Army Officer Branches

Adjutant General Insignia
Adjutant General Insignia

Adjutant General

An Adjutant General officer is responsible for helping Soldiers with the tasks that affect their overall welfare and well being, while assisting commanders by keeping Soldiers combat ready. In many cases, the duties of an Adjutant General officer are similar to the function of a high-level human resources executive in the civilian world. Officers are leaders, and being a leader in the Army requires certain qualities such as self-discipline, initiative, confidence and intelligence.

Air Defense Artillery Insignia
Air Defense Artillery Insignia

Air Defense Artillery

The Air Defense Artillery officer leads Soldiers who protect U.S. forces from aerial attack, missile attack and enemy surveillance. They must be experts in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of air defense systems. They also become an expert in one or more of the following systems: the PATRIOT missile system and the AVENGER system.

Armor Insignia
Armor Insignia


Armor officers are responsible for tank and cavalry/forward reconnaissance operations on the battlefield. The role of an Armor officer is to be a leader in operations specific to the Armor Branch and to lead others in many areas of combat operations.

Aviation Insiginia
Aviation Insignia


An Aviation officer is first an expert aviator, but is also responsible for the coordination of aviation operations from maintenance to control tower operations to tactical field missions. From providing quick-strike and long-range target engagement during combat operations to hauling troops and supplies, Army helicopter units play a critical role in getting the job done in many situations.

Chemical Corps Insignia
Chemical Corps Insignia

Chemical Corps

A Chemical Corps officer advises the commander on issues regarding nuclear, biological and radiological warfare, defense and homeland protection. Chemical officers also employ Chemical units in combat with chemical, smoke and flame weapons, technology and management.  Officers are leaders, and being a leader in the Army requires certain qualities such as self-discipline, initiative, confidence and intelligence.

Army Corps of Engineer Insignia
Corps of Engineers Insignia

Corps of Engineers

An officer in the Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for providing support in a full spectrum of engineering duties. Engineer officers help the Army and the Nation in building structures, developing civil works programs, working with natural resources as well as providing combat support on the battlefield.

Cyber Insignia
Cyber Insignia


Cyber officers apply the profession of arms within the cyberspace warfighting domain. A Cyber officer must be technically versed in order to leverage new-edge technologies and highly, technical skilled teams. They must also effectively be able to articulate cyberspace operations to others and integrate technical capabilities into combined arms, joint and coalition warfare operations.

Field Artillery Insignia
Field Artillery Insignia

Field Artillery

The Field Artillery branch is responsible for neutralizing or suppressing the enemy by cannon, rocket and missile fire and to help integrate all fire support assets into combined arms operations. The role of a Field Artillery officer is to be a leader in operations specific to the Field Artillery branch and to be an expert in the tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of fire support systems.

Fiance Corps insignia
Finance Corps Insignia

Finance Corps

The Finance Corps is responsible for sustaining operations through purchasing and acquiring supplies and services. Officers in the Finance Corps make sure commercial vendors are paid, contractual obligations are met, balancing and projecting budgets, paying Soldiers for their services and other financial matters associated with keeping the Army running.

Infantry insignia
Infantry Insignia


An Infantry officer is responsible for leading and controlling the Infantry and combined armed forces during land combat. They are also involved in coordinating employment of Infantry Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.

Military intelligence insignia
Military Intelligence Insignia

Military Intelligence

Military Intelligence officers are always out front, providing essential intelligence and in many courses of action act to counter or neutralize identified intelligence threats. The Military Intelligence officer also uses intelligence systems and data to reduce uncertainty of enemy, terrain and weather conditions for a commander.

Military Police Insignia
Military Police Insignia

Military Police

Military Police officers are utilized in direct combat and during peacetime to lead other Military Police Soldiers while they serve five main functions:

  1. maneuver and mobility support,
  2. area security,
  3. law and order,
  4. internment and resettlement and
  5. police intelligence.
Ordnance Insignia
Ordnance Insignia


Ordnance officers are responsible for ensuring that weapons systems, vehicles and equipment are ready and available- and in perfect working order-at all times. Ordnance officers and the Soldiers they lead are a critical component in the Army's success. Ordnance officers also oversee the developing, testing, fielding, handling, storage and disposal of munitions.

Quartermaster Insignia
Quartermaster Insignia


Quartermaster officers are responsible for making sure equipment, materials and systems are available and functioning for missions. More specifically, Quartermaster officers provide supply support for Soldiers and units in field services, aerial delivery and material and distribution management.

Signal Corps Insignia
Signal Corps Insignia

Signal Corps

A Signal Corps officer must be an expert in planning, installing, integrating, operating and maintaining the Army's voice, data and information systems, services and resources. Signal officers must be highly intelligent, forward-thinking and have a complete knowledge of communications and data management technologies.

Transportation Insignia
Transportation Corps Insignia

Transportation Corps

Transportation officers are experts in the systems, vehicles and procedures in moving troops and supplies in the Army. Transportation officers are responsible for commanding and controlling transportation operations and combined armed forces during land combat.

Medical Services Insignia.
Medical Services Corps Insignia

Medical Services Corps

Medical Services Corps officers are essential in treating and helping the overall health of Soldiers and their families. They are also responsible for much of the medical research that takes place in the Army. From medical field such as optometry and podiatry to laboratory sciences to behavioral sciences, the Army Medical Services Corps includes many areas of specialty.