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  • Repairing Avenger System

    Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember (14S)

    An air and missile defense crewmember is responsible for operating the avenger system, a lightweight, highly mobile weapon system that provides air defense protection against air and land attacks.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army ADA Soldiers

    Air Defense Artillery Officer (14A)

    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.

    They also become an expert in one or more of the following systems: the PATRIOT missile system and the AVENGER system.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • A Soldier supervises while a gunner raises the elevation of a Howitzer during training

    Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (14G)

    The 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.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Air defense enhanced early warning system operators

    Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator (14H)

    The air defense enhanced early warning system operators 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.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Armor Officers

    Armor Officer (19)

    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.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Inspection of M119-A2 weapon

    Cannon Crewmember (13B)

    Cannon crewmembers work the howitzer cannons that support infantry and tank units during combat, and play crucial roles in the Army’s success on the battlefield.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Cavalry soldier

    Cavalry Scout (19D)

    The cavalry scout is responsible for being the eyes and ears of the commander during battle. They engage the enemy in the field, track and report their activity and direct the employment of weapon systems to their locations.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Army soldier holding an artillery shell

    Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist (13D)

    A field artillery automated tactical data systems specialist is primarily responsible for operating the data systems for the Cannon and Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. They play a critical role in the delivery of fire support for infantry and tank units during combat.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • U.S. Army Field Artillery Sergeant Sibert verifying adjustments

    Field Artillery Firefinder RADAR Operator (13R)

    The field artillery firefinder radar operator is responsible for detecting enemy forces and alerting the units in the Army. Using a “firefinder” — which are highly specialized radars — they can detect various objects and their locations.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Artillery Soldiers

    Field Artillery Officer (13A)

    The field artillery officer leads the field artillery branch, who neutralizes the enemy by cannon, rocket and missile fire. The officer must be an expert in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of fire support systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers firing a howitzer

    Fire Support Specialist (13F)

    The fire support specialist is primarily responsible for the intelligence activities of the Army’s field artillery team.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Soldiers firing Javelin missile

    Indirect Fire Infantryman (11C)

    The indirect fire infantryman is a member of a mortar squad, section or platoon. The mortar has the most power and range of any weapon in an infantry unit.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • U.S. Army Infantry Soldiers

    Infantry Officer (11A)

    The infantry officer is responsible for leading the infantry and combined armed forces during land combat.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Soldiers with helicopters.

    Infantryman (11B)

    The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. They are responsible for defending our country against any threat by land, as well as capturing, destroying and repelling enemy ground forces.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Infantry Soldier on patrol

    Infantryman (11X)

    The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. It’s also the starting point for many advanced schools such as: Special Forces, Airborne School, Ranger School, Sniper School, and Pathfinder School.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • M1 Abrams Tank on road during the winter

    M1 Armor Crewman (19K)

    The M1 armor crewman is responsible for operating armored equipment such as the M1A2 Abrams to destroy enemy positions. As part of the tank and armor unit, they are ready to defend our country anywhere in the world.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • MLRS crewmembers prepare to load rockets

    Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS/HIMARS) Crewmember (13M)

    A multiple launch rocket system crewmember is responsible for operating and maintaining the entire multiple launch rocket system. They support infantry and tank units by supplementing cannon artillery during combat.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • PATRIOT fire control enhanced operator maintainer

    PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (14E)

    A PATRIOT fire control enhanced operator is responsible for operating/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.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • PATRIOT launching station enhanced operator/maintainers

    PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (14T)

    A 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. 

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Special Forces Candidate (18X)

    Special Forces candidates are given the opportunity to become a member of one of the most highly skilled combat forces in the world. But they must complete and endure the extensive mental/physical training in order to join the Army elite.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Spc Anderson on commo handset

    Special Forces Communications Sergeant (18E)

    Special forces communications sergeants can operate every kind of communications gear, from encrypted satellite communications systems to old-style high-frequency Morse key systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Soldiers on patrol

    Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C)

    Special forces engineer sergeants are specialists across a wide range of disciplines, from demolitions and constructions of field fortifications to topographic survey techniques.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Special Forces patch with Special Forces and Airborne tabs

    Special Forces Medical Sergeant (18D)

    Special forces medical sergeants are considered to be the finest first-response/trauma medical technicians in the world.

    Though they’re primarily trained with an emphasis on trauma medicine, they also have a working knowledge of dentistry, veterinary care, public sanitation, water quality and optometry.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Army SF Officer Capt Benander

    Special Forces Officer (18A)

    The  Special Forces officer is the team leader of an operational detachment alpha, a highly trained 12-man team that is deployed in rapid-response situations. The officer organizes the mission, outfits the team and debriefs them on the mission objective.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • Soldiers running across fight line

    Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18B)

    Special forces weapons sergeants are the weapons specialists. They’re capable of operating and maintaining a wide variety of U.S., allied and other foreign weaponry.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women