B640:Master at Arns

The Master at Arms' rating is the Navy's military police force. Master-at-Arms make sure the Navy's regulations are enforced. They provide the United States Navy with security specialists who perform force protection, anti-terrorism, physical security, and law enforcement duties on land and at sea. All training and experience can directly transfer to homeland security or other government and civilian law enforcement agencies.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat

Military Duties:

Master-at-Arms provide waterborne and land security, aircraft and flight line security, strategic weapons and cargo security, maritime security and platform protection. They conduct customs operations, corrections operations, detainee operations, and protective service operations. MAs perform force protection, physical security and law enforcement, and organize and train personnel in force protection, physical security, law enforcement, and weapons proficiency. They develop plans for physical security and force protection enhancement of Navy bases, installations, property, and personnel, and assist commands in conducting terrorist threat analysis and implementing defensive measures.

Military Duties Translated:

Protects citizens by preventing crime, enforcing laws, apprehending suspects, and monitoring traffic. Prevents crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; teaching preventive, protective, and defensive tactics; mediating disputes; patrolling assigned area; responding to notices of disturbances; conducting searches; observing suspicious activities; and detaining suspects. Apprehends suspects by responding to complaints and calls for help, observing violations, and making arrests. Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and interrogating suspects.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Police Officer