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Specialty Jobs

From careers in STEM and cybersecurity to music and the Green Berets, the Army’s specialized job units offer unique, meaningful ways to make a difference and serve your country.

Bring Your Expertise To The Army

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Special Operations

A world-renowned division composed of elite military specialists, Soldiers in the Special Operations unit work in small, tactical teams on the most varied and sensitive missions the Army undertakes. Make your name and build a legacy as a Psychological Operations Specialist, Civil Affairs Officer, or in the Army’s legendary Special Ops units: the Rangers, the Green Berets, and the Night Stalkers.

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Army Medical Department (AMEDD)

Start your medical career as an Army Officer in one of the most crucial, largest comprehensive health care systems in the world. Your passion for medicine and care will serve an important need and make a lasting impact on the lives of Soldiers, their families, and veterans who have served our country.

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Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG)

Defend our Soldiers and quickly develop your professional skills while practicing law in a wide range of legal fields. Once you complete your specialized training in the JAG School, you’ll be trusted to take on high-level legal responsibilities, including providing vital legal advice to senior Army officials,and immediate hands-on opportunities in courtrooms around the world.

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Army Cyber

Use skills like programming and data science to fight cybersecurity threats on the 21st Century battlefield. From planning electronic disruptions of enemies to analyzing information to provide intelligence to the Army, you’ll be defending against network attacks, malicious software and viruses on the cyber front lines.

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Army Aviation

Fly some of the most advanced aircraft in the world while playing a key role in high-stakes aviation missions like combat and rescue, intelligence gathering, and humanitarian relief. There’s an aviation role for every skill set, from piloting and maintaining airplanes, helicopters, drones, and missile systems, to analyzing data about incoming enemy aerial attacks.

Army Chaplain talking to a Soldier in the field. Army Chaplain talking to a Soldier in the field.

Army Chaplain Corps

Help guide our Soldiers through life’s triumphs and tragedies as a spiritual leader in the Army. The Army’s Chaplain School prepares clergy of all religious denominations to serve God and country and safeguard the free exercise of religion within the military.

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Army Bands

Make music your career in one of of the U.S. Army Bands while you play among some of the most skilled and versatile musicians in the world. With more than 17 different instrumental and technical specialties to choose from, an Army Band career offers a way to explore your passion while you develop your skills and earn a steady income.

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Common Questions About Specialty Jobs

Can I receive a direct commission for an Army specialty job?

Yes, a direct commission promotes civilians with professional experience directly to an Officer rank. As a direct commissioned Officer, you’ll apply your knowledge and skill in your area of expertise to become an Army leader.

Do specialty careers pay for education?

Specialty careers offer Student Loan Repayment on existing loans and graduate-level courses, allow you to earn college credit while on active duty, and offer paid continuing education, depending on the specialty career in which you serve.

Do specialty careers pay more?

In addition to Basic Pay, there are many types of Army special duty pay for Soldiers and Officers with special skills or duties that carry extra responsibility or risk.

Do specialized careers require Basic Training?

Enlisted Soldiers, including those who join Army Bands, will need to attend Basic Training. Direct commission Officers will attend the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC), an intensive physical, weapons, and leadership course that prepares you to serve as an Officer. Additional training in the Direct Commission Course (DCC) gives you an orientation to your branch's duties and introduces you to the Army way of life.