Performing Special Duty assignments is not only career enhancing, but also gives self-satisfaction while serving Soldiers. The following PDF explains some of the Special Duty assignments available for Soldiers.
**Special assignments include special management command and joint, HQDA, and HRC assignments that have special missions and require personnel with specific qualifications. Soldiers assigned to these positions will be stabilized for a period of 36 months. However, HRC may reassign Soldiers with less than 36 months in accordance with paragraph 3– 8a(10). This section establishes policies for assignments to the following agencies:
a. International and OCONUS Joint headquarters, U.S. military missions, military assistance advisory groups, Joint U.S. military advisory groups, and similar activities. b. The U.S. Central Command.
c. Headquarters, Department of the Army and HRC.
d. The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks.
e. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command.
f. Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence and field activities.
g. Defense Courier Service.
h. The U.S. Criminal Investigation Command.
i. The U.S. Transportation Command.
j. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
k. The U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army War College, and U.S. Army Officer Candidate School.
l. Joint communications support element.
m. U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC).
**All personnel actions pertaining to nominative assignments are processed by HRC (AHRC–EPD). The normal tour of duty for these assignments is 3 to 4 years, unless otherwise specified by the individual agency. Soldiers assigned to these agencies are contact replacements requested by the appropriate agency approximately 9 to 12 months in advance of the incumbent’s scheduled rotation date. Stringent screening processes exist to ensure that only the most highly qualified Soldiers are selected for nominative posi- tions at the following agencies:
a. Office, Secretary of Defense.
b. Joint Staff.
c. Defense Commissary Agency.
d. Defense Finance and Accounting Service. e. Defense Information Systems Agency. f. Defense Nuclear Agency.
g. Defense Logistics Agency.
h. Defense Intelligence Agency.
i. Defense Mapping Agency.
j. On-Site Inspection Agency.
k. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
l. U.S. Delegation NATO Military Committee.
m. Immediate Offices-Office, Secretary of the Army.
n. Office, Army Chief of Staff.
o. Military Personnel Exchange Program (AR 614–10).
p. Offices of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.
**Special Operations Forces (SOF) assignments require Soldiers able to excel in the performance of their duties in highly complex and dynamic environments throughout the full spectrum of modern warfare and peacetime missions. The nature of SOF missions requires a high state of readiness, therefore, Soldiers will be assigned on a priority basis. Stringent screen- ing processes exist to ensure that only the highest quality Soldiers are accepted and assigned. Soldiers who desire to apply for duty or assignment may do so without regard to current assignment. Only fully qualified Soldiers will be accepted for duty in the following assignments:
a. Special Forces positions.
b. Civil Affairs positions.
c. Psychological operations positions.
d. U.S. Army Special Operations Command Operational Support and/or Force Sustainment positions. e. 75th Ranger Regiment positions.
f. Special mission units’ positions.
g. 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment positions.
h. U.S. Special Operations Command positions.
Reference for above can be found in: AR 614-200