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Becoming and Officer

Success Now an in the Future

Army ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. The leadership training and experiences that you have in Army ROTC will provide you with a foundation to become a commissioned Army Officer upon graduation.

Starting Your Career

After you graduate from college, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Your commissions as an Officer will be just the beginning. You will find a variety of interesting Officer career fields—called branches—in the Army. Once you choose your Army branch, you will embark on specialized training.

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The Army: It's What You Make It

Upon completion of Officer branch training and a first assignment, Army Officers may pursue additional specialized training and post-graduate education opportunities. You will most likely be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions. Also, you may develop doctrine, teach military tactics or serve as advisors.