Military Recruiters


Employment Prospects


More than 1.3 million active duty personnel served in the armed forces as of June 2019, with 468,783 in the Army; 330,949 in the Navy; 327,039 in the Air Force; 186,814 in the Marine Corps; and 41,250 in the Coast Guard.

Starting Out

Work as a military recruiter is not typically an entry-level job. Most recruiters enter the field after serving in the military for at least a few years.

Advancement Prospects

Most recruiters only stay in the field for a few years before moving on to positions in personnel or administration in the military or in private industry. Recruiters who decide to make a career of military recruiting may advance to supervise one or more recruiting offices or be assigned to senior management positions.

Tips for Entry

Visit https://www.military.com/join-armed-forces to learn how to join the military.

Read Futures Magazine (https://www.todaysmilitary.com/military-life/futures-magazine) to learn more about the military.

Visit https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Publicationsfor links to a variety of military publications.

Visit https://www.todaysmilitary.com to learn more about career paths in the military.