A career in the U.S. Army is unique from any other, it offers you the opportunity to travel, learn new skills, serve your country, and the ability to expand your horizons.
One of the best aspects of your Army career is your ability to make choices. Choices like your career field, promotion, accession, changing your occupation. The key to getting the most of your career is understanding your options.
The following list will provide you with some of the information, tips, policy, job descriptions and applications to help you choose your career path, apply for special duty, and change your career field, you need to make the most of your career in today’s armed forces.
List of Army Officer Career Fields
The following is a list of available Army Officer Career Fields:
• Adjutant General
• Air Defense
• Army Medical Specialist Corps
• Army Nurse Corps
• Chemical Corps
• Dental Corps
• Corps of Engineers
• Field Artillery
• Finance Corps
• Medical Corps
• Medical Service Corps
• Military Intelligence Corps
• Military Police Corps
• Ordnance Corps
• Quartermaster Corps
• Signal Corps
• Special Forces
• Veterinary Corps
• Warrant Officer
• Foreign Area Officer
• Information Operations Career Fields
• Institutional Support Career Fields
Special Duty Assignments are duties that are unrelated to any specific career field at this time and do not provide a normal career progression pattern. Special Duty Assignments can give service members the opportunity to learn new skills, gain new experience and usually increase their paycheck by getting SDA pay.
The Special Duty assignment screening process requires the member to meet standard minimum qualifications, submit an application with command endorsement, be reviewed by the rating and special duty assignment officers and the command or program manager, and be selected for the specific special duties desired. Check also this website’s Career Finder.
Army Enlisted to Officer Commissioning Programs
The U.S. Army offers enlisted soldiers several ways to earn a commission and join the Officer Corps. The following are descriptions of each of the Army Enlisted to Officer Programs:
- USMA Westpoint
- Officer Candidate School (OCS)
- Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
- Warrant Officer