Feature | May 31, 2019

Changes coming to the Officer Specialty Management System


Changes are coming to OSMS. The update, commonly referred to as OSMS 2.0, was developed to remedy numerous deficiencies identified by an OSMS Change Action Team. There are several things you need to know.

n OSMS 2.0 is scheduled for implementation on or about Oct. 1, 2019.

n Legacy OSMS code requests won’t be processed after July 1, 2019.

n OSMS 2.0 does not marginalize previously earned OSCs and there is no requirement to submit an OSC application by July 1, 2019.

n Officers are not candidates for a board or panel this summer should consider delaying new applications until after the launch of OSMS 2.0, once new Officer Specialty Requirements, CGHQ-5318, are published and promulgated.

OSMS 2.0 isn’t wholesale change, but the updates are significant. The new OSMS will:

  • Implement the Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master model for all specialties, and the "Levels" model (based on skills mastery) for all subspecialties.
  • Add, delete or modifies certain specialties/subspecialties to more accurately align to existing and future needs.
  • Assign the correct specialty and/or subspecialty at the right skill progression (AJM or Level) for each billet.

OPM-3’s OSMS CG Portal site has the most up to date information on OSMS 2.0 and answers to frequently asked questions.