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Combat Soldiers

Combat Careers

  • Air Defense Artillery Officer (14A)

    The Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Officer leads the air defense artillery branch at all levels of command. ADA officers manage modern complicated military computers on complex networks, communications equipment systems, and radars in order to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces from aerial attack, missile attack, and aerial surveillance.  ADA officers are responsible for the tactical employment, command and control, and the airspace management of air defense artillery missile and gun units. They must be an expert in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of air defense systems.

    They also become experts in one or more of the following systems: the Patriot/THAAD missile system; the AVENGER and Counter-Rocket, Mortar, Artillery (C-RAM) system; associated radars; and command and control computer systems.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Armor Officers

    Armor Officer (19A)

    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 Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Field Artillery Officer talking to 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 Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers training in a field.

    Infantry Officer (11A)

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

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Special Forces Officer wearing Army service uniform.

    Special Forces Officer (18A)

    The Special Forces Officer is a captain who is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and participating in Special Forces operations. He has several duties, including training, resource management, mission and logistics planning, and working with U.S. and foreign government agencies.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None