The following is a list of Army Military Occupational Specialties and Career Management Fields of Army skills. Visit an Army Recruiter for the most current information on Army Jobs.
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t MOS requires additional testing for qualification
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Adjutant General, Air Defense, Aircraft Maintenance, Ammunition, Armor, Artillery, Band, Chemical, Civil Affairs, Communication & Info Systems, Electronic Maintenance & Calibration, Engineering, Finance, Infantry, Interpreter, Mechanical, Medical, Military Intelligence, Military Police, Paralegal, Psychological Operations, Public Affairs, Recruiting & Retention, Religious Support, Special Forces, Supply & Services, Transportation
Infantry Soldiers train on the latest high-tech equipment (weapons, night observation devices, combat vehicles, radio/data transmission, etc.) and gain experience in leadership, management and teamwork as they function as members of cohesive, highly skilled and trained combat units. Infantry Soldiers are capable of serving in a variety of Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) such as Light, Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, Stryker and Bradley equipped units. They develop self-confidence, discipline and maturity as they sharpen their interpersonal, teaching, counseling, critical thinking and writing skills. Leadership and management skills are forged during the conduct of high-risk training designed to prepare Infantrymen for the complexities of today’s contemporary operating environment. The challenges endured as an Infantryman produce mental and physical toughness and mission focused agile and adaptive leaders who are in high demand in the civilian job market.
Each of the Army jobs is related directly to similar or equivalent civilian occupations. Army experiences may help prepare a Soldier for possible employment in construction, forestry or industrial operations in the civilian sector.
Field artillery work is highly specialized. In this field, direct one-on-one and face-to-face leadership ability is a premium asset. Your ability to act independently (lead) and follow are attributes that will be honed on a daily basis. Technical competence and the ability to train others is a critical aspect in this field.
The skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in the Army can be translated into meaningful work in a variety of civilian organizations requiring personnel with vast skills and competencies gained through years of applied and acquired learning, leading, mentoring and counseling.
Air defense artillery work is highly specialized. Although it is unique to the military, the skills and knowledge acquired could be translated into civilian work with private industries, public agencies and other users or manufacturers of complex electromechanical equipment.
The 14E Patriot Fire Control Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining the entire PATRIOT missile system.An important part of the Army’s Air Defense, they launch advanced-technology ammunition that is capable of neutralizing multiple air targets.
The 14G Air Defense Battle Management System Operator operates with equipment systems that guard against aerial and space attack. They play an important role in the Army’s air defense artillery team.
The 14H Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning Operator supervise PATRIOT air defense units and air defense activities that engage in liaison functions. Their teams are used to neutralize air targets and are an important part of the Army’s space defense system.
A 14T PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator works directly with the PATRIOT launching stations. An important part of the Army’s air defense, the PATRIOT missile system can launch advanced-technology ammunition that is capable of neutralizing multiple air targets.
Aviation forces provide Movement & Maneuver, Intelligence, Sustainment, and Command and Control capabilities across the spectrum of full-dimensional operations. Soldiers, trained to world-class proficiency, provide commanders at all levels an exponential increase in lethality. Aviation’s inherent versatility and war-fighting effectiveness influence all dimensions of the battle space. Aviation units operate across the entire depth and breadth of the area of operations, and can be expected to conduct operations 24 hours a day.
15P Aviation Operation Specialist
Applicants for 15E, 15J, 15N, 15P, 15Q, and 15W must be eligible for a Secret Security Clearance
Special Forces are an elite military organization that employs specialized elements to accomplish specifically directed missions in times of peace and war. CMF 18 Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) are normally filled from in-service Army recruiting efforts but are currently open to Initial Accession applicants as well under the 18X enlistment option. Special Forces Soldiers undergo unique specialized training in advanced military tactics and skills, build operational knowledge and experience in unconventional and irregular warfare and receive educational opportunities in their military career paths to obtain associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees unlike any other CMF in the Army. Special Forces Soldiers’ unique skills, growth, experience and education are highly marketable in the private sector.
