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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I am thinking about a new Career as an Air Marshall.  Are there any out there that can share some pros and cons?

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I wouldnt mind hearing more about that career field from those who have done the job as well.  Ive known two cops who have done it, both were university campus LEOs who went to work for the program, both said it was too much travel for them.  I love travel.

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I agree I would like to hear more from the guys us do it. Whats traveling to much?

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Cons: Enclosed in a tin can with a bunch of people.


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There is a lot of travel and is hard if you are married.


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Flying coach everyday would torque my 6'5" frame.

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Spent 5 years as a Air Marshal out of Vegas office ask away!!

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was it worth it? what did you enjoy the most and least? How come your not longer doing it?

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5 yrs living out of a suitcase, constant traveling, I can see how it would be hard for married individual. It would be a great for a single person, but if the scheduling is anything like when I worked for the railroad it would suck. Crazy schedules, delays, weather, different time zones.....whew!


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pros you only go to the office a couple of times a month,to do travel vouchers 2 full days on the range a month and sims.You and your partner are pretty much completely autonomous for the month.If you do your job no one looking over your shoulder.average about 1 overnight a week.but i hear more internationals now so 3 to 4 day trips.heard some guys are making an extra 500 for 4 day trips in perdiem. best pay in the 1801 field.i am trying to go back now that i am single.like any other job it has negatives i just dont dwell on them.

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Do you have to be an 1801 first or will they hire from local PD's

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 They are hiring right now. USAJOBS.gov they look for prior LEO experience


 

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Having gotten into this job in Nov 2001, I can shed some light on it...


The job itself is mild compared to most LE work. The travel is the main part of the job. Flying out of one of our field offices takes you away from home only one or two nights a week for domestic flying. International flying trips vary and you can expect to be gone from one night upto a week and sometimes more. Depending on what office you fly out of will depend on how much international flying you'll be doing. Some offices fly a lot more overseas than others. If you don't like flying in general this isn't the job for you. Our training is extensive and firearms and defensive measures/tactics has a strong emphasis over all else. Federal law, arrests, court procedures and light medical training also work into the training program. Inital training is conducted at FLETC (West) in Artesia, NM with advanced training concluded at our training center in Atlantic City before you get assigned your field office. This is a 1801 level job and hiring off-the-street is what we're doing right now. Prior LE experience is helpful but military experience is also desirable.  

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Having gotten into this job in Nov 2001, I can shed some light on it...


The job itself is mild compared to most LE work. The travel is the main part of the job. Flying out of one of our field offices takes you away from home only one or two nights a week for domestic flying. International flying trips vary and you can expect to be gone from one night upto a week and sometimes more. Depending on what office you fly out of will depend on how much international flying you'll be doing. Some offices fly a lot more overseas than others. If you don't like flying in general this isn't the job for you. Our training is extensive and firearms and defensive measures/tactics has a strong emphasis over all else. Federal law, arrests, court procedures and light medical training also work into the training program. Inital training is conducted at FLETC (West) in Artesia, NM with advanced training concluded at our training center in Atlantic City before you get assigned your field office. This is a 1801 level job and hiring off-the-street is what we're doing right now. Prior LE experience is helpful but military experience is also desirable.  



Thank you for your input.  Very informative.

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i'm looking at usajobs.gov and I can't find the current opening for air marshall, anybody have a link?

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Allen705 says ...



i'm looking at usajobs.gov and I can't find the current opening for air marshall, anybody have a link?



I have looked also can't find anything but TSA.

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It closed already. A lot of candidates already in the system and I anticipate you won't see it open again until September/October when the new funding comes in.


 


 

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A great job but for married individuals it is hard.  Long time away from home, on call all time.  It would be an ideal job for a young unmarried person, male or female.  One thing about it you would see a lot of places

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I have to admit that I knew many fellow Fed officers went to Air Marshals and many were dying to come back within a short period of time. Some were able to and some were stuck. It's a roll of the dice so you should think it through.

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i hear its tough on the guys who absolutely are used to coming home every night and being in an evironment they more less control...with a wife and two kids at home waiting.  Its hard on those guys being in LA in the morning, NYC in the evening, Mexico City the day after, and Moscow the next week.


For a cop with a military past, doesnt at all sound like a bad gig to me...and I would definately dig the specialized training they get. And honestly, would love those sorts of bullets on the resume.

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I'm a former FAM and can answer some questions for those verified but not in an open forum.  Send me a pm and i'll answer what I can.


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