The military operates retail stores for the convenience of service men and women. In some areas, particularly overseas, the goods and services offered at military stores, laundries, and barbershops are not otherwise available. Store managers direct the operation of retail service, food, and merchandise outlets.
What They Do:Store managers in the military perform some or all of the following duties:
Training Provided:Job training consists of classroom instruction. Training length varies depending on specialty. Course content typically includes:
Work Environment:Store managers work in retail stores or warehouses on land and aboard ships.
Civilian Counterparts:Civilian store managers may work in many kinds of retail businesses. Some manage grocery, department, discount, and other large stores. Others manage warehouses that receive, store, and issue merchandise and supplies for retail outlets. Civilian store managers perform duties similar to those performed in the military. They may also be called retail store managers and distribution warehouse managers.