All candidates must be physically fit and mentally prepared to meet the rigors of training, education, and future operational assignments. To be eligible, applicants must qualify for airborne training, score 240 on the Army Physical Fitness Test (with a minimum of 60 in each event) and pass a Military Freefall physical.
Applicants for 18B, C & D must be eligible for a Secret Security Clearance
Applicants for 18E must be eligible for a Top Secret Security Clearance
Armor and Cavalry Soldiers are trained on the latest high-tech equipment and gain experience in leadership and teamwork as they function as members of close-knit, highly skilled combat units. Armor Soldiers are capable of serving in Light, Airborne, Air Assault, Stryker, Bradley and M-1A1/M-1A2 main battle tank equipped units. Armor Soldiers are highly adaptable and extremely versatile; they are capable of serving in any unit and on a wide variety of equipment.
Armor Soldiers develop self-confidence and discipline as they hone their interpersonal, critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills. These are skills that cut across all occupational categories and are highly valued in the civilian job market.
Information Systems Operations Soldiers provide installation, operation, administration and security of computers, networks and software. They are responsible for the security of the network and computer systems as well as the unit/direct support level maintenance. Information Systems Operations Soldiers can work in uncomplicated environments such as the installation and troubleshooting of a stand-alone computer to a more complex configuration of multiple servers and networking equipment and systems. Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Soldiers maintains a database of frequency requests and assignments and performs unlimited frequency planning, selection, and de-confliction using automated tools. Signal Operations Soldiers provide installation, operation, and maintenance of tactical and strategic transmission, multiplexing and switching equipment/systems such as satellite, line-of-sight microwave and fiber optics. They maintain communications worldwide from technical /network control facilities. Signal Operations Soldiers operate and maintain single channel radios and multi-channel high-frequency radio systems to include the Defense Satellite Communication Systems. Visual Information Operations Soldiers have responsibility for radio and television equipment repair; still, motion, and video photography documentation; multimedia graphics illustration; and supervision of visual information activities. They are also a part of the Signal Branch and serve in positions at all echelons.
The 25S Satellite Communication Systems Operators are responsible for making sure that the lines of communication are always up and running. They maintain the multichannel satellite communications for the entire Army.
The Paralegal Specialist is a highly trained professional who plays a critical role in the delivery of legal services to commanders, Soldiers, the Army and the joint environment. The Paralegal Soldier is a technical expert in the legal field, a leader, and a warrior. Paralegal Soldiers gain highly technical training in the areas of military justice, operational and international law, legal assistance and claims. Paralegal Soldiers operate as part of a highly-trained legal team in operational units and in garrison.
Paralegal Soldiers are given the opportunity to earn a civilian Paralegal degree by enrolling in the Army JAG Corps Paralegal Degree Program. These professionals are much sought after in the civilian world by private industry and business, as well as public service agencies.
Upon returning to civilian life, a Soldier may find considerable opportunities in law enforcement, such as police, investigations, corrections, K-9 handler, Special Weapons and Tactics, protective services and security operations. The training background acquired in the Army could be applied to a career with federal, state or local law enforcement agencies in the areas of fraud investigations, customs, border patrol, industrial security, corrections to include probation, parole and other social works services.
Soldiers are trained in the latest intelligence collection, analysis and exploitation techniques utilizing cutting edge technology. Because of the complexity of MI systems, this CMF has its own Systems Maintenance/Integration MOS. MI Soldiers provide predictive, accurate, timely and actionable intelligence in order to support missions from the tactical battlefield commander to the national command level.
The MI Soldier allows the Army to see first, hear first and take action first against our enemies. MI Soldiers serve in a variety of units to include Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, Joint Special Operations units and other Special Mission Units. The MI Soldier often has access to the most sensitive, classified information in order to assist the war fighter’s mission.
Corporations, government agencies, and other organizations highly regard intelligence experience for selected civilian jobs because it represents abilities that are usually associated with managerial and executive-level work.
