Tell Us About Your Military Skills and We'll Guess Your Most Commanding Trait

MILITARY

By: Teresa McGlothlin

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

When you think about military skills, you might think of weapons-handing knowledge and tactical maneuvers. But the skills that a soldier or a sailor learns in the armed forces go far beyond the battlefield! Those who have served in the military come home with traits like confidence, self-discipline and the ability to commit to a task. Which of these traits is your strongest?

After you tell us about the military skills you possess, the commanding trait that gets you through life will be as clear as an ASVAB score. Future employers are thrilled to see veteran candidates because they know veterans have skills that are rarely taught in everyday life. Former military members are great team players, and they have the kind of drive that can only better the workforce. 

Once you show off the skills that you have learned in the military or the skills you have in common with our veterans, we'll know if you are more reliable, more assertive or more something else. Which one of your traits makes others remember you when you walk away? Present yourself like you're wearing a freshly-pressed set of dress blues, and we'll let you know which of your qualities gets you noticed! 

Are you physically fit enough to run 1.5 miles with a 40-pound rucksack on your back?

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Do you usually take it upon yourself to start things that need to be done?

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Is your bedside manner good enough to be a Navy hospitalman?

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When you tackle a project, do you look for the most efficient way to do it?

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Could you find your way out of the woods using only a map?

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Which one of these soft skills would you say is your strongest?

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When you're working with a team, what role do you usually take?

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Are you guilty of being over-confident?

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If you came upon an injured cyclist, would you be able to remain calm?

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What skill might you have to offer an IT department?

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Would you say that you're as courageous as a Special Ops soldier?

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How many curl-ups could you hit the floor and pump out?

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Do you feel comfortable telling large groups of people what to do?

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Which virtue would you most like to be known for having?

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Are you willing to go the extra mile to make sure your team succeeds?

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Can you say that your work ethic is on par with a Top Gun pilot's?

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How would you try to diffuse a tense situation?

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What do you think you have in common with a big city firefighter?

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When something feels overwhelming, how do you overcome it?

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How reliable would your coworkers say that you are?

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Are you strong-minded enough to stand up against an order you don't agree with?

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Could you look at a radar screen and locate an aircraft?

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What's the best way to solve a tough problem?

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Is your attention to detail good enough to correctly iron your own uniforms?

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What kind of advice would you give someone who is thinking of a military career?

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Which of these interpersonal skills is your weakest?

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Do you have a problem adjusting your schedule on a moment's notice?

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How would you rate your patience with others?

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Would anyone say that you're a human lie detector?

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