The Medical Service Corps (MSC) is the most diverse branch of the U.S. Army. It consists of four MFAs, four areas of concentration (AOC), and one military occupational specialty (MOS). The MSC includes commissioned and warrant officers. Members must have at least a bachelor’s degree before receiving a commission.
The MSC includes the following areas:
Administrative Health Services
Medical Allied Sciences
Preventive Medicine Sciences
Behavioral Health Sciences
Health Services Maintenance Technicians
The MSC provides direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions, and units. They also deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions.
Some helpful skills for MSC officers include:
Making accurate, immediate decisions
Performing under stress
Applying critical technical and thinking skills
Paying attention to detail
Being compelling communicators