Army Additional Skill Identifiers – ASI

Additional Military Qualifications

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In the Army, Additional Skill Identifiers (ASIs) show extra skills, training, and qualification a soldier may possess. These skills are in addition to their Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) classification.

Some ASI's are awarded only to a soldier in a specified MOS. An example would be Court Reporter (ASI C5), which is issued only to soldiers in Legal Specialist (MOS 27D). Other ASI's can be awarded to soldiers in any MOS. An example of this would be Master Fitness Trainer (ASI P5).

The Army maintains an extensive list of all additional skill identifiers that provides information about the soldiers that are eligible to hold the designation.

As an example, ASI code 1B identifies Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Level I personnel. Individuals in any MOS with this ASI may server as sexual assault response coordinators (SARC) or victim advocates (VA). They will have completed an 80-hour course and must have a rank of Staff Sergeant or higher. Since the position carries significant trust and authority the individual may need to pass suitability screening as well.

Additional Skill Training Schools

The Army offers ongoing training for service members who want to improve their skills. These schools include technical, physical, tactical, and leadership development opportunities. National Guard members serving on active duty are also eligible to attend the ASI schools.

Some schools are open to any MOS specialty. So, as an example, someone from human resources may attend Airborne training alongside someone from vehicle maintenance. Such schools include Airborne, Air Assault, Sapper, Pathfinder, Special Forces, Delta Force, and Ranger.

Other schools are MOS-specific education. The last two characters of the MOS will indicate if it has additional skills training available. Any soldier that has an eligible MOS designation may elect to attend the ASI school. 

List of ASIs

Code: 1A: JSTARS E8-A Systems Operator

Code: 1B: Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Level I

Code: 1C: Satellite Systems/Network Coordinator

Code: 1D: Digital Media Collector (DMC)

Code: 1E: Knowledge Management Professional

Code: 1G: Joint Terminal Attack Controller

Code: 1H: Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Level II

Code: 1J: Operational Electronic Warfare Operations

Code: 1K: Company CREW Specialist

Code: 1M: Emergency Medical Ministry (EMM)

Code: 1Y: Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (LSS)

 Code: 1Z: Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (LSS)

Code: 2A: Non-Lethal Capabilities Planner

Code: 2B: Air Assault

Code: 2C: Javelin Gunnery

Code: 2S: Battle Staff Operations

Code: 3C: Operational Contract Support (OCS)

Code: 3Y: Space Enabler

Code: 4A: Reclassification Training (Personnel Only)

Code: 4B: Reclassification Training (Personnel Only)

Code: 4N: Health Care Recruiter

Code: 4R: Transition NCO

Code: 5A: Joint Air Tactical Operations

Code: 5C: Mission Command Digital Master Gunner (MCDMG)

Code: 5U: Tactical Air Operations

Code: 5W: Jumpmaster

Code: 6B: Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course

Code: 6C: Battalion Level Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience

Code: 6N: THAAD Launching Control Station (LCS) Operator

Code: 6Q: Additional Duty Safety NCO

Code: 6S: Initial Level Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience

Code: 6T: Military Auditor

Code: 6X: Post Battalion Level Sergeant Major (SGM) Broadening Experience

Code: 6Z: Strategic Studies Graduate

Code: 7A: THAAD Fire Control Communications (TFCC)/Radar Operator/Maintainer

Code: 7C: Brigade Level Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience

Code: 7D: Assignment Oriented Training (AOT)

Code: 7E: Assignment Oriented Training (AOT)

Code: 7F: Chaplain Resources Manager

Code: 7G: Red Team Leader

Code: 7J: Red Team Member

Code: 7S: Primary Level Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience

Code: 7X: Post Brigade Level Sergeant Major (SGM) Broadening Experience

Code: 7Y: Capabilities Development

Code: 8C: General Officer Level 1 Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience

Code: 8D: General Officer Level 2 Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience

Code: 8E: General Officer Level 3 Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience

Code: 8F: General Officer Level 4 Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience

Code: 8J: Master Resilience Trainer-Facilitator

Code: 8K: Master Resilience Trainer-Assistant Primary Instructor

Code: 8L: Master Resilience Trainer-Primary Instructor

Code: 8P: Competitive Parachutist

Code: 8R: Master Resilience Trainer (MRT)

Code: 8S: Senior Level 1 Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience

Code: 8T: Senior Level 2 Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience

Code: 8U: Senior Level 3 Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience

Code: 8V: Senior Level 4 Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience

