With the operations that are continuing in Afghanistan and Iraq, one of the more important and more visible careers in the Army is the Internment and Resettlement Specialist. These soldiers are tasked with the humane and effective management of those persons that are taken into custody. Sometimes their status is up for grabs, and they are treated with firm kindness and taken as prisoners until various government and legal members agree upon their status and situation involved. The Army is the primary service member involved in dealing with Interment and Resettlement operations, especially in Iraq.
Specialists in the Army who work in the Internment and Resettlement Operations deal with day-to-day operations in corrections and confinement facilities. Internment and Resettlement specialists work to provide security, welfare, health, rehabilitative and other care for those people who are confined and kept confined by the coalition governments. Some of the responsibilities that a Internment and Resettlement specialist are involved in are providing external and internal security to corrections facilities, providing guidance and counseling to prisoners in their care in the confines of a rehabilitation type program, and to provide supervision, custody, escort and control to different levels of prisoners of both foreign and U.S. Military Prisoners. Day to day dealing with prisoners can be daunting, but the soldiers that work in the Internment and Resettlement specialty are highly trained to deal with all of the different situations that confront them. Soldiers in this specialty work to provide external and internal security to prisoners who are confined in detention facilities, along with the overall management and supervision of detention and confinement facilities.
Training for Resettlement and Internment specialist begins with Basic Combat Training for nine weeks to begin your Army enlistment. After 9 weeks of basic training you will progress to a training school called One Station Unit Training. This is a 19-week school involving simulated field and battle conditions as well as classroom training. You will learn skills in interpersonal communications, the use of firearms, restraint and search procedures, as well as level of force procedures. You will work to become proficient in skills including self-defense, close confinement operations, custody and control procedures, as well as jurisdictions and military laws. This is a good position to use for civilian employment after the Army with a prison, jail or other state or federal correctional institution.