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Military Recruiters


Military recruiters, sometimes known as recruiting specialists, provide information regarding service, training, and career opportunities to people interested in joining a branch of the military. They represent the military at job fairs and career programs, and with community and school groups. Their duties include interviewing, screening, testing, and counseling possible candidates. Recruiting managers direct recruiters, plan recruiting programs, and prepare reports for commanders that detail the progress of their recruiting programs. Opportunities are available in all five military branches. More than 1.3 million active duty personnel served in the armed forces as of May 2015 with 487,037 in the Army; 322,928 in the Navy; 307,845 in the Air Force; 183,787 in the Marine Corps; and 39,452 in the Coast Guard.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




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Military Recruiter

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