Army Officer Skill Identification Codes: A Complete List

In today’s post, I’d like to share a detailed list of Army Officer Skill Identification Codes. 

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 gained. For enlisted Soldiers, they have ASIs (Additional Skill Identifiers) and SQI (Special Qualification Identifiers). On the other hand, Army officers have skill codes that are part of the OPMS (Officer Personnel Management System).

In the Army, Additional Skill Identifiers (ASIs) show extra skills, training, and qualification a soldier may possess. These skills are in addition to their Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) classification. The Army maintains an extensive list of all additional skill identifiers that provides information about the soldiers that are eligible to hold the designation. ~ liveaboutdotcom

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.

army officer skills identification codes

Army Officer Skill Identification Codes

Here is a complete list of Army Officer Skill Identification Codes, I could assemble online.

1BSEXUAL 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.

1DIMAGERY 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.

1EARMY 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.

1JOPERATIONAL 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.

1KTACTICAL ELECTRONIC WARFARE OPERATIONS

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

1SSUICIDE 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.

1XGREEN 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.

1YBLACK BELT IN LEAN SIX SIGMA
1ZMASTER BLACK BELT IN LEAN SIX SIGMA
2ANON-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.

2BAIR ASSAULT

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

2HCOMPUTER NETWORK DEFENSE (CND)

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

2JCOMPUTER NETWORK ATTACK (CNA)
2KCOMPUTER NETWORK EXPLOIT (CNE)
3AJOINT 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.

3COPERATIONAL 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.

3DGOVERNMENT 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.

3FNATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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

3GCLAIMS/LITIGATION SPECIALIST

This is self explanatory.

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

3HJOINT PLANNER

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

3IBASIC MILITARY JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

This expert understands and implements all aspects of the UCMJ.

3JM1A2 ABRAMS TANK

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

3KJOINT COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS (C3)

This expert is able to lead at joint operation levels.

3LJOINT QUALIFIED OFFICER (JQO)

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

3MSENIOR MILITARY JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

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

3NINTERNATIONAL 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.

3PEXPERT MILITARY JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

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

3QSTRATEGIC DEBRIEFER AND INTERROGATOR

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

3RFORCE MANAGEMENT

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

3SUNIT AIR MOVEMENTS OFFICER

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

3TMASTER MILITARY JUSTICE PRACTITIONER

Versed in all matters of law and justice.

3ZMORTAR UNIT OFFICER

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

4BOPERATIONS RESEARCH/SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

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

4JPOSTAL

Mail and the delivery of it is important for morale.

4KARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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

4NHEALTH CARE RECRUITER

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

4SATTACHE

These are Officers attached to ambassadors or VIPs.

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

4TRECRUITING OFFICER
4VMORTUARY AFFAIRS OFFICER

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

4WUNDERWATER SPECIAL OPERATIONS

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

4XMILITARY 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.

4ZCERTIFIED ARMY ACQUISITION CORPS OFFICER

Acquiring items for the Army is the main duty here.

5AJOINT 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.

5BVISUAL INFORMATION

Managing information visually taken.

5CCOMMAND 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.

5DELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM MANAGER

Develops, produces and distributes Signal Operating Instructions.

5EBATTLE COMMAND SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

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

5HNUCLEAR 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.

5KINSTRUCTOR
5NINSPECTOR GENERAL
5PPARACHUTIST
5QPATHFINDER

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.

5RRANGER
5SRANGER-PARACHUTIST
5TEQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISOR

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

5UAIR OPERATIONS OFFICER

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

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

5VENGINEER DIVING OFFICER
5WJUMPMASTER
5XHISTORIAN
5YCIVIL DEFENSE OFFICER

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

6BBATTALION/BRIGADE S6 OFFICER
6CECONOMIST
6DPUBLIC EDUCATION OFFICER
6ECIVIL SUPPLY OFFICER

This Officer helps supply civilians.

6FPUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OFFICER
6GPUBLIC FACILITIES OFFICER
6HPUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER
6MMOBILIZATION AND DEMOBILIZATION OPERATIONS
6NBRIGAGE S6 OFFICER
6PMASTER FITNESS TRAINER
6QADDITIONAL DUTY SAFETY OFFICER

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

6RPUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
6SADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES PROGRAM
6TMILITARY AUDITOR
6UAGRICULTURAL OFFICER
6VCULTURAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
6WARCHIVIST
6XARMY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES PROGRAM
6YINSTALLATION MANAGEMENT
6ZSTRATEGIST
7ECHAPLAIN EDUCATION AND TRAINING
7FPASTORAL COORDINATION
7KMARRIAGE AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
7LFAMILY MINISTRY PASTORAL SKILLS SPECIALIST
7MCHAPLAIN RESOURCE MANAGER
7QTRAINING DEVELOPMENT

This expert helps develop training programs.

7RHOSPITAL MINISTRIES
7SCOMBAT MEDICAL PASTORAL CARE SPECIALIST
7TCLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST
7YCAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENTS
8ACRITICAL CARE NURSING
8DMIDWIFERY
8RMASTER RESILIENCE TRAINER
8TBLOOD BANKING
8XARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT ACQUISITION OFFICER

In charge of acquiring medical supplies.

8ZMEDICAL RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION
9AMEDICAL PROFICIENCY (ALL AMEDD CORPS)
9BMEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC, DC, VC AND AMSC ONLY)
9CMEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC, DC AND VC ONLY)
9DMEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC, DC AND VC ONLY)
9EMEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC AND DC ONLY)
9FMEDICAL PROFICIENCY (MC AND DC ONLY)
9IHEALTH FACILITIES PLANNER
A2OH-58A/C SCOUT PILOT
A3OH-58D SCOUT PILOT
A4OH-58D WARRIOR PILOT
A6ARH-70A PILOT
B1UH-1 PILOT
B2UH-60 PILOT
B3UH-60M PILOT
B4UH-72A PILOT
B5EH-60 PILOT
C2CH-47D PILOT
C3CH-47F PILOT
C8ADAM/BAE
D5AH-64A PILOT
D7AH-64D PILOT
D9AH-64D LONGBOW BLOCK III PILOT
E3C-20 PILOT
E5C-12 PILOT
E8C-26 PILOT
E9FCA-XX PILOT
F3RC-12 PILOT
F4RC-12K/N PILOT
G5EXPERIMENTAL TEST PILOT
G6AVIATION MAINTENANCE OFFICER
G8AVIATION SAFETY OFFICER
G9MULTI-AIRCRAFT AVIATION OFFICER
K4SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATION
K5MH-60K PILOT
K6MH-47E/G PILOT
K9SPECIAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT
L6NUCLEAR/BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL (NBC) RECONNAISSANCE
L7JOINT FIRES OBSERVER
L8JOINT OPERATIONAL FIRES AND EFFECTS
M1ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
M2EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
M3AVIATION MEDICINE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
M4CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
M5EMERGENCY NURSING
M6SURVIVAL, EVASION, RESISTANCE AND ESCAPE PSYCHOLOGIST
M7DIVING MEDICAL OFFICER
M8PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
M9CASE MANAGEMENT NURSE
N1AVIATION MEDICINE NURSE PRACTITIONER
N2CLINICAL INFOMATICS OFFICER
N3REGISTERED NURSE FIRST ASSISTANT
N4ENVIRONMENT ENGINEER
N5FORENSIC BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
N6PAIN MEDICINE
N9COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS PLANNER
P1THEATER LOGISTICS (TLOG) STUDIES PROGRAM
P4TACTICAL INFORMATION OPERATIONS
Q4JOINT TACTICAL GROUND STATION OPERATOR
Q7INTELL, SURVEILLANCE & RECONNAISSANCE SYNCHRONIZATION
R1CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR RESPONDER
R4STRYKER ARMORED VEHICLE OPERATIONS/MAINTENANCE
R6PROTECTIVE SERVICE OFFICER (PENDING APPROVAL)
R7ARMY RECONNAISANCE
R8PETROLEUM AND WATER OFFICER
R9AERIAL DELIVERY AND MATERIAL OFFICER
S1AMEDD SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICER
S4SAPPER LEADER
S7SIMULATIONS OPERATIONS
T3AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY FIRE COORDINATION OFFICER(ADAFC)
T4ADA FIRE COORDINATOR OFFICER
T5PATRIOT TOP GUN
T6TACTICAL EXPLOITATION SYSTEMS
T7GROUND RECONNAISSANCE SPECIALIST
T8CIVIL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
T9CRIMINAL ANALYSIS SPECIALIST
U8ASYMMETRIC WARFARE OPERATIONAL SUPPORT
U9ASYMMETRIC WARFARE OPERATIONAL SPECIALIST
V8SPECIAL TECH OPS (STO) PLANNER
V9SPECIAL TECH OPS (STO) CHIEF
W1FACILITIES PLANNER
W2GEOSPATIAL OFFICER
W3PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
W4DEGREED ENGINEER
W5PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
W6PROJECT ENGINEER
W7ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
X3OPERATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Y7SENSOR MANAGER OPERATIONS