Code: 9B: Cornet or Trumpet Player

Code: 9C: Euphonium Player

Code: 9D: French Horn Player

Code: 9E: Trombone Player

Code: 9F: Tuba Player

Code: 9G: Flute Player

Code: 9H: Oboe Player

Code: 9J: Clarinet Player

Code: 9K: Bassoon Player

Code: 9L: Saxophone Player

Code: 9M: Percussion Player

Code: 9N: Keyboard Player

Code: 9T: Guitar Player

Code: 9U: Electric Bass Player

Code: 9V: Vocalist

Code: 9X: Music Support Technician

Code: A1: M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System

Code: A2: Aviation Safety

Code: A7: Title: Field Artillery Master Gunner (FAMG)

Code: A7: Field Artillery Master Gunner (FAMG)

Code: A8: Master Gunnery M1/M1A1 Tank

Code: A9: UH-60M Helicopter Qualification

Code: B1: Infantry Mortar NCO Leader

Code: B2: Light Leaders Course

Code: B3: LUH-72 Helicopter Repairer

Code: B4: Sniper

Code: B6: Combat Engineer Heavy Track

Code: B7: Bradley Transition Course

Code: B8: Heavy Weapons Leader Course

Code: B9: Bradley M2A3/M3A3 Operator/System Maintainer

Code: B9: Bradley M2A3/M3A3 Operator/System Maintainer

Code: C1: General Support Band Qualified

Code: C2: Dragon Gunnery

Code: C3: Well Drilling

Code: C4: Crane Operator

Code: C5: Court Reporter

Code: C6: Cavalry Leader

Code: C7: Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation (Enhanced) ULLS-A(E) Tech Supply

Code: C8: Air Defense Airspace Management (ADAM) / Brigade Aviation Element (BAE)

Code: C9: Mast and Electric Power Plant Maintenance

Code: D2: Military Horseman

Code: D3: Bradley Fighting Vehicle Operations and Maintenance

Code: D7: Protective Services Specialist

Code: D8: Joint Assault Bridge (JAB)/Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV)

Code: E3: Executive Administrative Assistant

Code: E4: Cyber Mission Force Service

Code: E5: Instrument Maintenance (Power Station)

Code: E6: Interactive On-Net Operator

Code: E8: Explosive Ordnance Clearance Agent (EOCA)

Code: E9: M901 (ITV) Gunner/Crew Training

Code: F1: Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS)/Joint Biological Point

Code: F2: Nationally Registered Flight Paramedic

Code: F3: Aero-Medical Evacuation (Rotary Wing)

Code: F4: Postal Supervisor

Code: F5: Postal Operations

Code: F6: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBC-RV) Sensor Suite Repairer

Code: F7: Pathfinder

Code: G2: Standard Army Retail Supply System-2AC/2B (SARSS-2AC/2B) Materiel Manager

Code: G7: C-23 Load Master/Flight Engineer

Code: G9: Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)

Code: H3: Physical Security Operations

Code: H8: Recovery Operations

Code: I1: Reserve Component Combat Arms Specialized Training

Code: I2: Reserve Component Combat Support Specialized Training

Code: I3: Reserve Component Combat Service Support Specialized Training

Code: J2: Communications Cable and Antenna Systems Maintainer

Code: J3: Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (BIFV) System Master Gunner

Code: J7: WHCA Console Control Operations

Code: K1: Special Operations Aviation Non-rated Crewmember

Code: K2: Advanced Communications Signals Analysis

Code: K4: M1A2 Tank Operations and Maintenance

Code: K7: Avenger Master Gunner

Code: K8: Master Gunnery M1A2 Tank

Code: K9: Combat Engineer Mine Detection Dog Handler

Code: L1: Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R&S)

Code: L3: Technical Escorting

Code: L4: Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS)

Code: L5: M93 Series Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Reconnaissance System Fox

Code: L6: Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Reconnaissance for Brigade Combat Teams

Code: L7: Joint Fires Observer

Code: L8: Joint Operational Fires and Effects (JOFE)

Code: M1: Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan

Code: M2: Cytotechnology

Code: M3: Dialysis

Code: M5: Nuclear Medicine

Code: M7: Intermediate (Inter) Analysis

Code: M8: Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Code: M9: Master Driver Trainer

Code: N1: Nonrated Crewmember Flight Instructor/Standardization Flight Instructor

Code: N4: Health Physics

Code: N5: Dental Laboratory

Code: N7: Strategic Debriefer

Code: N8: Sustainment Automation Management Support Office (SASMO)

Code: P4: Tactical Information Operations Planner

Code: P5: Master Fitness Trainer

Code: P7: Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE)

