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Internment/Resettlement Specialist (31E)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level


Internment/resettlement specialists are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility.

Job Duties

  • Supervision of confinement and detention operations
  • External security to facilities
  • Counseling/guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
  • Records of prisoners/internees and their programs


Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


Job training for an internment/resettlement specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Military laws and jurisdictions
  • Self-defense and use of firearms
  • Interpersonal communications skills
  • Search/restraint and custody/control procedures

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in law enforcement
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Remain calm under heavy duress

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Skilled Technical (ST) : 95

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.


Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.


Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at


  • LAPD
  • New York City Police Dept.
  • Louisville Metro Police
  • Clearwater PD
  • Alabama Department of Corrections
  • Las Vegas Metro Police Department
  • Kansas Highway Patrol
  • City of Chicago
  • Baltimore Police Department
  • Corpus Christi Police Department