BECOME AN OFFICER
Inspiring Strength In Others
Honor, integrity and personal courage are three of the values Army officers embody in their pursuit of mission accomplishment and personal excellence. As leaders, commissioned officers constantly validate themselves as Army Strong by having the strength to inspire strength in others. Below are the four paths to becoming a commissioned officer in the world’s premier Army.
Direct Commission provides leaders in professional fields such as law, medicine and religion the opportunity to become an Army Commissioned Officer. Upon completion of their Officer training program, they are commissioned at a rank determined by their career branch.Learn About Direct Commission
OCS allows college graduates to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be commissioned as an Army Officer. Through classroom instruction and training exercises, Candidates learn to become leaders. Upon completion of OCS, they are commissioned as Army Second Lieutenants.Learn About OCS
West Point is one of our country's premier colleges. West Point Cadets are immersed in military customs and traditions while working toward a college degree. Upon graduation, West Point Cadets are commissioned as Army Second Lieutenants.Learn About U.S. Military Academy