35F Intelligence Analyst
35G Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst
35L+ Counter-Intelligence Agent
35M Human Intelligence Collector (DLAB required)
35N Signals Intelligence Analyst
The mission of interpreter/translator is to interpret the spoken word from their native language to English and from English to their native language. The interpreter/translator also translates simple written documents. The interpreter/translator mission extends across the tactical battlefield. This MOS supports Army operations by providing foreign language capability and foreign area expertise to commands at all echelons, thereby enhancing cultural awareness of Army personnel.
Financial Management Soldiers are trained in the field of accounting, resource management, budgeting, and cash management as well as the financial aspects of government contracting. These skills can be applied in the civilian sector in the areas of banking, bookkeeping, comptrollership, payroll, management, and order invoicing.
PSYOP Soldiers use information to influence the behavior of foreign audiences in support of U.S. policy and national objectives. Used during peacetime, contingencies and declared war, these activities are non-lethal. They are force multipliers that use nonviolent means in often violent environments. Persuading rather than compelling physically, they rely on logic, fear, desire or other psychological factors to promote specific behaviors. The ultimate objective of U.S. military psychological operations is to convince enemy, neutral, and friendly governments, forces and populations to take actions favorable to the United States and its allies.
Private industry and business, as well as public service agencies, have experienced a continuing need for competent administrative personnel. Whether in the Army or in civilian life, administrative workers are the backbone of effective and efficient management.
Army band specialties are Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program (ACASP) MOSs designed to bring skills acquired through civilian education and experience. New band Soldiers are not trained to play their instrument in their 10-week AIT. Applicants who are competitive for band vacancies usually have had considerable private instruction, can easily read music, and have played in professional or collegiate performing groups. Proficiency is of primary importance; a music degree is not a requirement.
42R Army Bandsperson
42S Special Band Member
Band Specialties ( wMOS 42S only)
Electric Bass Saxophone
French Horn Trumpet
One tenet of a democracy is the civilian control over the military. The American public has a right to know about the Army’s missions and capabilities to defend the nation. It is the mission of Soldiers serving in Army Public Affairs to be the primary resource for commanders and senior officials to inform the American public about those activities. This mission is especially important during times of conflict and emergencies when relationships among Soldiers, Families and the communities impact the morale, esprit de corps and effectiveness of the Army. Soldiers train on journalism fundamentals at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md. Soldiers must be able to work with little supervision while supporting commanders with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Army operations and the media. PA Soldiers serve in a variety of positions throughout the world, in operational units such as Public Affairs detachments, brigade combat teams, divisions, and corps, and a few positions in training units. PA Soldiers also have the opportunity to serve with special operations, psychological operations and airborne units. A small number of Public Affairs Broadcast Journalists are assigned to Armed Forces Network and the Pentagon Channel as on-air-talent for radio or TV. The training and experience PA Soldiers acquire qualify individuals for civilian jobs in corporate communications positions, media relations, public relations, advertising, broadcasting, newspaper, magazine and online publications as editors and journalists and with other government agencies.
Soldiers in this field gain experience in religious support operations, leadership, management, training and teamwork. Civilian opportunities in private industry, business, and public service agencies include administrative worker, counselor, program manager, human resources, business management, crisis intervention positions, financial, quality control and budgeting officer.
Each Army medical job has a direct civilian counterpart. Whether in the Army or in civilian life, medical workers are in great demand and opportunities for advancement are excellent in both cases.
Protecting and advising our fighting force against the use of weapons of mass destruction while concurrently assisting in homeland defense is paramount in the post 9/11 world. Our Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) specialists are trained and prepared for these missions. The skills and certifications our CBRN specialists earn are not only coveted by military organizations but highly marketable in today’s civilian industry. Hazmat certification, and experience in coordinating assets and efforts for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) force protection programs, consequence management, CBRN defense support to civil authorities, CBRN vulnerability analysis, multispectral obscuration, CBRN sensitive site assessment/exploitation, WMD elimination, technical escort operations, CBRN reconnaissance and CBRN decontamination are many areas our professionals may operate in.
