Learn about the branches you might one day be assigned to
AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY (ADA) Protects and defends the third dimension- AIRSPACE-against aircraft and missiles with systems such as the Patriot and Stinger. Click here to visit Fort Bliss - The Home of ADA.
AVIATION (AV) The largest air force in our nation, including transport, utility, scout, and attack helicopters. Aviation officers serve in all aspects associated with flight operations. Click here to visit Fort Rucker - The Home of Aviation.
ARMOR (AR) The heritage of the US Horse Cavalry. This is the Mounted Arm of Decision and the proponent for Scouts and Reconnaissance. Click here to visit Fort Benning-The Home of the Armor.
INFANTRY (IN) Forms the nucleus of the Army's fighting strength. The mission is to maintain a state of readiness in preparation for combat worldwide. Click here to visit Fort Benning - The Home of the Infantry.
FIELD ARTILLERY (FA) The fire support branch of cannons, rockets, and missiles. This branch also coordinates all supporting fires of artillery, air power, and naval gunfire. Click here to visit Fort Sill - The Home of Field Artillery.
ENGINEERS (EN) Includes such fields as combat, construction, topographic, civil works, environmental engineering, and other specialties. Click here to visit Fort Leonard Wood - The Home of the Engineer Corps.
MILITARY POLICE (MP) MP Officers must be prepared to conduct wartime rear area operations as well as peacetime law enforcement, criminal investigation, counter-terrorism, physical security, and corrections. Click here to visit Fort Leonard Wood - The Home of the Military Police.
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE (MI) One of the largest branches with specialties in tactical intelligence, counter-intelligence, signals and electronic intelligence security, surveillance, and aerial reconnaissance. Click here to visit Fort Huachuca- The Home of the Military Intelligence.
SIGNAL (SC) To function, an Army must communicate. The Army uses all types of radio and cellular phone technology as well as satellites, lasers, and computer systems. Assignments range from the tactical level to the White House Communications Agency. Click here to visit Fort Gordon - The Home of Signal.
CHEMICAL (CM) Includes assignments in operations, logistics, training, intelligence, research, and analysis. Click here to visit Fort McClellan - The Home of Chemical.
ADJUTANT GENERAL (AG) The personnel people for the Army. AG officers manage all personnel systems within the Army that impact on unit readiness, morale, and career patterns. Click here to visit Fort Jackson-The Home of the Adjutant General Corps.
TRANSPORTATION (TC) All activities to move people, equipment, and supplies to include all land, sea, and air transport systems. Click here to visit Fort Eustis - The Home of the transportation Corps.
FINANCE (FC) The money and pay people for the soldier. All aspects of pay, allowances, accounting, and contracting involve Finance officers. (Requires degree in business, accounting, or computer science). Click here to visit Fort Jackson-The Home of the Finance.
QUARTERMASTER (QM) The "Sustainers of the Army" plan and direct all activities which provide food, water, petroleum, repair parts, weapon systems, and field services (laundry, telephone, parachute rigging, etc.) Click here to visit Fort Lee - The Home of Quartermaster.
ORDINANCE (OD) The largest branch that develops, produces, acquires, and supports the Army's weapon systems, ammunition, missiles, and wheeled and tracked vehicles. Specialties are Tank/Automotive, Missile/Electronics, and Munitions material management as well as Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). Click here to visit Fort Lee-The Home of the Ordinance Corps
BACCALAUREATE SPECIALTY BRANCHES
ARMY NURSE CORPS (ANC) A Bachelor of Science-Nursing also makes you an officer and a leader in the ANC. All ANC officers are trained in clinical specialties such as Intensive Care, Operating Room Nursing, Community Health and Environmental Science, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Psychiatric Nursing. Most Army nurses who choose to remain in the Service after their initial obligation go on to earn advanced degrees in Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Healthcare Administration, and other Masters' Degree programs, as well as Doctoral study in Nursing Science, Education, or Administration.
MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS (MEDSERVE) Supply and administration section includes positions at all medical facilities in supply and administration as well as tactical assignments. Medical Air Evacuation pilots are subcategory of this branch.
MEDICAL SPECIALIST CORPS (MSC) The Army's dietitians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
ADVANCED DEGREE BRANCHES
MEDICAL CORPS The doctors of the Army come from medical schools all across the nation including the military's own Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine.
MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS: Pharmacy, optometry, and podiatry.
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL (JAG) Provides legal services for the Army and its soldiers. JAG officers serve as prosecutors and defense attorneys in military, state, and federal courts. Must be a graduate of an accredited law school.