Army Reserve
Army Officers Capt. JOhnson, Capt. Lee and LT. Jeudy

Commissioned Officer Candidate (09S)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

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.

Job Duties

  • 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

Requirements

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.

Training

Officers receive training in career fields such as communication, personnel management, finance and logistics to develop leadership and problem-solving skills.

Helpful 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.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

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.

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