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Two ways to serve: Active Duty or Reserve component

You will have a choice whether to serve on active duty status, or as a member of the Army Reserve. Active duty Soldiers serve full time. You will live on or near a military installation that serves as your unit’s base of operations. You will be paid a full salary and you will have access to all of the benefits of a full-time Soldier.

Serving in the Army Reserve is similar to working a part-time job. You can live where you want, focus on your civilian career and stay close to your family. You will also have access to many of the benefits of active duty Soldiers, but your time spent on duty is greatly decreased.


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Officer Benefits

BENEFITS

Army Officers benefit from long-term career stability and competitive pay.

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Officer Careers

Careers

Honor, integrity and personal courage are values Army officers embody in their pursuit of mission accomplishment and personal excellence. There are two kinds of officers in the U.S. Army: Commissioned Officer and Warrant Officer.

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PATHS

Explore the four paths to becoming an Officer. Earn a direct commission, join the Reserve Officer Training Corps, Officer Candidate School or look into the United States Military Academy West Point.

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Find Your Path

There are four key paths to becoming an officer in the U.S. Army. Discover which one is right for you.

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FAQ

Find out more about becoming an officer in the U.S. Army, with links to more detailed descriptions on this site.

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