How To Play A Military Career In The Sims 4?

The following guide will cover everything you need about the Military Career in Sims 4, including the best skills, traits, and mods for it.

The Sims 4 offers various careers, and with the StrangerVille expansion pack, you can test the military adventure. This career path allows your Sim to choose between two distinct branches—the covert operative and the officer.

Covert operatives become masters of disguise and intrigue, gathering intel and performing secret missions. On the other hand, officers take a more traditional route, focusing on leadership, training, and maintaining order within the ranks.

This guide will give you all the necessary knowledge required to navigate the military career in The Sims 4. It will dive into the skills, traits, career levelslist of best mods, and cheats for the Military Career. We will also check whether the challenges in The Sims 4 are related to the Military Career or not.

How to Join the Military in The Sims 4?

You can join the Military career by accessing your Sim’s smartphone or a computer, selecting the Careers option, and scrolling to find the Military Career option.

This career pays you $26/hour every five working days of the week (Monday – Friday) from 6 AM—2 PM. You can choose to work from home or at the camp. If you choose to work from home, you would be required to complete certain tasks during work hours. If you get a promotion, it is gained one hour before your next Shift.

Having a history degree can help accelerate your progress through some levels. Just as you join the military, your first assignment would be to practice Sparring. As a raw recruit, you must build your physical fitness to rise through the ranks of a Military Career in Sims 4. You can use B64 Training Bot to practice sparring. But if you’ve chosen to work from home, your first assignment would be to go for a jog.

Best Skills and Traits for the Military

The Fitness skill heavily influences the first 5 levels of the Military Career, so be sure to level it up. The Officer Branch will require you to level up your Charisma skill, while the Covert Operator Branch will require you to level up your Logic skill. Knowing this, the best traits for your Sim would be:


This trait will help gain the Fitness skill quicker and make promotion for the first 5 levels easier.


This trait will help your Sims gain the logic skill quicker, so it will be specifically useful when going for the Covert Operator Branch.


This social trait aligns perfectly with the other nonsocial traits. It will make you confident during your duties as both Covert Operator and Branch Officer.


This trait will help your Sim gain the Charisma skill quicker, so players going down the Officer branch will find it helpful.

Military Career Levels and Job Ranks

After starting your Military Career, you will complete 5 levels and then be given a choice between two branches and each branch unlocks different career items in Sims 4. Learning how to get a degree in Sims 4 can help you land higher-level jobs. After completing level 5, you choose to be a Covert Operator or an Officer. You will find the details of the first 5 levels given below.

1Raw RecruitFitness Level 2$26/hour
2Private Fourth ClassFitness Level 3$34/hour
3Lacking CorporalFitness Level 4$54/hour
4Sergeant MinorFitness Level 5$71/hour
5Warrant OfficerFitness Level 6$96/hour

Covert Operator Career Levels and Job Ranks

After completing level 5 in your military career, you can select between two branches. The first is Covert Operator, and details of its levels, jobs, and salaries are given below.

6Evidence EraserLogic Level 4$104/hour
7Conspiracy SquelcherLogic Level 6$119/hour
8Clandestine InvestigatorLogic Level 8$179/hour
9[Redacted]Logic Level 10$297/hour

 Officer Career Levels and Job Ranks

The second Branch of the Military Career is Officer. Its levels, jobs, and salaries are shown below.

6Fourth LieutenantCharisma Level 4$104/hour
7Courageous CaptainCharisma Level 6$119/hour
8Lieutenant ColonelCharisma Level 8$179/hour
9BrigadierCharisma Level 10$297/hour
10Grand MarshalN/A$422/hour

Daily Assignments for Military Career

For each level, you need to complete daily assignments. Note that these assignments are generated randomly and may differ for every player. As you complete these assignments, you will unlock new levels in this career. For the first few levels, you will be only assigned to maintain physical fitness by sparring, jogging, working out, or marching around.

Military Career Rewards and Bonuses

As you get promoted to each new level, you will unlock potential rewards and earn respective bonuses against them. Let’s look at the rewarding scheme against each level:

Level 2Medal Display Case$581
Level 3Medal of Questioning$756
Level 4Construction Engineering Reward$869
Level 5Eagle Eye Award$1,130
Covert Operations Branch
Level 6Air Award$1,299
Level 7Listening Device | Medal of Supreme Bravery$1,689
Level 8Ranking Rug | Medal of Discipline$1,790
Level 9Tactical Genius Medal$3,149
Level 10Medal of Courage$4,567
Officer Branch
Level 6Air Award | Military Grade Flagpole$1,299
Level 7Medal of Supreme Bravery$1,689
Level 8Modified B64 Training Bot | Medal of Discipline$1,790
Level 9Tactical Genius Medal$3,149
Level 10Medal of Courage$4,567

Military Career Cheats

Certain career cheats will help accelerate your progress. To use cheats, you need to access the Cheat Console. To do so, press Ctrl + Shift + C, while Mac users must press Command + Shift + C.

 Console players must simultaneously press all the shoulder buttons on their controller to open the Cheat Console.

Then activate cheats on the Cheat Console by typing Testingcheats True or enabling Testingcheats. Then for instant promotion type careers.promote military.

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