|Location||City Of Industry, California|
About this job
In any large community like the Navy, law enforcement and security are essential. Whether executing crime prevention programs or carrying out anti-terrorism measures, the Sailors working as the Navy’s military police are equipped to handle any situation. Provide security on ships, at bases and at military installations all around the world. Train to become a K9 dog handler and even protect and escort shipboard weapons in the armory. The call to serve and protect starts by defending our own.
The mission of the Navy Reserve is to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces, in times of peace or war. Navy Reserve Sailors seamlessly support and actively aid that mission, all while continuing to lead their own independent lives in the civilian world.
The law enforcement and security community provides a wide range of critical services to every part of the Navy. As a Master-at-Arms you may:
Conduct security operations in a variety of environments
Conduct force protection for designated assets and critical infrastructure
Provide layered defense in integrated security environment
Support homeland defense operations
Integrate with law enforcement and other services to conduct expeditionary operations
As an Enlisted Sailor working in law enforcement, you will have the chance to work in a number of environments. You may be assigned to the Security Department at a NOSC, a patrolman on a military installation, or mobilized to any number of assignments worldwide.
TRAINING AND ADVANCEMENT
Upon completion of the initial 7–9 week Recruit Training (known as Boot Camp), those pursuing a Law Enforcement & Security role will report to San Antonio, TX, where they will receive formal Navy technical training at “A” School for about 9 weeks. Here, they will learn antiterrorism techniques, armed sentry/post standing techniques, crime prevention, military and civil law, communications, first aid, firearms deployment and physical restraint techniques.
Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance.
It’s also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in security and law enforcement related fields in the civilian sector.
PAY AND BENEFITS
When you serve your country, you become a part of something truly important – and you deserve to be rewarded accordingly. Navy Reservists enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, from state-of-the-art training to extensive educational assistance, VA benefits and more.
In return for your service and dedication, the Navy Reserve provides you with the benefits to succeed in both your military and civilian lives:
Receive 4 days of basic pay for only 2 days worked (16 hours) each drill weekend
Opportunities to acquire new skills and sharpen existing ones, enhancing your civilian career
Tax-free, worldwide Navy Exchange and commissary privileges for you and your family
VA guaranteed home loans
Low-cost insurance options, including up to $400,000 in life insurance
Earn points toward retirement benefits every time you drill
Retirement after 20 qualifying years
Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy technical and operational training in the field of Law Enforcement & Security can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor’s or associate degree through the American Council on Education.
You may also continue your education through undergraduate degree opportunities like the Navy College Program, Tuition Assistance, Post-9/11 GI Bill, or Montgomery GI Bill for SELRES depending on what you qualify for.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
U.S. citizen eligible for security clearance
High school graduate or equivalent
17 years of age or older
Those seeking a Master-at-Arms position should be people-oriented, dedicated, resourceful and versatile. They should also possess physical strength, manual dexterity and be competent with tools and equipment. Citizenship requirements may vary.
ABOUT THE NAVY RESERVE
Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Masters-at-Arms in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.
For annual training, Masters-at-Arms may serve anywhere in the world—on ships or at bases and installations.
Most of what you do in the Navy Reserve is considered training. The basic Navy Reserve commitment involves training a minimum of one weekend a month (referred to as drilling) and two weeks a year (referred to as Annual Training) – or the equivalent of that.
- 17 years or older
- Legally authorized to work in the United States
- At least high school diploma or equivalent or higher