Careers in this Job Family
Interpreters and Translators
International Affairs Officers
Foreign Affairs Specialists
International Relations, Linguistics, and Other Social Sciences
Photo 1: International relations officer meets with children. Photo 2: Officers meet with foreign diplomats.

Information about the military capabilities of foreign countries is vital to our national defense. Our leaders need to know the strengths and weaknesses of both friendly and unfriendly countries. Specialists in this career field require the application of foreign area expertise, political military awareness, foreign language proficiency, and professional military knowledge and experience with military activities having an economic, social, cultural, or political impact. They may serve as attach├ęs; security assistance officers; political military operations, plans, and policy officers; political military intelligence staff officers; liaison officers to foreign military organizations; and service school instructors. Occupations in this career field focus on conducting diplomacy and foreign policy in the interests of national security and interests.

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