Commissioned Officer Candidate (09S)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Entry Level
Officers are the leaders of the Army. They lead from the front and adjust to environments that are always changing.
To be an officer is to be respected as a Soldier and an inspiring leader — both within the Army and its community. Officers earn this honor because they’re trained to enhance personal and professional development of all whom they meet and work with.
- Make quick, successful decisions that focus on completing the mission
- Lead from the front and adjust to environments that are constantly changing
- Command operations that combine armed companies on the battalion, brigade and division levels
- Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for a variety of missions
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Officers receive training in career fields such as communication, personnel management, finance and logistics to develop leadership and problem-solving skills.
- Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
- Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
- Ability to make quick decisions
- Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities
Required ASVAB Score(s)General Technical (GT) : 110
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in fields such as business management. An officer in the Army is closely related to managerial positions in corporations.