If you have a background in the medical, legal or chaplaincy fields, you can earn a direct commission as an Officer. Those who gain a direct commission will receive the rank determined by their career branch and serve in the Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Explore the direct commission-eligible areas below to see what the Army can offer you.

direct commission–eligible areas

Army Medical Department


The U.S. Army Medical Department is one of the largest and most advanced healthcare systems in the world. Earn a commission and take care of U.S. Soldiers and their families.

Learn about Army Medical Department



The JAG Corps is the Army’s law firm. Its lawyers, called Judge Advocates, represent the United States in both civil and criminal military matters.

Learn about Judge Advocate General's Corps

Army Chaplain Corps


U.S. Army Chaplains act as mentors and counselors to Soldiers seeking spiritual guidance.


Learn about Chaplain Corps

Army Cyber

Cyber Warrant Officers

Army Cyber is the Army's frontline of defense against hackers and network intrusion. 

Learn about Army Cyber


Direct Commission