LEAD BY EXPERTISE AS A DIRECT COMMISSION OFFICER
Direct Commission allows leaders in professional fields to become Army Officers immediately. Typically, a direct commission is given if you have an undergraduate degree, as well as expertise and special skills the Army needs at that time.
The new National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 allows the military to give direct commission up to the rank of Colonel in all branches and career areas. It’s a unique and important opportunity for qualified U.S. citizens to serve their nation in the Utah Army National Guard as experts and leaders in their field.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIRECT COMMISSION
MECHANICS & ENGINEERING
With a mechanics and engineering career, you’ll get to work on the most advanced vehicles and machines in the world. Whether you’re designing and building structures or ensuring equipment is in top working order, your expertise will support our Soldiers and various operations.
SCIENCE & MEDICINE
Depending on your expertise, you’ll work to support the health and well-being of the U.S. Army community, the nation, and even the world. With a career in science and medicine, you’ll have access to renowned facilities, labs, and technology for your research and health care practices.
SIGNAL & INTELLIGENCE
A signal and intelligence career in the U.S. Army can't be matched anywhere else. Whether you’re managing threats or maintaining foreign relations, you’ll use your expertise and cutting-edge technology to help gain an advantage over the enemy.
SUPPORT & LOGISTICS
There are many support and logistics career opportunities in the U.S. Army. Depending on your field of expertise, you’ll help ensure the safety and well-being of our Soldiers, Families, and Army personnel. You’ll also have an integral role in keeping internal operations running smoothly.
With a career in the U.S. Army ground forces, you’ll work with some of the most powerful vehicles, machines, and weaponry in the world. As a defender of this nation, you’ll also use your expertise to carry out missions and eliminate threats in the field.
AVIATION & AERIAL DEFENSE
With a career in aviation and aerial defense, you’ll use your expertise in aircraft operations to help defend the nation from above. You’ll also get to explore the skies and experience the thrill of working with some of the most advanced machines in the world.
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