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IT Managers

IT Managers

Military Status


Average Military Salary


Service Branches

  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Coast Guard


IT managers in the Military are responsible for developing, implementing and supporting both short- and long-term IT plans. They create and administer IT policies and procedures, and ensure the Military has the software and programs needed to complete its missions efficiently and effectively.

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Navy Information Professional Officer — IPO
Navy Information Professional Officer — IPO
Navy Information Professional Officer — IPO

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for IT managers primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Fiscal and contract management
  • Assessment of computer equipment needs
  • Computer systems development and project management

Work Environment

IT managers in the Military work in offices or at computer sites on military bases or aboard ships.

Helpful Attributes

  • Good organizational and management skills
  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in technical work

Related Civilian Careers

  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Management Analysts

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