and assignment to conduct unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, foreign internal defense, humanitarian assistance, psychological operations, personnel retrieval, and counternarcotics.
Military bases and ships need to maintain their own full-time fire protection. Like their civilian counterparts, military firefighters are responsible for protecting lives and property from fire.
Food Service Specialists (Cooks)
One of the key positions. The military needs to feed its personnel every day on bases, ships, submarines, and in remote stations. Cooks prepare meals for small groups up to thousands. They need to plan, order, prepare, and serve a variety of meals.
Load, pack, and secure cargo into a variety of modes of transportation, including trucks, planes, helicopters, and ships.
Petroleum Supply Specialists
Most military vehicles, aircraft, and ships operate on petroleum products. Specialists plan and handle the safe transfer, storage, and refueling operations.
The military operates its own rail service. Tanks' weapon systems, missiles, and nuclear mat6riel travel across the United States. Spur tracks and switching areas are located in several military bases. These positions are mostly in the Army Reserve.
Supervise and coordinate the movement of personnel and cargo.
Operate a variety of military vehicles to move personnel and equipment; must be able to plan routes and handle all kinds of driving conditions.