Carreers in the Army

Officers lead, train, and employ Air Defense forces in support of military operations, primarily against enemy aircraft and missile attacks.


Firefighting is one of the many careers available in todays Armed Forces.

The Adjutant General officer's job is to plan, develop, and direct systems for managing the Army's personnel, administrative,and Army band systems.

The job of the Armor Branch is to command, direct and control armored and/or combined arms organizations during mobile land combat operations.

The role of an officer in this branch is to direct and coordinate the employment of Army Aviation units in support of land combatoperations.

In the Chemical Corps, Officers support the Army by providing expertise concerning all aspects of chemical, biological, and nuclear defense and chemical operations to commanders and staffs at all levels.

The Engineers train and lead troops in topographic, construction engineering operations, facilities maintenance, civil works programs, and lead engineer troops in infantry combat operations.

In Field Artillery, officers coordinate for and employ Field Artillery and target acquisition means in support of military operations.

Finance provides the essential professional analysis of financial data necessary for the efficient use of the Army's money, material, and personnel resources.

Infantry lead, train, and employ Infantry and combined arms forces in military operations on land.

Medical Services officers provide administrative management and support of the Army's health services systems.

In Intelligence officers manage and direct all facets of intelligence planning and operations at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war.


To train and lead combat-ready Military Police forces that can expedite the battlefield movement of critical Army resources and achieve tactical success in rear area operations. In the peace time garrison environment, plan and supervise the disciplines of law enforcement, crime prevention, criminal investigation, physical security and confinement.

Ordnance officers develop, produce, acquire and support weapon systems, ammunition, missiles, and ground mobility material during peace and war in order to provide combat power for the U.S.Army.


Providing rapid and reliable-information systems to support command and control of the Army's combat forces during both peace and war is the job of a Signal Corps officer.

Transportation officers procure, provide, arrange or manage all surface transportation assets required to support and sustain the Armed Forces in peace and war.

Chaplains represent over 100 faith groups, provide comprehensive religious support to soldiers and their families in war and peace. Chaplains must possess a baccalaureate degree and three graduate years of professional study in theology. They must also be endorsed to serve as Army chaplains by their denominations, churches, or other recognized ecclesiastical endorsing agents.

The Judge Advocate General's Corps provides legal services for the Army and its soldiers. Judge advocates serve as prosecutors and defense attorneys for criminal trials under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. To become a judge advocate you must be a graduate of an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and admitted to practice before the highest court of a state or federal court.

The"GREEN BERETS" need we say more! To be eligible you must be a male officer with 3-7 years of active federal service, conditionally selected by an annual board, be an advanced course graduate, volunteer for airborne and Special Forces training and meet stringent physical requirements for assessment and training. The day you find yourself free-falling through the night sky from 25 thousand feet or infiltrating from 120 feet below the ocean surface, you'll know you're part ofthe United States' most elite unit--the Special Forces.