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Internment/Resettlement Specialist (31E)

Legal and Law Enforcement Army MOS Information
  • Enlisted
  • Active Duty

Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to US military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; provide custody, control, supervision and security to internees within a detention/internment facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.

Some of your duties as an Internment/Resettlement Specialist may include:

  • Assisting with supervision and management of confinement and detention operations
  • Providing internal or external security to confinement/corrections facilities or detention/internment facilities
  • Providing custody, control, supervision and escort to all security levels of U.S. military prisoners or internees/detainees
  • Counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
  • Prepare or review reports and records of prisoners/internees and programs

Training:

Job training for a Internment/Resettlement Specialist requires 19 weeks, one day of One Station Unit Training (OSUT) which includes Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of the training is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn about:

  • Military laws and jurisdictions
  • Level of Force Procedures
  • Unarmed Self-Defense Techniques
  • Police Deviance and Ethics Procedures
  • Interpersonal Communications Skills
  • Close confinement operations
  • Search and restraint procedures
  • Use of firearms
  • Custody and control procedures

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • An ability to think and react quickly
  • An ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • An interest in law enforcement and crime prevention

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Internment/Resettlement (I/A) Specialists supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level I/R Specialist, you may be involved in:

  • Supervises and establishes all administrative, logistical and food support operations, confinement/correctional, custodial, treatment, and rehabilitative activities
  • Responsible for all personnel working in the confinement/correctional facility, including security, logistical, and administrative management of the prisoner/internee population
  • Conduct stand-alone operations, provide command and control, staff planning, administration and logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of an Enemy Prisoner of War/Civilian Internee (EPW/CI) camp, detainee internment facility
  • Conduct stand-alone operations, provide command and control, staff planning, administration and logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of a displaced civilian (DC) resettlement facility

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