What is the process to become an officer?
There are four paths to becoming an officer:
Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) lets undergraduate and graduate students enroll in elective leadership and military courses at colleges and universities in addition to their required courses.
Direct Commission provides leaders in professional fields such as law, medicine and religion the opportunity to become an Army Commissioned Officer.
Officer Candidate School (OCS) allows college graduates to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be commissioned as an Army officer through classroom instruction and training exercises.
U.S. Military Academy at West Point, one of our country’s premier colleges, immerses cadets in military customs and traditions while working toward a college degree.