Oklahoma’s military installations are vital to the nation – not only to train our soldiers but also to manufacture and repair the material used to equip our men and women in uniform. Beyond providing for our national security, the military installations in Oklahoma (Altus AFB, Fort Sill, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Tinker AFB, and Vance AFB) have a tremendous economic impact in the state.
Over 69,100 military personnel, federal civilian personnel and contractors are employed at Oklahoma’s military installations, these positions support an additional 64,700 jobs in Oklahoma’s economy for a total employment impact of more than 133,800 jobs in the state. Oklahoma’s military bases offer a wide variety of positions from engineering to manufacturing with varying levels of career requirements. Students interested in the many career pathways should use our resources below to begin building their ICAP plans.
Career Exploration Resources
Military career pathways are possible for all students regardless of their enlistment status. In fact, for some Oklahoma bases merely a fraction of their workforce includes active-duty service men and women. To view a career pathway for military professionals explore the links below: