A military career is an excellent foundation for a future career in law enforcement. The United States Military offers numerous options to build a foundation in investigative work and law.
The United States Military has many avenues to training and experience in investigative work. An investigative specialist may conduct or supervise investigations of criminal activities, suspected treason, espionage and terrorism. Investigative specialists conduct interviews with suspects, witnesses or persons of interest, collect evidence, analyze evidence, write reports and provide forensic laboratory support.
If you already have a law degree from an accredited university and have passed the bar to practice law, you may be eligible for a military career as a military attorney or with the Judge Advocate General (JAG). Areas of legal specialization include criminal law, legal assistance, civil litigation, administrative law, labor law, international law, operational law, teaching, medical law and contract law. As a military attorney, you may provide services to soldiers by representing them in military legal proceedings, handle services in your area of legal specialization or offer legal advice.
Post Military Careers
Whether you decide to have a long term military career that lasts 20 years or decide to return to civilian life after completing your service agreement, a civilian career in law enforcement and legal representation is often substantially enhanced with a military record. Many municipal and governmental agencies look favorably upon applicants with military experience, because they recognize and value the training, discipline and decision making skills that go into a military career. Post military career options may include police work, special agent designations in the FBI or CIA and secret service appointments.