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Learn what your career options are as an officer in the Army.

Combat Arms

Infantry

An infantry officer is responsible for leading and controlling the Infantry and combined armed forces during land combat. They are also involved in coordinating employment of Infantry Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.

Field Artillery

Coordinate strikes with tactical air, naval gunfire and Army aviation weapons. Use long-range precision weapons against distant targets. Neutralize or suppress the enemy by cannon, rocket or missile fire.

Aviation

Receive assignments such as conducting attack and reconnaissance, air assault and air movement, unmanned aviation systems and fixed wing operations. May fly the following Army aircraft: OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, US-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook, AH-64D Apaches, or various fixed wing airplanes and jets.

Armor

Train on either Abrams Tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Stryker Mobile Gun Systems or High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. This includes Tanks units, Scout Platoons or other reconnaissance organizations.

Air Defense Artillery

Defend civilians, soldiers and assets from enemy missiles and aircraft through the employment of air defense systems. PATRIOT Missile System, the Man Portable Air Defense System, the AVENGER System

Engineers

Lead various engineer units, including Sapper, Stryker, Bradley, Construction, Geospatial, Dive, Bridge, Power, Rescue and Training. Conduct reconnaissance, construct roads and buildings, analyzing terrain data and more.

Combat Support

Chemical

Train in the detection and identification of Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear (CBRN) weapons, reconnaissance, decontamination and smoke operations. Also plan, coordinate and direct operations, including vulnerability assessment, multi-spectral obscuration, sensitive site exploitation and assessment. Additionally responsible for combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which includes nonproliferation, counter proliferation and consequence management.

military Intelligence

Work with equipment in areas such as communications, all-source intelligence analysis, computer warfare, digital imagery and satellite data. Determine the plans, intentions and capabilities of enemy forces. Specialize in counterintelligence, human intelligence, signals intelligence and all-source intelligence.

Military Police

Functions include: law and order, police intelligence operations, internment resettlement, area security, and maneuver and mobility support. Expected to detect and deter any enemy activities near military command posts or other Army territory. Also perform criminal investigations.

Signal

Be in control of high-tech electronic equipment ranging from switching systems to satellite communications systems. Be responsible for planning, employing and operating voice, video, imagery and data distribution systems and networks across the globe.

Combat Service Support

Adjutant General Corps

Coordinate timely and effective manning and personnel support. Human resource functions. Also involve unit readiness, morale and soldier career progression.

Army Nurse

This includes specialty courses such as: emergency room nurse, family nurse practitioner, medical-surgical nurse, nurse anesthetist and OB-GYN Nurse.

Chaplain Corps

Provide religious services and guidance in times of war and peace.

Finance

Sustain operations through purchasing and acquiring supplies and services. Pay commercial vendors, pay soldiers and civilians, balance and project budgets, calculate travel and transportation allowances, prepare and distribute reports and financial statements.

Judge Advocate General's Corps

Serve as prosecutor or defense counsel in international, operational, labor contract, environment, tort and administrative law.

Medical Corps

Be responsible for the overall health of soldiers and providing health care to soldiers’ families and others eligible to receive this care in the military community. During combat, the Medical Corps officer oversees the emergency medical management of casualties and makes sure soldiers are combat ready when it comes to their overall health. Positions exist for patient care, teaching, research and management in such fields as general surgery, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, pathology, psychiatry and radiology.

Ordnance Corps

Ensure weapons systems, vehicles and equipment are ready and available, as well as in perfect working orders. Potentially work in material Maintenance Management, Munitions Material Management or Explosive Ordinance Management.

Quartermaster Corps

Use the latest equipment and information technologies to solve logistical issues and manage the distribution of supplies and services around the world. Manage everything from food and water to petroleum, repair parts, field services and weapon systems.

Transportation Corps

Be responsible for moving supplies, troops, and equipment where needed around the world. Utilize both military and civilian trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes to provide fast support.

Veterinary Corps

Practice in three primary areas: animal medicine, veterinary public health and research and development. You will be responsible for treating government-owned animals and the valued pets of service members and their families. Army Veterinary Corps officers are also responsible for programs ensuring the safety and security of Department of Defense food supplies, both here and abroad. Approximately one-third of Veterinary Corps officers are involved in research and development in an incredible range of focus areas, from basic breast cancer research to vaccine development.

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