Army Enlisted Job (MOS) Descriptions

The Army calls their enlisted jobs MOSs, or "Military Occupation Specialties." The Army has around 190 MOSs available for enlisted Soldiers. Similar specialties are divided into "branches" or "fields." Below are the Army enlisted job fields. Click on each field so see a list of MOS's that fall under that branch, as well as links to complete information about that MOS (job).

Field 09 -- Native Language Speaker

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Field 09 -- Native Language Speaker, includes only one MOS (09L), Interpreter/Translator. These Soldiers are those the Army recruited for their native language ability, and perform translation and interpreter duties.

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Field 11 -- Infantry

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The Infantry Field includes four Army enlisted jobs (MOS's). Infantry is the oldest and largest branch in the US Army combat arms.

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Field 12 -- Corps of Engineers

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There are 22 enlisted MOS's included in the Corps of Engineer branch. Soldiers in this branch help the Army and the Nation in building structures, developing civil works program, working with natural resources as well as providing combat support on the battlefield. More

Field 13 -- Field Artillery

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The Field Artillery Field consists of 8 MOSs. The Army's Field Artillery Branch is responsible for neutralizing or suppressing the enemy by cannon, rocket, and missile fire and to help integrate all fire support assets into combined arms operations.

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Field 14 -- Air Defense Artillery

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Air Defense includes seven Army enlisted MOSs. Soldiers in this field implement tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of air defense systems.

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Field 15 -- Aviation

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There are 21 Army enlisted MOSs included in the Aviation Field.

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Field 18 -- Special Forces

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Famously known as the "Green Beret," Army Special Forces Soldiers are the elite of Army Special Operations. There are seven Army enlisted MOSs included in this branch.

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Field 19 -- Armor

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The Army's Armor Branch is responsible for all the tank and cavalry/forward reconnaissance operations on the battlefield. There are three Army enlisted MOS's included in this field. More

Field 25 -- Signal Corps

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16 enlisted MOS's make up the Army Signals branch. The Army's Signal Corps is responsible for all systems of communication for the entire Army. On every mission, communications and data management (handled by the Signal Corps) have become increasingly critical for the Army and its continued success. More

Field 27 -- Judge Advocate General's Corps

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There is only one Army enlisted MOS under this field, MOS 27D - Paralegal Specialist. They assist judges, Army lawyers and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work.

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Field 29 -- Electronic Warfare

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In the Electronic Warfare field, Cyberspace, and the broader electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), are optimized by soldiers and leaders who understand both the operational and technical dimensions of this segment of the operational environment. Soldiers and leaders are outfitted with cyber-electronic capabilities that enable a broad range of joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational activities during Full Spectrum Operations while concurrently reducing risk to the force.

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Field 31 -- Military Police

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The Military Police field includes four Army enlisted MOS's. The Army's Military Police can be utilized during offensive operations, defensive operations, stability operations, and civil support operations.

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Field 35 -- Military Intelligence

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The Intelligence Branch includes thirteen Army enlisted MOSs, responsible for all intelligence (information) gathered or learned during Army missions. More

Field 36 -- Financial Management

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The Finance field includes only one enlisted MOS, 36B - Financial Management Technician. Soldiers in this MOS are responsible for receiving and posting funding, commitment, and obligations documents to accounting and budget systems.

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Field 37 -- Psychological Operations

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Field 37 includes 37F - Psychological Operations Specialist. A Psychological Operations Specialist is an information and media specialist who can assess the information needs of a target population and develop and deliver the right message at the right time and place to create the intended result.

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Field 38 -- Civil Affairs

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The Civil Affairs field includes MOS 38B - Civil Affairs Specialist. Civil Affairs specialists identify critical requirements needed by local citizens in combat or crisis situations.

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Field 42 -- Adjutant General's Corps

There are three Army enlisted MOSs included in the Adjutant General's Corps, including band members and human resources specialists.

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Field 46 -- Public Affairs

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There are three Army enlisted MOS's included in the Public Affairs field. The Army Public Affairs Specialist 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.

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Field 51 -- Acquisition Corps

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There is one MOS in the Field of Acquisition Corps. 51C NCOs serve as contingency contracting officers in support of a headquarters, principal assistant responsible for contracting, contracting support brigades, contingency contracting battalions, and/or installation contracting offices for training and mission support.

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Field 56 -- Chaplain

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Chaplain Assistants (the only enlisted MOS assigned to this field) provide much-needed support to the Chaplains during missions and everyday activities. A Chaplain Assistant primarily provides support for the Unit Ministry Team programs and worship services.

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Field 68 -- Medical CMF

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The 24 enlisted MOSs in the Medical field provide medical care to members of the US Military and their family members.

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Field 74 -- Chemical

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The CW field includes MOS 74D - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist. CBRN Specialists plan, employ, and coordinate CBRN defense systems in support of joint and combined arms operations including CBRN reconnaissance systems, biological agent detection systems (BIDS), obscurant systems, CBRN decontamination systems, and other CBRN hazard detection and warning systems.

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Field 79 -- Recruiting and Retention

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The four MOS's in the Recruiting and Retention field are responsible for attracting and keeping high-quality enlisted Soldiers in the active Duty Army, Army Reserves, and ​Army National Guard.

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Field 88 -- Transportation

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There are nine enlisted MOS's in the Transportation Field. The Transportation Corps is responsible for moving supplies, troops and equipment anywhere on the globe. More

Field 89 -- Ammunition

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There are three enlisted MOS's assigned to the Ammunition Field. Ammunition, explosives, their components, and weapons are known within the Army as 'ordnance' and require proper care when dealing with them.

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Field 91 -- Mechanical Maintenance

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The Mechanical Maintenance field includes the 16 MOSs that are responsible for mechanical maintenance on Army vehicles and equipment.

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Field 92 -- Quartermaster Corps

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There are 10 Army enlisted jobs in the Supply and Logistics field. They are responsible for making sure equipment, materials and systems are available and functioning for missions. More

Field 94 -- Electronic/Missile Maintenance

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There are 16 Army enlisted jobs in the Electronic/Missile Maintenance field that are responsible for direct and general support (DS/GS) level maintenance on all electronic maintenance operations. More

Complete List of Army Enlisted MOS's

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A complete listing of Army jobs (MOS's) available for enlisted Soldiers. More

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