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Army Enlisted Job (MOS) Descriptions

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Field 15 -- Aviation

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

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.

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.

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.

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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