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Becoming an Officer
SUCCESS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
Army ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. Plus, the leadership training and experiences that you have in Army ROTC will provide you with a foundation to become commissioned Army Officers upon graduation.
“I decided to join ROTC because I have wanted to be in the Army since I was a little kid, and ROTC was a way for me to continue my education and join the Army.” Cadet Travis Bryant
STARTING YOUR CAREER
After you graduate from college, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Your career as an Officer will be just beginning, and you’ll 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.
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.