A Soldier gains invaluable experience for civilian employment particularly in the area of personnel and sales work. Personnel employers can be found at all levels of government and private industry.
Army Transportation Corps occupations are at the spearhead of logistics and closely related to similar civilian occupations at trucking firms, marinas, airports, railroads and intra-coastal shipping companies. The Transportation Corps provides a full spectrum of transportation capabilities at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war, enabling a CONUS-based and forward-deployed Army to rapidly deploy, distribute and maneuver forces, equipment, and materiel, anytime, anywhere in support of the National Military Strategy. The Transportation Corps assist in the planning, directing, supervising and execution of Army and DOD transportation operations, to include joint operations and operations other-than-war. They are technically proficient with employment of transportation and mission-unique equipment, personnel, and systems. In addition, they understand logistics and distribution operations to include the use of transportation, supply, and maintenance automated systems.
As a civilian, one could find that Army training and experience would be suitable in a wide variety of jobs ranging from manufacturing and production to warehousing and distribution work. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers are in high demand from contract work to working for the federal government in the FBI, ATF or the Secret Service.
89A Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist
89B Ammunition Specialist
89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist
Machines play such an important role in our lives that just about anywhere you go, you will find them in use, and wherever they are used, someone is needed to keep them going. The success of Army missions depends on keeping automotive and mechanical equipment in top working condition. As an integral member of the Mechanical Maintenance team, you will gain valuable experience in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical equipment ranging from the M-1 Abrams tank to generators. Manufacturing plants, industries, construction companies, state and local governments and apartment buildings all utilize equipment that is closely related to the kinds in the Army.
91A M-1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer
91B Wheel Vehicle Mechanic
91C Utilities Equipment Repairer (Heating and AC)
91D Power Generation Equipment Repairer
91E Allied Trades Specialist
91F Small Arms/Artillery Repairer
91G Fire Control Repairer
91H Track Vehicle Repair
91J Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer
91 L Construction Equipment Repairer
91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer
91P Artillery Mechanic
91S Stryker Systems Maintainer
The Army’s Quartermaster Branch studies and uses modern business methods to ensure the efficient and effective support of Soldiers and worldwide Army operations. Our relationship to fundamental business practices and industrial influence make Quartermaster skills in the Army’s Supply and Service arena easily transferable to civilian industries.
Skills learned through classroom and on-the-job training vary greatly. Some examples are as follows: supply data processor, inventory specialist, warehousing manager, food service management, mortuary sciences, air load and parachute preparation, fabric and upholstery repair and commercial laundry skills (hospital and hotel).
Logistical and supply skill sets learned in every Quartermaster MOS are some of the highest desired qualifications needed to fill those positions as well as in the aviation, oil industry, supply distribution and culinary professions.
CMF 94 Soldiers are highly trained professionals who are able to repair, maintain, and calibrate a wide variety of Army communications systems, missile systems, radar systems, Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equip¬ment (TMDE), and numerous other items of Army electronic maintenance and systems support equipment. CMF 94 maintainers support the maintenance life cycle functions of all Army systems and the mission readiness of the Army’s critical tactical and strategic combat systems as well as ground support systems. Soldiers are at all echelons of the force structure and can be assigned to units across the operational spectrum of the Army. There is an increasing need in the civilian sector for people with experience in the electronic maintenance field. The training and experience gained may prepare a person for a variety of civilian occupations in the electronics field, to include electronics testers, electronics assemblers, and electronics inspectors
94A Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer
94D Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer
94F Computer/Detection Systems Repairer
94H Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist
94M Radar Repairer
94P Artillery Rocket System Repairer
94R Avionic and Survivability Equipment Repairer
94S PATRIOT System Repairer
94T Avenger System Repairer
94Y Integrated Family of Test Equipment Operator and Maintainer
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