To assist in the advancement of someone’s life is the ultimate achievement. The U.S. Navy human resources community takes great pride in doing just that, helping fellow Sailors get answers to any questions concerning Navy procedures, occupations, education, job training, or career advancement. Your complete understanding of Navy opportunities and procedures, along with great people skills, may make the human resources specialty the place for you.
What Will You Do?
Whether you’re helping a Sailor fresh out of primary training find a job specialty or assisting a Master Chief with her retirement package, your knowledge will shape the paths of others. Bottom line, you will be helping someone, whether it’s at the career level, through day-to-day activities, or with one’s personal life. Some tasks carried out by this community might include:
- Provide counseling related to Navy occupations, opportunities for general education and job training, promotion, rights, and benefits
- Interview personnel for assignment recommendations
- Assist enlisted people and their families with special problems or personal hardships
- Establish and maintain liaison with the Navy Personnel Command
- Recruit the best and most qualified people into the Navy
- Provide counseling and career guidance for candidates
- Manage your duty station’s Career Information Program
Skills and Training
Human resources personnel are needed in almost any organization. And with over 380,000 Sailors and hundreds of job specialties, the Navy’s need for intelligent, helpful, detail-oriented people is high. Your training will consist of on-the-job training and formal Navy schooling.
This occupational specialty might also prepare you for future careers such as:
- Efficiency Engineer
- Office Manager
- Employment Counselor
- Human Resources
Earn College Credits
The skills you will learn in the human resources field translate to semester credit hours for a vocational certificate as well as a bachelor’s or associate’s degree. Program development training is also available during later stages of career development.
Companies and organizations list “people skills” as one of the most desirable characteristics in their employees. Human resources is a fundamental department in most businesses around the world today, and the people skills you develop in this career field are highly desirable to civilian employers. So, whenever you choose to leave the Navy, the training and job experience you’ll receive will translate directly to a career in the corporate world.