The United States Army uses various personnel management systems to classify soldiers in different specialties which they receive specialized and formal training on once they have successfully completed Basic Combat Training (BCT).

Enlisted soldiers are categorized by their assigned job called a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). MOS are labeled with a short alphanumerical code called a military occupational core specialty code (MOSC), which consists of a two-digit number appended by a Latin letter. Related MOSs are grouped together by Career Management Fields (CMF). For example, an enlisted soldier with MOSC 11B works as an infantryman (his MOS), and is part of CMF 11 (the CMF for infantry).

Commissioned officers are classified by their area of concentration, or AOC. Just like enlisted MOSCs, AOCs are two digits plus a letter. Related AOCs are grouped together by specific branch of the Army or by broader in scope functional areas (FA). Typically, an officer will start in an AOC of a specific branch and move up to an FA AOC.

Warrant officers are classified by warrant officer military occupational specialty, or WOMOS. Codes consists of three digits plus a letter. Related WOMOS are grouped together by Army branch.

The Army is currently restructuring its personnel management systems, as of 2019.[1][2][3] Changes took place in 2004 and continued into 2013. Changes include deleting obsolete jobs, merging redundant jobs, and using common numbers for both enlisted CMFs and officer AOCs (e.g. "35" is military intelligence for both officers and enlisted).

Immaterial & Personnel Special Reporting Codes

Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Infantry Branch (IN)

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Officer

Enlisted

Corps of Engineers Branch (EN)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Field Artillery Branch (FA)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Air Defense Artillery Branch (ADA)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Aviation Branch (AV)

Officer

Warrant

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Enlisted

Cyber Branch (CY)

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Officer[4][5]

Warrant[4][5]

Enlisted[4][5]

Special Forces (SF)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Armor Branch (AR)

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Officer

Enlisted

Signal Corps Branch (SC)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Information Network Engineering Functional Area (FA 26)

Effective 1 October 2016, Functional Areas 24 and 53 were merged into FA 26.

Officer

Judge Advocate General Branch (JA)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Information Operations Functional Area (FA 30)

Officer

Military Police Branch (MP)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Strategic Intelligence Functional Area (FA 34)

Officer

Military Intelligence Branch (MI)

Officer[6]

Warrant[6]

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Enlisted

Finance & Comptroller Branch (FC)

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Officer

Enlisted

Psychological Operations Branch (PO)

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Officer

Enlisted

Civil Affairs Branch (CA)

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Officer

Enlisted

Space Operations Functional Area (FA 40)

Officer

Adjutant General Corps (AG)

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Officer

Warrant

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Enlisted

Recruiting

Public Affairs Functional Area (FA and CMF 46)

Officer

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Enlisted

Academy Professor Functional Area (FA 47)

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Officer

Foreign Area Officer Functional Area (FA 48)

Officer

Operations Research/Systems Analysis (ORSA) Functional Area (FA 49)

Officer

Force Management Functional Area (FA 50)

Officer

Army Acquisition Corps (FA and CMF 51)

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Officer

Noncommissioned Officer

Nuclear and Counter WMD Functional Area (FA 52)

Officer

Chaplain Branch (CH)

Officer

Enlisted

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Simulation Operations Functional Area (FA 57)

Officer

Army Marketing Functional Area (FA 58)

Officer

Strategic Plans and Policy Functional Area (FA 59)

Officer

Medical Department Branches

Medical Corps Branch (MC)

Officer

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Dental Corps Branch (DC)

Officer

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Veterinary Corps Branch (VC)

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Officer

Warrant

Medical Specialist Corps Branch (SP)

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Officer

Nurse Corps Branch (AN)

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Officer

Medical Service Corps Branch (MS)

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Officer

Warrant

Medical CMF

Enlisted

Health Services FA[edit]

Officer

Laboratory Sciences FA[edit]

Officer

Preventive Medicine Sciences FA[edit]

Officer

Behavioral Sciences FA[edit]

Officer

Chemical Corps (CM)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Logistics Corps

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As of 1 Jan 2008, all officers from Quartermaster, Transportation and Ordnance branches who have attended the Captain's Career Course, with the exception of EOD officers (89E), are transitioned to the Logistics branch.

Officer

Transportation Branch (TC)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Ammunition CMF, Mechanical Maintenance CMF & Ordnance Branch (OD)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

Quartermaster Corps Branch (QM)

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Officer

Warrant

Enlisted

See also

References

  1. ^ (2019) Five thing Army officers and units should know about the Assignment Interactive Module
  2. ^ Michael J. Colarusso and David S. Lyle (February 2014) Senior officer talent management: fostering institutional adaptability
  3. ^ Devon L. Suits, Army News Service (APRIL 24, 2019) Army makes big changes to centralized promotion board system
  4. ^ a b c Army Cyber branch offers Soldiers new challenges, opportunities, WWW.ARMY.MIL, by Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office, dated 24 November 2014, last accessed 1 February 2015
  5. ^ a b c Department of the Army Pamphlet 670–1, Guide to the Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia Archived 2014-05-06 at the Wayback Machine, dated 2 December 2014, last accessed 24 December 2014
  6. ^ a b Pamphlet 600–3 Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management, Department of the Army, dated 3 December 2014, last accessed 28 March 2015
  7. ^ New marketing job lets officers steward Army brand, Army.mil, by Thomas Brading (Army News Service), dated 16 December 2019, last accessed 1 January 2020
  8. ^ [https://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs/DR_a/pdf/web/ARN18403_AD2019_25_FINAL.pdf Army Directive 2019-25 (Establishment of the Office of the Chief Army Enterprise Marketing)], Secretary of the Army Memorandum, dated 1 August 2019, last accessed 1 January 2020