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The Military Career Pathway is part of the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster, focused on planning and performing government functions at the local, state and federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations.

There are full time (active duty) and part time (reserve, National Guard) career opportunities in the military.

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The National Career Clusters® Framework provides 16 groupings (clusters) of occupations based on similar skill sets, interests, abilities, and activities. The clusters contain sub-groupings called Career Pathways. These pathways are used by many school systems to develop curriculum to enhance the knowledge and skills required for a particular career field.

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Learn from professionals who followed this career pathway in videos from RoadTrip Nation.

Maj. Gen. Linda Singh
Maryland Military Department Adjutant General

Maj. Cynthia McKenna
United States Air Force C-130J Pilot 

Paul Kennedy
U.S. Army Medical Command Chief Technology Officer