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Want to teach at Guantanamo Bay? The Pentagon is hiring.

A soldier keeps watch from a guard tower overlooking Camp Delta detention center at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

Live within “commuting” range of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? Want to “work for an exciting educational organization?”

Great news! The Pentagon is hiring.

The Defense Department put out a notice Wednesday seeking substitute teachers on one of the most controversial military bases in the world. There are, according to the job posting, “many vacancies.” (You don’t say?)

The part-time job teaching the children of military personnel pays $50.50-$100 a day. The base has an elementary school and middle/high school — both named for Rear Adm. William Thomas Sampson, who fought in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War — with about 200 students in all. School mascots are the Sharks and the Pirates.

Now before you rush to begin filling out the application and start packing your scuba gear, the job is really geared for military spouses who are already living in the country.

Colby Itkowitz is a national reporter for In The Loop.



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