Our Army has a proud history pf working with the civil population to prevent conflict and to identify underlying conditions of instability. In order to do this, Civil Affairs officers learn and work through the cultures and language of the operational environment. These leaders are then deployed globally, applying their regional, cultural, and language expertise to support U.S. ambassadors, combatant commanders, and our partner nations’ efforts to prevent conflict.
Civil affairs is a non- accession branch, meaning you must serve in another branch before transferring into this specialty. As a Civil Affairs officer, you will lead Special Operations Forces on missions to achieve tactical, operational, and strategic objectives. You will also conduct advanced mission- focused training to ensure readiness in the areas of shoot, move, communicate, fight, and survive. Civil Affairs officers will be challenges to build on the legacy of excellence established by previous Civil Affairs operators.