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Army ASI List 2023 & 2024 | Additional Skill Identifier

Army ASI: Additional Skill Identifier
Army ASI: Additional Skill Identifier

The Army ASI, or Additional Skill Identifier, is a code that represents a specific skill or qualification that a soldier possesses in addition to their primary military occupational specialty (MOS).

An ASI is a code or special training a soldier has completed in addition to their MOS training. 

Army Additional Skill Identifier

Some ASIs, such as ear, nose, and throat doctors, are specific to your army mos. Others are generic, such as Air Assault and Pathfinder (Airborne is an Army SQI).

  • Units are generally authorized army ASIs based on their modified table of equipment (MTOE).
  • For a specific soldier, army ASIs are authorized based on the line and paragraph number. 

In the National Guard, it depends on how aggressively your unit wants to pursue available slots in your brigade.

  • For example, my slot is associated with a highly technical ASI. However, my organization has several air assault slots available that I may or may not take advantage of.

Most Army ASIs require soldiers to attend incomplete, specific military training. Other ASIs can be satisfied by highly technical civilian training. 

Army ASI List

The U.S. Army’s Additional Skill Identifiers (ASIs) have a unique alphanumeric code representing a specific skill or qualification.

Here is a comprehensive Army ASI list and the respective ASI codes:

ASI Code 1Description
1AJSTARS E8-A Systems Operator
1BSexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Level I
1CSatellite Systems/Network Coordinator
1DDigital Media Collector (DMC)
1EKnowledge Management Professional
1GJoint Terminal Attack Controller
1HSexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Level II
1JOperational Electronic Warfare Operations
1KCompany CREW Specialist
1MEmergency Medical Ministry (EMM)
1YBlack Belt in Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
1ZMaster Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (LSS)

ASI Code 2Description
2ANon-Lethal Capabilities Planner
2BAir Assault
2CJavelin Gunnery
2SBattle Staff Operations

ASI Code 3Description
3COperational Contract Support (OCS)
3YSpace Enabler

ASI Code 4Description
4AReclassification Training (Personnel Only)
4BReclassification Training (Personnel Only)
4NHealth Care Recruiter
4RTransition NCO

ARMY ASI 5Description
5AJoint Air Tactical Operations
5CMission Command Digital Master Gunner (MCDMG)
5UTactical Air Operations

ARMY ASI 6Description
6BReconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course
6CBattalion Level Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience
6NTHAAD Launching Control Station (LCS) Operator
6QAdditional Duty Safety NCO
6SInitial Level Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience
6TMilitary Auditor
6XPost Battalion Level Sergeant Major (SGM) Broadening Experience
6ZStrategic Studies Graduate

ARMY ASI 7Description
7ATHAAD Fire Control Communications (TFCC)/Radar Operator/Maintainer
7CBrigade Level Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience
7DAssignment Oriented Training (AOT)
7EAssignment Oriented Training (AOT)
7FChaplain Resources Manager
7GRed Team Leader
7JRed Team Member
7SPrimary Level Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience
7XPost Brigade Level Sergeant Major (SGM) Broadening Experience
7YCapabilities Development

ARMY ASI 8Description
8CGeneral Officer Level 1 Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience
8DGeneral Officer Level 2 Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience
8EGeneral Officer Level 3 Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience
8FGeneral Officer Level 4 Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Experience
8JMaster Resilience Trainer-Facilitator
8KMaster Resilience Trainer-Assistant Primary Instructor
8LMaster Resilience Trainer-Primary Instructor
8PCompetitive Parachutist
8RMaster Resilience Trainer (MRT)
8SSenior Level 1 Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience
8TSenior Level 2 Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience
8USenior Level 3 Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience
8VSenior Level 4 Sergeant Major (SGM) Experience

