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There are currently 1,751 open jobs at U.S. Department of Defense. The average salary at U.S. Department of Defense (based on 1,662 user-submitted salaries) is $58K. A total of 165 U.S. Department of Defense employees gave the company an average salary satisfaction rating of 3.9 out of 5.

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The President of the United States of America is the Commander-in-Chief of the Department of Defense with the Secretary of Defense as the vested statutory authority. The Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff is a part of this operational chain of command, which then gives the Combatant Commanders the authority to carry out orders.


Originally designated the National Military Establishment, the name was changed to the United States Department of Defense on August 10, 1949 under President Harry S. Truman. At that time the Secretary of Defense was given authority over three branches of the military: Army, Navy and Air Force. The Department includes Army, Navy, Air Force as well as the Marine Corps and the non-combat departments of the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency including NORAD.


The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense is located in Arlington County, Virginia in The Pentagon which is protected by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. The Armed Forces of America can be found working in most parts of the world on land as well as at sea.


The United States Department of Defense careers are geared towards equipping and servicing the armed forces of America in order to carry out peace-time as well as war-time activities in defense and security of her borders and in overseas combat to ensure national security as directed by the Commander-in-Chief, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staffs.


When working the Department of Defense thousands of positions are available anywhere in the world. Employees are skilled service as well as graduate level.


The United States Department of Defense benefits include all medical expenses, health care, dental care, housing allowances, life insurance, lowered car insurance, access to its Credit Union supplying low loan rates and tuition assistance. The health benefits cover the employee’s entire family.


The United States DoD culture owes a great deal to the loyalty and spirit of its combatant and non-combatant forces. The overall satisfaction when working at the United States Department of Defense ranks higher than most non-military companies. The growth opportunities are excellent. The benefits are of the highest caliber. Employees can move up in rank or in pay grade by utilizing educational and testing opportunities. Senior management is considered outstanding in comparison to other careers. Job security is considered exceptional by its personnel with balance in their work and home life acceptable.

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