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, this is as complete a list as I can find, but the Army is adding additional 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. Thank you.

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

  1. Sir,
    After reviewing the many ASI’s within the Army. I did not find the ASI “KILO” for the NON-Commissioned Officer Logistics Program (NCOLP). I contacted Fort Lee Quarter Master school for information concerning the nine week course during the early 80’s. Other than the ASI “K” placed on my DD form 214, I can not locate it any where.
    SFC Jones (Retired)

  2. As an NCO, I earned the ASI of M8 (Drug and Alcohol Counseling). As an up and coming behavioral health officer, I am looking to get that switched over to the “Skills” part for my officer record. Does anyone know what the officer equivalent of the M8 is? I spent a bit of time getting that ASI and don’t want for it to vanish since I commissioned.

    1. According to a current PDF of ASI’s:

      Code:
      8S
      Title:
      Senior Level 1 Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience
      Proponent:
      OSMA Sergeants Major Management Office (SMMO)
      Special designation:
      Professional development proficiency code (PDPC) ASI
      a. Description of
      positions.
      Identifies SGM senior staff NCO positions in requirements and authorizations
      documents where the incumbent is rated by and serves as the principal enlisted advisor to Brigadier
      General (BG)/Senior Executive Service (SES) Level V commanders, dir
      ectors and senior staff officers.
      The duties, responsibilities and knowledge required of the position equates to that expected of the most
      senior enlisted personnel developed through multiple duty assignments and previous award of PDPC
      ASI 7S.
      b. Qualifications.
      (1) Prerequisite. Must hold PDPC ASI 7S and have successfully served in a position as the principal
      enlisted advisor to a Colonel/GS
      -15/equivalent commander, director or senior staff officer for a minimum
      of 17 months.
      (2) Temporary awar
      d. Must have been awarded PDPC ASI 7S and be slated to assume a senior level
      1 SGM senior staff NCO position in an authorized organization.
      (3) Permanent award. Must have successfully served a minimum of one year in an authorized senior
      level 1 SGM senior
      staff NCO position.
      c. Award authority.
      PDPC ASI code 8S will be awarded by:
      (1) Active Component: Human Resources Command (AHRC
      -EPS).
      (2) National Guard: State/Territory reclassification authority or National Guard Bureau.
      (3) Army Reserve. U.S. Army Reserve Command or Human Resources Command.
      d. Functions.
      At this level, the incumbent is a strategic leader shaping institutions for future success;
      masters organizational art and comprehends strategy; masters the joint, inter
      agency, intergovernmental,
      multinational (JIIM) environment; coordinates and synchronizes combine operations with Allied and
      Coalition forces; astutely manages complexity and anticipates transitions within operations and serves
      as a principal senior staff NCO
      enlisted subject matter expert adviser to BG/SES V level senior leaders.
      e. Withdrawal authority.
      PDPC ASI 8S may be withdrawn by the award authority for circumstances that
      preclude successful completion of a minimum one year tour in an authorized sen
      ior level 1 SGM position
      or for conduct/disciplinary actions not conducive to continued service in a SGM position at this level. If
      not otherwise reduced in grade, the Soldier will revert back to a previous level of proficiency
      as
      determined by the award
      authority.
      f. Restrictions.
      (1) Personnel. For use with MOS 00Z only.
      (2) Positions. For use with E9 SGM positions in MOS 00Z only.