ARMY ASI 9Description
9BCornet or Trumpet Player
9CEuphonium Player
9DFrench Horn Player
9ETrombone Player
9FTuba Player
9GFlute Player
9HOboe Player
9JClarinet Player
9KBassoon Player
9LSaxophone Player
9MPercussion Player
9NKeyboard Player
9TGuitar Player
9UElectric Bass Player
9XMusic Support Technician
ASI aDescription
A1M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System
A2Aviation Safety
A7Field Artillery Master Gunner (FAMG)
A8Master Gunnery M1/M1A1 Tank
A9UH-60M Helicopter Qualification

ASI bDescription
B1Infantry Mortar NCO Leader
B2Light Leaders Course
B3LUH-72 Helicopter Repairer
B6Combat Engineer Heavy Track
B7Bradley Transition Course
B8Heavy Weapons Leader Course
B9Bradley M2A3/M3A3 Operator/System Maintainer

ASI cDescription
C1General Support Band Qualified
C2Dragon Gunnery
C3Well Drilling
C4Crane Operator
C5Court Reporter
C6Cavalry Leader
C7Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation (Enhanced) ULLS-A(E) Tech Supply
C8Air Defense Airspace Management (ADAM) / Brigade Aviation Element (BAE)
C9Mast and Electric Power Plant Maintenance

ASI dDescription
D2Military Horseman
D3Bradley Fighting Vehicle Operations and Maintenance
D7Protective Services Specialist
D8Joint Assault Bridge (JAB)/Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV)

ASI eDescription
E3Executive Administrative Assistant
E4Cyber Mission Force Service
E5Instrument Maintenance (Power Station)
E6Interactive On-Net Operator
E8Explosive Ordnance Clearance Agent (EOCA)
E9M901 (ITV) Gunner/Crew Training

ASI fDescription
F1Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS)/Joint Biological Point
F2Nationally Registered Flight Paramedic
F3Aero-Medical Evacuation (Rotary Wing)
F4Postal Supervisor
F5Postal Operations
F6Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBC-RV) Sensor Suite Repairer

ASI gDescription
G2Standard Army Retail Supply System-2AC/2B (SARSS-2AC/2B) Materiel Manager
G7C-23 Load Master/Flight Engineer
G9Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)

ASI hDescription
H3Physical Security Operations
H8Recovery Operations

ASI iDescription
I1Reserve Component Combat Arms Specialized Training
I2Reserve Component Combat Support Specialized Training
I3Reserve Component Combat Service Support Specialized Training

ASI jDescription
J2Communications Cable and Antenna Systems Maintainer
J3Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (BIFV) System Master Gunner
J7WHCA Console Control Operations

ASI Code kDescription
K1Special Operations Aviation Non-rated Crewmember
K2Advanced Communications Signals Analysis
K4M1A2 Tank Operations and Maintenance
K7Avenger Master Gunner
K8Master Gunnery M1A2 Tank
K9Combat Engineer Mine Detection Dog Handler

ASI Code LDescription
L1Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Reconnaissance and Surveillance (R&S)
L3Technical Escorting
L4Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS)
L5Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Reconnaissance for Brigade Combat Teams
L6Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Reconnaissance for Brigade Combat Teams
L7Joint Fires Observer
L8Joint Operational Fires and Effects (JOFE)

ASI Code mDescription
M1Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan
M5Nuclear Medicine
M7Intermediate (Inter) Analysis
M8Drug and Alcohol Counseling
M9Master Driver Trainer

ASI Code nDescription
N1Nonrated Crewmember Flight Instructor/Standardization Flight Instructor
N4Health Physics
N5Dental Laboratory
N7Strategic Debriefer
N8Sustainment Automation Management Support Office (SASMO)

ASI Code pDescription
P4Tactical Information Operations Planner
P5Master Fitness Trainer
P7Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE)
P8Basic Special Victims Investigator (BSVI)
P9Biological Science Research

ASI Code qDescription
Q2Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE)
Q4Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Operator
Q5Special Forces Combat Diving, Medical
Q7Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Synchronization Manager
Q8Senior Special Victims Investigator (SSVI)
Q9Traffic Management and Collision Investigator

