Army Officer Skill Identification Codes: A Complete List

While all Army Officers have one primary specialty, through both Army and civilian educational resources, they can learn new skills.

The Army has a letter and number system to keep track of extra skills that both enlisted soldiers and commissioned officers have gained.

For enlisted soldiers, they have ASIs (Additional Skill Identifiers) and SQI (Special Qualification Identifiers).

Army Officers have skill codes that are part of the OPMS (Officer Personnel Management System)

In today’s post, I decided to dive into the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) and view all the skill identification codes listed.

I will share them with you one by one and provide a brief description.

Identifiers with no description should be understood just by the name.

You will find that most of the latter skill codes can be distinguished by their name.

So, here is a complete list of Army Officer Skill Identification Codes:

 

1B SEXUAL HARASSMENT/ASSAULT RESPONSE & PREVENTION

It is a prime directive that Army leaders are trained in SHARP.

With education, the behaviors associated with sexual assaults and harassment will be minimized.

Visit the SHARP website here.

1D IMAGERY INTELLIGENCE OFFICER

This skill means the individual has the ability to analyze aerial imagery.

These Officers are experts in seeing what many of us would not see.

An example assignment: Major Morrison will study images of drone images from a warehouse assumed of holding terrorist arms. He will look for signs of this assumption along with examining various points of entry and any civilian presence.

1E ARMY KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Using all the knowledge and information the Army has, these experts are able to find that information and use it for training and any other purposes it is called for.

1J OPERATIONAL ELECTRONIC WARFARE OPERATIONS

As we move into new realms of types of warfare, this is a wise skill for Officers.

Understanding the operational aspects of cyber warfare are the primary duties for this skill.

1K TACTICAL ELECTRONIC WARFARE OPERATIONS

This skill identifier goes hand in hand with 1J, but this is the tactical part of cyber warfare.

1S SUICIDE INTERVENTION TRAINER

With high rates of suicide falling back on PTSD issues, this person will play a major role in training Army leaders methods to help prevent and intervene in possible suicide situations.

1X GREEN BELT IN LEAN SIX SIGMA

Lean Six Sigma is a process that is about removing waste in time, resources and other items that seem to kill many businesses.

There are 3 levels of this skill as shown below.

1Y BLACK BELT IN LEAN SIX SIGMA
1Z MASTER BLACK BELT IN LEAN SIX SIGMA
2A NON-LETHAL WEAPONS TRAINER

There are many forms of weapons made to put people down without killing them.

This individual trains soldiers in the proper use of these weapons.

2B AIR ASSAULT

This individual is trained in all aspects of attacking from the air.

2H COMPUTER NETWORK DEFENSE (CND)

This, and the 2 following skills are about cyber warfare.

2J COMPUTER NETWORK ATTACK (CNA)
2K COMPUTER NETWORK EXPLOIT (CNE)
3A JOINT DUTY ASSIGNMENT QUALIFIED

Understanding, and having the ability to work with other armed force components.

Major Thone will work with 2 Navy Seals and 1 Air Force Commander to develop a plan in attacking an Al Qaeda outpost centered in a heavily populated civilian area.

3C OPERATIONAL CONTRACTING SUPPORT OFFICER

This skill deals with logistics and both military and civilian contracts.

He/she will manage the contracting of supplies and equipment from various resources.

3D GOVERNMENT CONTRACT AND FISCAL LAW SPECIALIST

This expert understands the laws in Government contracting.

He/she makes sure the Army is getting what they pay for and all contracts are handled correctly.

3F NATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This is a think-tank expert in the development of technological tools to better the Army and its personnel.

3G CLAIMS/LITIGATION SPECIALIST

This is self explanatory.

He/she is able to determine if the Army should pursue claims or litigation if contracts are broken.

3H JOINT PLANNER

Captain Jule is working with Marine, Air Force and Coast Guard experts in planning joint training exercises in the Adriatic Sea area.

3I BASIC MILITARY JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

This expert understands and implements all aspects of the UCMJ.

3J M1A2 ABRAMS TANK

This is an expert in all operations and maintenance of the Abrams Tank.

3K JOINT COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS (C3)

This expert is able to lead at joint operation levels.

3L JOINT QUALIFIED OFFICER (JQO)

This individual has the ability to work in joint coordination efforts.

3M SENIOR MILITARY JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

This is similar to the senior attorney in a civilian law firm.

3N INTERNATIONAL LAW SPECIALIST

Captain Bridgeton will advise Colonel Deal on all matters of Shariah Law before deployment to Kuwait.

Captain Bridgeton is an expert in International Law.

3P EXPERT MILITARY JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

This expert is the go-to person for all justice issues.

3Q STRATEGIC DEBRIEFER AND INTERROGATOR

This individual has learned the proper questioning techniques to gain the best information.

