MASTER AT ARMS
Company: US Navy Reserve
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: September 21, 2023
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
The law enforcement and security community provides a wide range of
critical services to every part of the Navy. As a Master-at-Arms
- Conduct security operations in a variety of
- Conduct force protection for designated assets and critical
- Provide layered defense in integrated security
- Support homeland defense operations
- Integrate with law enforcement and other services to conduct
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
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
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
- 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
- Educational assistance
- 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
- Travel opportunities
- Earn points toward retirement benefits every time you
- 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.
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