ASI Code rDescription
R1Rough Terrain Cargo Handler (RTCH)
R3Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (DNEA)
R4Stryker Armored Vehicle Operations/Maintenance
R6Special Reaction Team (SRT) Member
R7Army Reconnaissance
R8STRYKER Master Gunner

ASI Code sDescription
S1Source Handler
S2Mechanical Equipment Maintenance (Power Station)
S3Electrical Equipment Maintenance (Power Station)
S4Sapper Leader
S5Community Imagery Analysis Course (CIAC)
S6Special Forces Combat Diving, Supervision
S7Foreign Counterintelligence Agent
S9Joint Spectrum Manager

ASI Code tDescription
T1Counter Threat Finance Analyst
T2Enhanced Position Location and Reporting System (EPLRS) Network
T3Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System
T4Patriot Master Gunner
T5Target Digital Network Analyst
T7Ground Reconnaissance Specialist
T8Civil Operations Specialist
T9Criminal Analyst Specialist

ASI u CodeDescription
U2Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
U3Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
U4Power Line Distribution
U5Extended Range Multi-Purpose (ERMP) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
U5Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
U6Field Artillery Weapons Maintenance
U7Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Instructor Operator (I/O)
U8Asymmetric Warfare Operational Support
U9Asymmetric Warfare Operational Specialist

ASI v CodeDescription
V3Aerial Precision Geo-Location (APG)
V4Advanced Source Handler
V5Military Police Investigation
V7Guidance Counselor
V8Special Technical Operations (STO) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Planner (Personnel Only)
V9Special Technical Operations (STO) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO)

ASI w CodeDescription
W1Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM)
W2Civil Affairs Medical SGT
W3Special Forces Sniper
W4Civil Affairs Trauma Medical SGT
W5Special Operations Foreign and Non-Standard Armorer
W6Weapons Intelligence Specialist
W7Special Forces Underwater Operations
W8Special Forces Military Free Fall Operations
W9Special Operations Forces Peculiar Weapons Repairer

ASI x CodeDescription
X2Preventive 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.
X3Operations Support Specialist
X8THAAD Launcher Operator/Maintainer

ASI y CodeDescription
Y1Transition (Position and Personnel)
Y2Transition (Personnel only)
Y3Transition (Personnel only)
Y7Sensor Manager Operations
Y9Warrior Transition Unit/Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit (WTU/CBWTU) Squad – Leader/Platoon Sergeant (SL/PSG)

ASI z CodeDescription
Z5Enlisted Aide
Z7Specialized Search Dog (SSD) Handler
Z8Technical ELINT Collection and Analysis

Why Get an Army ASI?

Additional Skill Identifier
Additional Skill Identifier

One thing that I advise you on is not to chase ASI schools for bragging rights or a badge. Instead, do it because you want to bring additional skills back to your unit. 

Note: Not all ASI schools have a badge associated with them, and not all badges are associated with an ASI. A good example would be the Combat Action Badge and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Difference Between Army ASI and Army SQI

To show the difference between Army ASI and Army SQI, I will illustrate it with the example below: 

Soldier A

  • Soldier A is in the infantry, with his specific MOS being “11B Infantryman.” 
  • Soldier A goes to Airborne School and earns the “P” Army SQI, Parachutist Special Qualification Identifier, meaning they qualify as parachutists. 
  • Soldier A earns the Parachutist Army SQI, a specific qualification beyond his primary MOS (1B Infantryman). He can therefore do parachute jumps as part of his infantry duties.

Soldier B

  • Soldier B also has the same primary MOS as Soldier A, an 11 Bravo Infantryman. Additionally, he attends sniper school and earns the “BA,” Sniper Army ASI.
  • This means that Soldier B has an additional skill beyond his primary MOS. Soldier B can therefore perform sniper duties in addition to his infantry duties.

Army ASIs and SQIs indicate that soldiers possess specialized skills or qualifications beyond their primary MOS. SQIs refer to specific qualifications, and army ASIs refer to additional skills or training. 

George N.