Technically qualified and experienced individuals, known as Civil Affairs Military Government Specialists (MG/38G), 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 AOC MG. MG officers are technical experts in their fields who are inherently drawn to performing their civilian skillset in a Title 10 context. Currently, the program is structured with 18 Additional Skill Identifiers (ASI’s) that target specific skill sets nested within the five government function specialty areas.
Department of the Army Pamphlet 611-21, Military Occupational Classification and Structure revision will impact tables 4-3, 4-5, and 4-6, the next Military Personnel (MILPER) message, and govern upcoming panels.
- Be a United States citizen.
- Have earned a minimum of a master’s degree from an accreted university associated with the ASI applying for.
- Possess a minimum of 48 months of work experience in specified ASI applying for after earning the associated degree.
- Pass an Army medical physical and meet basic fitness standards
- Be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
- Direct Appointment applicants must be under the age of 48. Waivers are accepted for applicants over the age of 47
The 18 ASIs include:
- 4A (Industry and Production)
- 4C (Civil Administration)
- 4D (Laws, Regulations and Policies)
- 4E (Environment and Natural Resources)
- 4F (Energy)
- 4G (Judiciary and Legal System)
- 4H (Corrections)
- 5Y (Emergency Management)
- 6C (Finance, Money and Banking)
- 6D (Education)
- 6E (Commerce and Trade)
- 6F (Transportation)
- 6G (Water and Sanitation)
- 6H (Law and Border Enforcement)
- 6R (Technology and Telecommunications)
- 6U (Agribusiness and Food)
- 6V (Heritage & Preservation)
- 6W (Archivist)
Have earned a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited university associated with the ASI applying for.