It began as the horse cavalry in the early history of our nation. Known as the “Combat Arm of Decision,” Armor has served throughout history as the spearhead of the greatest Army in the world. Today, Armor remains the most effective and versatile force in the U.S. Army because it continually evolves to meet ever- changing requirements. Officers who join the Armor branch will train on either Abrams Tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Stryker Mobile Gun Systems, or High- Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles.

As an Armor officer, you will lead the finest soldiers in the world, manage dynamic maintenance programs and execute first- class training. Armor lieutenants may be assigned to Abrams tank units, Bradley scout platoons, Stryker Mobile Gun Systems or other reconnaissance organizations equipped with varied vehicles. Scouts and tankers often work together as a combined arms team while performing their unique missions. Scouts operate well in advance of the unit main body, gain and maintain initial contact with enemy forces, develop the situation through action, relay critical information and act as the commander’s “eyes and ears.” Upon contact, tankers use maneuver, firepower, and speed to destroy enemy forces.