  3. Another ASI that is not mentioned is 3Y, Space Enabler
    In accordance with DA PAM 611-21, this Skill Identifier’s proponent is U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. After the two-phase Space Cadre Basic Course (each phase is one week), one receives the ASI and upon completing one year active duty in a space billet or two years in space billet in TPU (TPU unis 2nd Space BN which falls under active duty unit 1st Space Brigade) one is eligible to wear a space badge.

  4. Is there a requirement on how many ASIs you can reflect on your ORB? I have been told 2 is the limit by my G1, however my active duty counter parts reflect 3-4 ASIs on their ORBs. Is there a limitation for NG personnel?

    1. You can load more than 3 ASIs and SQIs into databases of record. Depending on timing, those databases are: TOPMIS, AGRMIS, RCMS, RLAS, IPPS-A, etc.

      However, only 3 ASIs or SQIs are shown on the Compo 2 version of the ORB. Presume Compo 3 to be the same way.
      You can however, as for the ASIs/SQIs to be stacked in the system, so the 3 show you prefer.

  5. If you are still in the business of updating the additional skill identifiers list, the E4 is a relatively newer ASI since 2013/2014 time frame. Code: E4
    Title: Cyber Mission Force Service
    Proponent: U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)
    a. Description of positions. There are no positions identified for this ASI. For use with personnel only.
    Qualifications.
    1. Directly engaged in active Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO), Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO), Cyber Planning, Intelligence support to Cyber or Cyber Law.
    2. Personnel who have served 12 months prior to 1 March 2014 on the Cyber Mission Force Operations may be awarded ASI E4 upon submission of DA Form 4187 to the ARCYBER G1/SGM (ARCC-PE).
    3. Approval authority for award of ASI is ARCYBER Commander or designated representative.
    c. Restrictions. For identification of personnel only. Used with any MOS in skill level 1-4.

  6. What regulation does this list come out of? I have been going crazy trying to find this in the regulation.

    Is there a list of SQI’s as well as the ASI list? (in regulation?)

    1. Electra, I was also going crazy trying to find these lists. I’ve been all over the Army Publishing Directorate (APD) lately, looking for them. There is no current “AR 611-21,” per APD. There is a DA PAM 611-21, and while it does discuss ASIs, SQIs, etc. it doesn’t list them.

      As you may have already discovered, PAM 611-21 is really an expanded table of contents for an online reference called “the MOS Smart Book.” I haven’t been able to reach it yet myself, but the PAM provides the URL: — if you have a CAC this might work for you. Older excerpts of the smart book give a different URL: — I assume it’s CAC-enabled, too, but I haven’t been there myself.

      Though it may not be authoritative enough for your purposes, I recommend the ATRRS Course Catalog at: . If the Army offers classes for an identifier, then it will appear in the catalog. Once you’ve logged in (with your CAC, of course) click on any of the categories in the big block of drop-down menus to see lists of all the values in the catalog for that category. For example, the commissioned officer ASIs are listed under “OPMS Skill Code.”

      I hope this helps.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

    2. Sir,

      Not sure if you’re still involved in this thread, but your RFI on getting credit applied for this ASI would likely go through the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USJFKSWCS), and more specifically the Institute for Military Support to Governance (IMSG). If I’ve understood the requirements correctly, the 6H ASI (as well as many of the others related to the public services) are Civil Affairs-centric ASIs, which I believe means they are only assigned to USAR civil affairs service members who are assigned to IMSG. Hope this helps!

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