The Army is a large organization, made up of many different branches. Generally, your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) determines your branch. Below you’ll find a list of each branch, a description of its role within the U.S. Army structure, and its unique insignia.

  • BRANCH INSIGNIA

Adjutant General

 

ADJUTANT GENERAL INSIGNIA
Adjutant General Corps Soldiers are experts in personnel management. This branch helps Soldiers with tasks that affect their welfare.

 

Adjutant General Careers

Air Defense Artillery

AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY INSIGNIA
The Air Defense Artillery (ADA) branch specializes in anti-aircraft weaponry. This branch is responsible for protecting troops from aerial attacks and surveillance.

 

Air Defense Careers

Armor Insignia

ARMOR INSIGNIA
Armor Crewmembers use tanks and other track vehicles to engage enemy targets. 

 

Armor Careers

Aviation

AVIATION INSIGNIA
The Aviation branch is responsible for the coordination of Aviation operations from maintenance to control tower operations to tactical field missions. Army Aviators provide quick-strike and long-range target engagement during combat operations and are often responsible for transporting troops and supplies.

 

Aviation Careers

Band

ARMY MUSIC INSIGNIA
As a musician, you'll have the opportunity to play in many bands and ensembles, including brass and woodwind quintets, jazz combos, stage bands, rock and pop groups or Dixieland bands.

 

Army Music Careers

Cavalry Scout

CAVALRY SCOUTS INSIGNIA
Cavalry Scouts conduct reconnaissance missions to identify enemy activity. Because of the diversity of firepower they employ during combat, Cavalry Scouts are trained on more weapons systems than any other Soldier. 

 

Cavalry Careers

Chaplain

CHAPLAIN INSIGNIA
The Chaplain Branch is responsible for providing spiritual comfort and support to Army Soldiers of all religious backgrounds.

 

Chaplain Careers

Chemical

CHEMICAL INSIGNIA
The threat of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons requires the Army to have a corps of dedicated professionals capable of using the latest CBRN defense technology. The Chemical Branch protects our country from CBRN hazards and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

 

Chemical Careers

Civil Affairs

CIVIL AFFAIRS INSIGNIA
Civil Affairs officers identify critical requirements needed by local citizens in combat or crisis situations.

 

Civil Affairs Careers

Cyber Insignia

CYBER INSIGNIA
Cyber operations execute defensive and offensive cyberspace operations (DCO and OCO).

 

Cyber Careers

Electronic Warfare Insignia

ELECTRONIC WARFARE INSIGNIA
The electronic warfare branch advises and assists the commander on electronic warfare operations.

 

Electronic Warfare Careers

Engineer

ENGINEER INSIGNIA
Engineers build structures, develop civil works programs, work with natural resources and provide combat support. Engineers provide a variety of construction expertise to build and maintain roads, airfields, and other facilities.

 

Engineer Careers

Field Artillery

FIELD ARTILLERY INSIGNIA
The mission of the Field Artillery is to provide fire support in an operational environment. Field Artillery Soldiers must be trained in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of fire support systems.

 

Field Artillery Careers

Finance

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT INSIGNIA
Finance Branch Soldiers will learn to manage the preparation and payment of travel, how to account for the obligation and disbursement of public funds, and payment of salaries and wages. In addition to providing financial services for fellow Soldiers, Finance Soldiers play an important role in supporting logistical, medical and supply requirements during tactical missions.

 

Financial Management Careers

Infantry

INFANTRY INSIGNIA
The Infantry Branch is the main land combat force. They are responsible for meeting any threat by land.

 

Infantry Careers

JAG

JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL INSIGNIA
The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps is a government organization that operates like a court system. It’s practitioners, referred to as Judge Advocates, are licensed attorneys qualified to represent the Army and Army Soldiers in military legal matters.

 

Judge Advocate Careers

Medical

MEDICAL INSIGNIA
The Medical Branch is responsible for training doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.

 

Medical Careers

Military Intelligence

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE INSIGNIA
The Army's Military Intelligence branch is responsible for all intelligence gathered or learned during Army missions.
Military Intelligence Careers

Military Police

MILITARY POLICE INSIGNIA
The Army depends on Military Police (MP) to maintain order and discipline. They serve as the Army's law enforcement and security officers, and handle crimes committed on Army installations.


Military Police Careers

Ordnance

ORDNANCE INSIGNIA
Ordnance Branch Soldiers ensure that weapons systems, vehicles, and tactical support equipment are in perfect working condition.


Ordnance Careers

Psy Ops

PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS INSIGNIA
The Psychological Operations Branch is primarily responsible for the analysis, development and distribution of intelligence used for information and psychological effect.


Psychological Operations Careers

Public Affairs

PUBLIC AFFAIRS INSIGNIA
The Army Public Affairs Branch participates in and assists with the supervision and administration of Army public affairs programs primarily through news releases, newspaper articles, web-based material and photographs for use in military and civilian news media.


Public Affairs Careers

Quartermaster

QUARTERMASTER INSIGNIA
The Quartermaster Branch handles the logistics of providing Soldiers with food, water, petroleum, repair parts and other field services during a military or relief operation. 


Quartermaster Careers

Signal

SIGNAL INSIGNIA
Signal Corps Branch Soldiers are experts in operating and maintaining the Army’s data systems, and resources.


Signal Careers

Special Forces

SPECIAL FORCES INSIGNIA
The Special Forces branch contains some of the most skilled Soldiers in the world. Special Forces Soldiers operate in small teams to accomplish sensitive missions.


Special Forces Careers

Transportation

TRANSPORTATION INSIGNIA
Transportation Branch Soldiers are responsible for operating U.S. Army heavy equipment and ensuring that Soldiers in the field receive the critical supplies they need to complete the mission.


Transportation Careers

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