3R FORCE MANAGEMENT

This expert understands all aspects of leading large quantities of troops.

3S UNIT AIR MOVEMENTS OFFICER

This subject matter expert knows all the aspects of transporting units by air to deployment zones.

3T MASTER MILITARY JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

Versed in all matters of law and justice.

3Z MORTAR UNIT OFFICER

This person has been trained in the leadership of mortar units.

4B OPERATIONS RESEARCH/SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

This individual has trained in researching and developing systems for the Army.

4J POSTAL

Mail and the delivery of it is important for morale.

4K ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

No, it isn’t just in the movies; the Army does have experts in this area.

4N HEALTH CARE RECRUITER

This individual is trained in the recruitment of skilled health care professionals.

4S ATTACHE

These are Officers attached to ambassadors or VIPs.

Lieutenant Colonel Burk will escort Ambassador Jillian to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria.

4T RECRUITING OFFICER
4V MORTUARY AFFAIRS OFFICER

Death occurs, and this expert understands how to properly handle funerals and burials.

4W UNDERWATER SPECIAL OPERATIONS

When a mission calls for underwater works, this is the go-to expert.

4X MILITARY FREE FALL SPECIAL OPERATIONS

In some cases, free-falling is the answer to putting troops into dangerous area unnoticed.

The 4X is the expert in doing this.

4Z CERTIFIED ARMY ACQUISITION CORPS OFFICER

Acquiring items for the Army is the main duty here.

5A JOINT AIR TACTICAL OPERATIONS OFFICER

Working on joint operations when it comes to air support and combat operations is of utmost importance to make sure everything runs smoothly.

5B VISUAL INFORMATION

Managing information visually taken.

5C COMMAND AND CONTROL DIGITAL MASTER GUNNER

As technology grows, we find that gunnery controls can be managed digitally from a long distance from the actual location.

This expert can command and control digital gunnery.

5D ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM MANAGER

Develops, produces and distributes Signal Operating Instructions.

5E BATTLE COMMAND SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

This expert is able to provide troops with extreme knowledge before acting upon missions.

5H NUCLEAR TARGET ANALYST

We hope that this expert will not have to be used but if need be, he/she can provide all the data to determine the best nuclear targets.

5K INSTRUCTOR
5N INSPECTOR GENERAL
5P PARACHUTIST
5Q PATHFINDER

This individual is an expert at navigation.

Lieutenant Peterson was given the mission of creating a map for the Special Forces team due to his Pathfinder abilities.

5R RANGER
5S RANGER-PARACHUTIST
5T EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISOR

Just as all corporations have someone who understands all the intricate details of Equal Opportunity, the Army also has these experts.

5U AIR OPERATIONS OFFICER

This is the go-to expert for all air operations.

Colonel McGuire was consulted about the helicopter rescues of civilians from Syria.

5V ENGINEER DIVING OFFICER
5W JUMPMASTER
5X HISTORIAN
5Y CIVIL DEFENSE OFFICER

This person is an expert in maintaining order and defending the home-front.

6B BATTALION/BRIGADE S6 OFFICER
6C ECONOMIST
6D PUBLIC EDUCATION OFFICER
6E CIVIL SUPPLY OFFICER

This Officer helps supply civilians.

6F PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OFFICER
6G PUBLIC FACILITIES OFFICER
6H PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER
6M MOBILIZATION AND DEMOBILIZATION OPERATIONS
6N BRIGAGE S6 OFFICER
6P MASTER FITNESS TRAINER
6Q ADDITIONAL DUTY SAFETY OFFICER

This is the expert who will make sure that all safety measures are in place on additional duty jobs.

6R PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
6S ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES PROGRAM
6T MILITARY AUDITOR
6U AGRICULTURAL OFFICER
6V CULTURAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
6W ARCHIVIST
6X ARMY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES PROGRAM
6Y INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT
6Z STRATEGIST
7E CHAPLAIN EDUCATION AND TRAINING
7F PASTORAL COORDINATION
7K MARRIAGE AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
7L FAMILY MINISTRY PASTORAL SKILLS SPECIALIST
7M CHAPLAIN RESOURCE MANAGER
7Q TRAINING DEVELOPMENT

This expert helps develop training programs.

7R HOSPITAL MINISTRIES
7S COMBAT MEDICAL PASTORAL CARE SPECIALIST
7T CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST
7Y CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENTS
8A CRITICAL CARE NURSING
8D MIDWIFERY
8R MASTER RESILIENCE TRAINER
8T BLOOD BANKING
8X ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT ACQUISITION OFFICER

In charge of acquiring medical supplies.

