Combat Arms

What is Combat Arms?

Combat Arms is a collective name for troops within national armed forces which participate in direct tactical ground combat. Combat Arms works together with the Combat Service and Combat Support branches to complete any task or mission in order to successfully defend the United States of America, its allies, and its interest.

Some of the basic Combat Arms branches include:

  • Air Defense
  • Armor
  • Aviation
  • Corps of Engineers
  • Field Artillery
  • Infantry

The Air Defense Artillery (ADA) branch specializes in anti-aircraft weaponry. This branch is responsible for protecting troops from aerial attacks and surveillance.

Armor Crewmembers use tanks and other track vehicles to engage enemy targets.

The Aviation branch is responsible for the coordination of Aviation operations from maintenance to control tower operations to tactical field missions. Army Aviators provide quick-strike and long-range target engagement during combat operations and are often responsible for transporting troops and supplies.

Engineers build structures, develop civil works programs, work with natural resources and provide combat support. Engineers provide a variety of construction expertise to build and maintain roads, airfields, and other facilities.

The mission of the Field Artillery is to provide fire support in an operational environment. Field Artillery Soldiers must be trained in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of fire support systems.

The Infantry Branch is the main land combat force. They are responsible for meeting any threat by land.