Training and Education Directors

Training and Education Directors

The military places great importance on training to prepare service men and women for their military careers. Programs include training in technical skills, physical fitness, academic subjects, and leadership development.

Training and education directors plan, develop, and manage education and training programs for military personnel.

What They Do:

Training and education directors in the military perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan and direct instructional programs for military personnel
  • Develop training and educational policies and objectives
  • Develop new training courses and evaluate new teaching methods
  • Review and approve course material and training outlines prepared by instructors
  • Assign duties to instructors, curriculum planners, and training aids specialists
  • Train instructors in course subject matter
  • Coordinate training for military personnel at civilian schools or through correspondence courses
  • Evaluate the progress of students and instructors

Work Environment:

Education and training directors work in offices and classroom training facilities. Those directing physical training work in gyms or outdoor settings.

Training Provided:

No initial job training is provided to officers in this occupation.

Civilian Counterparts:

Civilian training and education directors work in schools, colleges, universities, vocational and technical schools, and training departments in business and industry. They perform duties similar to those performed by military training and education directors. They may also be called education administrators, educational program directors, and vocational training directors.