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Career Information

  Infantry - The Queen of Battle. These are the soldiers on the ground, who get up close to the enemy and fight with rifles, rocket launchers, and grenades. They can fight dismounted (on foot) or in Infantry Fighting Vehicles alongside tanks.
  Air Defense Artillery - They defend the third dimension of the battlefield -- the air and space above -- against incoming enemy aircraft and missiles.
  Adjutant Generals Corps - They are responsible for keeping track of people and records. They also act as the Army's post office.
  Armor - The Combat Arm of Decision. The M1A1 main battle tank weighs 70+ tons and can go 42 mph over rough terrain. The 120mm main gun is so large that you could fit your fist in the barrel.
  Aviation - This branch has both fixed-wing airplanes and helicopters. Cargo and utility helicopters ferry troops and equipment around the battlefield. Attack helicopters perform a close air support role, meaning they provide covering fire for friendly troops and destroy enemy tanks.
  Chaplain Corps - Chaplains attend to the spiritual needs of our soldiers. They also act as the gauge of a unit's morale and are in charge of counseling soldiers and their families.
  Chemical Corps - They are the Army's subject matter experts on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical weapons.
  Corps of Engineers - They build everything from houses and buildings to bridges and airfields. In war, they build minefields and trenches to protect friendly troops from the oncoming enemy and also create routes through enemy obstacles for our troops to attack through.
  Field Artillery - The King of Battle. The field artillery shoots surface to surface rockets, missiles, and projectiles at the enemy. They can attack ground targets up to 180 miles away.
  Finance Corps - The Finance Corps is very important, as they see that service-members get paid. The Finance Corps has a complex job - base pay, overseas housing allowance, travel pay, temporary duty pay, dislocation allowance, family separation pay, combat zone tax exclusion and hostile fire pay, as well as airborne jump status pay, are just a few of the different types of payment in the military.
  Judge Advocate Generals Corps - These are the army's lawyers, working either in prosecuting, defense, or administrative law.
  Medical Services Corps - The Medical Service Corps are patient administrators, run hospitals and clinics, and provide patient care on the battlefield. This also includes "dust off" pilots who fly medical evacuation helicopters.
  Military Intelligence - By analyzing satellite photographs, intercepted radio communications, and other forms of intelligence, they provide Army commanders with vital battlefield information. They can find enemy strengths and weaknesses, as well as where the enemy is, and what they are doing.
  Military Police - This is the police force for the military. The men and women of the Military Police keep law and order on bases, posts, and the battlefield.
  Ordnance - The Ordnance Corps is responsible for keeping the Army's combat forces moving and shooting - they supply ammunition as well as keep our vehicles and equipment in fighting shape.
  Quartermaster - The Quartermaster Corps plans and directs activities that supply soldiers with everything they may need throughout the world. Items such as food, water, petroleum, repair parts, weapon systems, etc. are all moved and distributed by the Quartermasters. The Corps also tests and updates new equipment and weapons.
  Special Forces - Officers cannot get into Special Forces until they have been in the Army at least three years because "SF" takes only the best, brightest, and most experienced soldiers. Special Forces conduct unconventional warfare missions worldwide, as well as training indigenous soldiers of other nations and helping local people to maintain democracy.
  Signal Corps - The Army's Signal Corps is what keeps the Army in communication. They keep the radios, cellular phones, and satellite communications up and running. The Signal Corps is also in charge of surveillance operations. Without communications, the Army could not shoot or move effectively, and the mission would not be accomplished.
  Transportation Corps - This branch ships the Army's equipment all over the world by truck, railroad, and ship.