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With over 150 career options, your future begins here. Join during Army National Hiring Days, June 10th-July 2nd, and you could receive an extra bonus up to $2,000 or a four-year scholarship.

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OFFICER CAREERS & SPECIALTIES

Take a look at over 20 different career fields that you can choose from as an Army officer.

RANKS & INSIGNIA

Get to know the ranks and insignia that Soldiers wear on their uniforms.

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THE FOUR PATHS TO BECOME AN ARMY OFFICER
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Army ROTC

Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) allows students to enroll in elective leadership and military courses at colleges and universities. At graduation, ROTC cadets are commissioned as Second Lieutenants.

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Direct Commission

Direct commission provides individuals who possess leadership, skills, and experience the opportunity to become an Army Officer. In addition to individuals from professional fields like law, medicine and religion, the Army has expanded Direct Commission to look for skilled individuals in a multitude of other fields. At completion of an Officer training program, they are commissioned at a rank determined by their experience and career branch.

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Officer Candidate School

Officer Candidate School allows college graduates to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be commissioned as Army Officers. Through classroom instruction and training exercises, candidates learn to become leaders.

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United States Military Academy

West Point is one of the country’s oldest colleges. Cadets are immersed in military customs and traditions while working toward a college degree. At graduation, cadets are commissioned as Army Second Lieutenants.

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