8Z MEDICAL RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION
9A MEDICAL PROFICIENCY (ALL AMEDD CORPS)
9B MEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC, DC, VC AND AMSC ONLY)
9C MEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC, DC AND VC ONLY)
9D MEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC, DC AND VC ONLY)
9E MEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC AND DC ONLY)
9F MEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC AND DC ONLY)
9I HEALTH FACILITIES PLANNER
A2 OH-58A/C SCOUT PILOT
A3 OH-58D SCOUT PILOT
A4 OH-58D WARRIOR PILOT
A6 ARH-70A PILOT
B1 UH-1 PILOT
B2 UH-60 PILOT
B3 UH-60M PILOT
B4 UH-72A PILOT
B5 EH-60 PILOT
C2 CH-47D PILOT
C3 CH-47F PILOT
C8 ADAM/BAE
D5 AH-64A PILOT
D7 AH-64D PILOT
D9 AH-64D LONGBOW BLOCK III PILOT
E3 C-20 PILOT
E5 C-12 PILOT
E8 C-26 PILOT
E9 FCA-XX PILOT
F3 RC-12 PILOT
F4 RC-12K/N PILOT
G5 EXPERIMENTAL TEST PILOT
G6 AVIATION MAINTENANCE OFFICER
G8 AVIATION SAFETY OFFICER
G9 MULTI-AIRCRAFT AVIATION OFFICER
K4 SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATION
K5 MH-60K PILOT
K6 MH-47E/G PILOT
K9 SPECIAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT
L6 NUCLEAR/BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL (NBC) RECONNAISSANCE
L7 JOINT FIRES OBSERVER
L8 JOINT OPERATIONAL FIRES AND EFFECTS
M1 ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
M2 EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
M3 AVIATION MEDICINE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
M4 CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
M5 EMERGENCY NURSING
M6 SURVIVAL, EVASION, RESISTANCE AND ESCAPE PSYCHOLOGIST
M7 DIVING MEDICAL OFFICER
M8 PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
M9 CASE MANAGEMENT NURSE
N1 AVIATION MEDICINE NURSE PRACTITIONER
N2 CLINICAL INFOMATICS OFFICER
N3 REGISTERED NURSE FIRST ASSISTANT
N4 ENVIRONMENT ENGINEER
N5 FORENSIC BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
N6 PAIN MEDICINE
N9 COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS PLANNER
P1 THEATER LOGISTICS (TLOG) STUDIES PROGRAM
P4 TACTICAL INFORMATION OPERATIONS
Q4 JOINT TACTICAL GROUND STATION OPERATOR
Q7 INTELL, SURVEILLANCE & RECONNAISSANCE SYNCHRONIZATION
R1 CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR RESPONDER
R4 STRYKER ARMORED VEHICLE OPERATIONS/MAINTENANCE
R6 PROTECTIVE SERVICE OFFICER (PENDING APPROVAL)
R7 ARMY RECONNAISANCE
R8 PETROLEUM AND WATER OFFICER
R9 AERIAL DELIVERY AND MATERIAL OFFICER
S1 AMEDD SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICER
S4 SAPPER LEADER
S7 SIMULATIONS OPERATIONS
T3 AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY FIRE COORDINATION OFFICER(ADAFC)
T4 ADA FIRE COORDINATOR OFFICER
T5 PATRIOT TOP GUN
T6 TACTICAL EXPLOITATION SYSTEMS
T7 GROUND RECONNAISSANCE SPECIALIST
T8 CIVIL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
T9 CRIMINAL ANALYSIS SPECIALIST
U8 ASYMMETRIC WARFARE OPERATIONAL SUPPORT
U9 ASYMMETRIC WARFARE OPERATIONAL SPECIALIST
V8 SPECIAL TECH OPS (STO) PLANNER
V9 SPECIAL TECH OPS (STO) CHIEF
W1 FACILITIES PLANNER
W2 GEOSPATIAL OFFICER
W3 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
W4 DEGREED ENGINEER
W5 PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
W6 PROJECT ENGINEER
W7 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
X3 OPERATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Y7 SENSOR MANAGER OPERATIONS

 

Final Thoughts

This is as complete a list as I can find, but the Army is adding other skill identifiers often, so if you know of any more, please share with us in the comments area below.

All comments and questions can be posted there too.

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5 thoughts on “Army Officer Skill Identification Codes: A Complete List”

  1. Before Special Forces became its own branch in 1987, I held a specialty code of Prefix 3 (Special Forces Officer) while being a basic branch armor officer. At the time. armor officers were coded 1203 and cavalry officers 1204. So I was a 31203 and then 31204. Does the Army still identify Special Forces-qualified officers who are not branched Special Forces?

  2. I appreciate the list of skill identification codes but I was wondering how one goes about getting a code added to their record? For example I qualify for 6H (Public Safety Officer) by virtue of my degree but I have no idea how to apply for credit.

    1. My suggestion is to go to your Army career counselor and explain it to he/she sir. If that doesn’t work, please come back and say something, and I will dig further.

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