Code: P8: Basic Special Victims Investigator (BSVI)

Code: Q7: Information Collection Planner

Code: Q8: Senior Special Victims Investigator (SSVI)

Code: P9: Biological Science Research

Code: Q2: Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE)

Code: Q4: Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Operator

Code: Q5: Special Forces Combat Diving, Medical

Code: Q7: Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Synchronization Manager

Code: Q9: Traffic Management and Collision Investigator

Code: R1: Rough Terrain Cargo Handler (RTCH)

Code: R3: Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (DNEA)

Code: R4: Stryker Armored Vehicle Operations/Maintenance

Code: R6: Special Reaction Team (SRT) Member

Code: R7: Army Reconnaissance

Code: R8: STRYKER Master Gunner

Code: S1: Source Handler

Code: S2: Mechanical Equipment Maintenance (Power Station)

Code: S3: Electrical Equipment Maintenance (Power Station)

Code: S4: Sapper Leader

Code: S5: Community Imagery Analysis Course (CIAC)

Code: S6: Special Forces Combat Diving, Supervision

Code: S7: Foreign Counterintelligence Agent

Code: S9: Joint Spectrum Manager

Code: T1: Counter Threat Finance Analyst:

Code: T2: Enhanced Position Location and Reporting System (EPLRS) Network

Code: T3: Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System

Code: T4: Patriot Master Gunner

Code: T5: Target Digital Network Analyst

Code: T7: Ground Reconnaissance Specialist

Code: T8: Civil Operations Specialist

Code: T9: Criminal Analyst Specialist

Code: U2: Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

Code: U3: Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

Code: U4: Power Line Distribution

Code: U5: Extended Range Multi-Purpose (ERMP) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Code: U5: Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

Code: U6: Field Artillery Weapons Maintenance

Code: U7: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Instructor Operator (I/O)

Code: U8: Asymmetric Warfare Operational Support

Code: U9: Asymmetric Warfare Operational Specialist

Code: V3 Aerial Precision Geo-Location (APG)

Code: V4: Advanced Source Handler

Code: V5: Military Police Investigation

Code: V7: Guidance Counselor

Code: V8: Special Technical Operations (STO) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Planner (Personnel Only)

Code: V9: Special Technical Operations (STO) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO)

Code: W1: Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM)

Code: W2: Civil Affairs Medical SGT

Code: W3: Special Forces Sniper

Code: W4: Civil Affairs Trauma Medical SGT

Code: W5: Special Operations Foreign and Non-Standard Armorer

Code: W6: Weapons Intelligence Specialist

Code: W7: Special Forces Underwater Operations

Code: W8: Special Forces Military Free Fall Operations

Code: W9: Special Operations Forces Peculiar Weapons Repairer

Code: X2: Preventive Dentistry - successfully complete the Preventive Dentistry Course, AMEDD Center School, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. - c. Restrictions. For use with MOS 68E (SGT and below) only.

Code: X3: Operations Support Specialist

Code: X8: THAAD Launcher Operator/Maintainer

Code: Y1: Transition (Position and Personnel)

Code: Y2: Transition (Personnel only)

Code: Y3: Transition (Personnel only)

Code: Y7: Sensor Manager Operations

Code: Y8: Immunization/Allergy

Code: Y9: Warrior Transition Unit/Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit (WTU/CBWTU) Squad - Leader/Platoon Sergeant (SL/PSG)

Code: Z5: Enlisted Aide

Code: Z7: Specialized Search Dog (SSD) Handler

Code: Z8: Technical ELINT Collection and Analysis

Special Qualification Identifier Training

Each ASI can also have Special Qualification Identifiers (SQIs) attached to them. SQIs detail the special qualities the soldier must display to be awarded an ASI. Soldiers will attend specialty schools that are directly connected to their assigned MOS.

SQI training is a specialty school where they are MOS-specific. Not every MOS will have an SQI school opportunity. Further, the soldier may need to meet other qualifications before being allowed to attend a specific SQI school. Some training will require the individual to hold at least a Warrant Officer designation in their MOS.

List of SQIs

A - Technical Intelligence
D - Civil Affairs
E - Military Mountaineering Instructor
F - Flying Status
G - Ranger
H - Instructor
I - Installer (Electronic)
K - Logistics NCO
L - Linguist
M - First Sergeant
N - Joint Planner
O - No Special Qualifications
P - Parachutist
Q - Equal Opportunity Advisor
R - Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation
V - Ranger Parachutist
X - Drill Sergeant
Z - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program
2 - Training Development
4 - Non-Career Recruiter
7 - Special Operations Aviation