U.S. Army Branches

Adjutant General's Corps

Description - An adjutant general officer is responsible for providing personnel support that affects Soldiers’ overall welfare and well-being, while assisting commanders by accounting for and keeping Soldiers combat-ready.

Air Defense Artillery

Description - The air defense artillery officer leads the air defense artillery branch, who protects U.S. forces from aerial attack, missile attack and enemy surveillance. They must be an expert in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of air defense systems.


Description - 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.


Description - Aviation officers coordinate/lead operations using Army helicopters: OH-58 Kiowa, UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook and the AH-64 Apache. These operations can haul troops and carry supplies, as well as provide quick-strike and long-range target engagement.

Chaplain Corps

Description - Army Chaplains ministers to Army soldiers and, in most cases, their families and civilians working for the Army.  In some cases they will also work with local civilians within an area of operations.

Chemical Corps

Corps of Engineers

Field Artillery

Finance Corps


JAG Corps

Medical Service Corps

Military Intelligence

Military Police Corps

Nursing Corps

Ordnance Corps

Quartermaster Corps

Signal Corps

Transportation Corps


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