This blog post is the sixth in a series of posts highlighting the various specialties and sub-specialties offered by the recently launched Officer Specialty Management System. Stay tuned as we share key information about each specialty/sub-specialty in the coming weeks!
Written by Lt. Cmdr. Roger Robitaille
What is a Community?
The Officer Specialty Management System contains three organizational layers:
> Communities: Mission Support and Mission Operations.
>Specialties – which live within a Community.
>Sub-specialties – which live within a Specialty (not all Specialties have sub-specialties).
In OSMS “speak”, a community is a collection of specialties that share missions, skills or organizational constructs. Communities are designations for positions only and are not assigned to officers.
Mission Support Community (CG-CMS10)
There are currently 116 positions with this designation, primarily comprised of commanding officers, executive officers, and logistics department positions at sectors and bases. The positions provide excellent opportunities for out-of-specialty tours while using the competencies, training, education, and experience of officers within the mission support workforce.
The positions identified by this officer specialty code are intended to be filled by an officer with the following specialties or subspecialties, including:
|ENG10 – Engineering||ENG12 – Naval Engineering|
|ENG13 – Civil Engineering|
|ENG15 – Aeronautical Engineering|
|HRM10 – Human Resources||HRM11 – Human Resource Management|
|HRM12 – Recruiting|
|HRM13 – Training|
|C4I10 – C4IT||C4I11 – Information Systems Management|
|C4I12 – Electrical and Electronics Engineering|
|C4I13 – Communications Management|
|MED10 – Medical||MED11 – Physician Assistant|
|MED12 – Medical Administration|
|FIN10 – Financial Management|
|MGT16 – Acquisitions Project Management|
|INT10 – Intelligence (Community placement under review)||NAP14 – Reserve Program Administrators|
Mission Operations Community (CG-CMO10)
There are currently 113 positions with this designation, primarily comprised of mission operations command cadre at Area, District, and Sectors.
The positions identified by this officer specialty code are intended to be filled by an officer with the following specialties or sub-specialties:
|OAF10 – Operations Afloat||OAF11 – Aids to Navigation|
|OAF12 – Ice Operations|
|OAP10 – Operations Ashore Prevention||OAP11 – Vessel Inspections|
|OAP12 – Marine Investigations|
|OAP13 – Waterways Operations & Management|
|OAP14 – Port and Facility Safety and Security|
|OAP15 – Auxiliary Operations Coordination|
|OAP16 – Marine Safety Engineering|
|OAR10 – Operations Ashore Response||OAR11 – Search and Rescue Coordination|
|OAR12 – Defense Operations/Readiness|
|OAR13 – Maritime Law Enforcement / PWCS|
|OAR14 – Boat Forces Operations|
|OAR15 – Marine Environmental Response|
|OAR16 – Incident Management and Preparedness|
|OAR18 – Contingency and Operational Planning|
|AVI10 – Response Aviation||AVI11 – Fixed Wing Aviation|
|AVI12 – Rotary Wing Aviation|
Apply for your officer specialties!
To learn more, visit the OPM3 OSMS Site