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)
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.
|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.
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.
This is self explanatory.
He/she is able to determine if the Army should pursue claims or litigation if contracts are broken.
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.
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.
Mail and the delivery of it is important for morale.
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.
These are Officers attached to ambassadors or VIPs.
Lieutenant Colonel Burk will escort Ambassador Jillian to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria.
|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.
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.
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.
|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|
|5Y||CIVIL DEFENSE OFFICER
This person is an expert in maintaining order and defending the home-front.
|6B||BATTALION/BRIGADE S6 OFFICER|
|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|
|6V||CULTURAL AFFAIRS OFFICER|
|6X||ARMY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES PROGRAM|
|7E||CHAPLAIN EDUCATION AND TRAINING|
|7K||MARRIAGE AND FAMILY MINISTRIES|
|7L||FAMILY MINISTRY PASTORAL SKILLS SPECIALIST|
|7M||CHAPLAIN RESOURCE MANAGER|
This expert helps develop training programs.
|7S||COMBAT MEDICAL PASTORAL CARE SPECIALIST|
|7T||CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST|
|8A||CRITICAL CARE NURSING|
|8R||MASTER RESILIENCE TRAINER|
|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|
|D9||AH-64D LONGBOW BLOCK III PILOT|
|G5||EXPERIMENTAL TEST PILOT|
|G6||AVIATION MAINTENANCE OFFICER|
|G8||AVIATION SAFETY OFFICER|
|G9||MULTI-AIRCRAFT AVIATION OFFICER|
|K4||SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATION|
|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|
|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|
|N5||FORENSIC BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE|
|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)|
|R8||PETROLEUM AND WATER OFFICER|
|R9||AERIAL DELIVERY AND MATERIAL OFFICER|
|S1||AMEDD SPECIAL OPERATIONS OFFICER|
|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|
|W5||PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL|
|X3||OPERATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST|
|Y7||SENSOR MANAGER OPERATIONS|
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.