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Army Civil Affairs Officer - Reserves

A 38A Officer is a Civil Affairs Officer is a generalist across a wide range of Civilian related matters. The 38G, and its 18 specific skill identifiers, were created in order to support the Civil Affairs mission with additional professional expertise.

Civil Affairs Officers also rely upon other professionals that are not included in the 18 skill identifiers because the Army already has branches that provide expertise relating to the respective specialty. For this reason, the 38G program does not include specialties relating to medical, veterinarian, religious, international law, or a variety of other civilian specialties since there are already civilian experts available to 38A Officers.

38G Military Government Specialists are subject matter experts, technically qualified and experienced individuals, who advise, enable, and assist commanders and their direct civilian counterparts with stabilizing and providing governance expertise until appropriate civilian control is possible.

Within their area of specialization, they possess the critical skills necessary to establish, support, or reestablish capability and capacity, as well as understand the regional and local impact of culture on that capability.

Qualified professionals and current service members can apply now for a direct appointment or branch transfer as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Civil Affairs 38G AOC Military Government. 38G officers are technical experts in their fields who are inherently drawn to performing their civilian skillset. Currently, the program is structured with 18 Additional Skill Identifiers (SI’s) that target specific skill sets nested within the five government function specialty areas. Panels are conducted in May and November of each year.

Minimum Qualifications
  • United States Citizen
  • Master's Degree
  • Minimum 4 years experience in the SI following the Master's Degree
  • Younger than 50 years old
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Not previously dishonorably discharged
  • Pass a physical exam at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)

Have earned a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited university associated with the ASI applying for.


Relevant work experience will be considered at the enterprise and strategic-level in their work experience practitioner-level experience.

Civil Affairs Skill Identifiers (SI's)

Employment Type
Part Time - Reserves
Job Location
United States*
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