Army Officer Careers and Specialties

Officers in the Army are managers, problem-solvers, key influencers and planners who lead other Soldiers in all situations. Below you will find a list of all officer careers and specialties.

Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps Attorney (27)

The Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps Attorney is responsible for offering legal support that involves military operations. They primarily focus on the areas of criminal law, legal assistance, civil/administrative law, labor/employment law, international/operational law and contract/fiscal law.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Cyber Operations Officer (17)

Cyber branch is a maneuver branch with the mission to conduct defensive and offensive cyberspace operations. Cyber is the only branch designed to directly engage threats within the cyberspace domain.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Financial Manager (36)

The financial manager is in charge of the Army’s Finance Corps, who are responsible for sustaining missions through purchases of services and supplies.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Air Defense Artillery Officer (14)

The air defense artillery officer leads the air defense artillery branch, who protects U.S. forces from aerial attack, missile attack and enemy surveillance. They must be an expert in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of air defense systems.

  • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Armor Officer (19)

Armor officers are responsible for tank and cavalry/forward reconnaissance operations on the battlefield. The role of an armor officer is to be a leader in operations specific to the armor branch and to lead others in many areas of combat operations.

  • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: Closed to Women

Engineer Officer (12)

An engineer officer is responsible for providing full support to the wide range of engineering duties in the Army. They can help build structures, develop civil works programs and even provide combat support.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Field Artillery Officer (13)

The field artillery officer leads the field artillery branch, who neutralizes the enemy by cannon, rocket and missile fire. The officer must be an expert in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of fire support systems.

  • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Infantry Officer (11)

The infantry officer is responsible for leading the infantry and combined armed forces during land combat.

  • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Aviation Officer (15)

Aviation officers coordinate/lead operations using Army helicopters: OH-58 Kiowa, UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook and the AH-64 Apache. These operations can haul troops and carry supplies, as well as provide quick-strike and long-range target engagement.

  • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Military Police Officer (31)

A military police officer is responsible for leading the Soldiers that protect lives and property on Army Installations.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Military Intelligence Officer (35)

The Army’s military intelligence is responsible for all collected intelligence during Army missions. They provide essential information that often save the Soldiers fighting on front lines.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Civil Affairs Officer (38)

Civil affairs officers act as a liaison between the Army and civilian authorities and populations.

  • Active/Reserve: Army Reserve
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Officer (74)

A Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Officer commands the Army branch that specifically defends against the threat of CBRN weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction. These officers lead an extraordinary chemical unit that is completely dedicated to protecting our nation.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Psychological Operations Officer (37)

Psychological operations officer conducts operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences. Psychological Operations leaders lead from the front and adjust to dynamic environments that are constantly changing and challenging.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Signal Officer (25)

The signal officer leads the Signal Corps, which is responsible for the Army’s entire systems of communication. Officers plan and execute all aspects of communication on a mission and are critical to the Army’s continued success.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Veterinary Corps Officer (64)

As an Army veterinary officer, you can 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.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Transportation Officer (88)

The Transportation Corps is responsible for moving supplies, troops and equipment anywhere on the globe. During war, the Transportation Corps utilizes trucks, boats and airplanes to provide extremely fast support to the combat teams on the frontlines.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Nurse Corps Officer (66)

Nurse Corps officers lead a nursing team that cares for Soldiers and their families. As part of the Army Nurse Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Dental Corps Officer (63)

An Army Dental Corps Officer is responsible for the dental health of Soldiers and their families. They are also responsible for providing health care to Soldiers’ families and others eligible to receive this care in the military community.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Ordnance Officer (91)

Ordnance officers are responsible for ensuring that weapons systems, vehicles and equipment are ready and available — and in perfect working order — at all times. They also manage the developing, testing, fielding, handling, storage and disposal of munitions.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Chaplain (56)

As an Army chaplain you will have the responsibility of caring for the spiritual well-being of Soldiers and their Families. An Army chaplain’s flock can consist of over 1,500 people.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Medical Service Corps Officer (67)

Medical Service Corps Officers are essential in treating and helping the overall health of Soldiers and their families. They are also responsible for much of the medical research that takes place in the Army. From medical fields such as optometry and podiatry to laboratory sciences to behavioral sciences, the Army Medical Service Corps includes many areas of specialty.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None

Quartermaster Officer (92)

Quartermaster officers are responsible for making sure equipment, materials and systems are available and functioning for missions. More specifically, the quartermaster officer provides supply support for Soldiers and units in field services, aerial delivery, and material and distribution management.

  • Active/Reserve: Both
  • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
  • Restrictions: None