Learn about the branches you might one day be assigned to

Adjutant General Air Defense Artillery Armor
Aviation Chemical Corps Corps of Engineers
Cyber Corps Field Artillery Finance
Infantry Medical Services Military Intelligence
Military Police Ordnance Quartermaster
Signal Corps Transportation  


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.

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.

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.

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.

CHEMICAL (CM) Includes assignments in operations, logistics, training, intelligence, research, and analysis. Click here to visit Fort McClellan - The Home of Chemical.

CORPS OF 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.

CYBER (ARCYBER) Global operations conducted 24/7 protecting the United States electronic assets including the Department of Defense information Network. Click here to visit U.S. Army Cyber Command.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ORDNANCE (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 Ordnance Disposal (EOD). Click here to visit Fort Lee-The Home of the Ordnance Corps

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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

DENTAL CORPS: Must have a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine.

MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS: Pharmacy, optometry, and podiatry.

VETERINARY CORPS: Management and care of laboratory animals, biomedical research, food hygiene and nutritional quality, and preventive medicine.

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.