Austin Peay State University
During the Spring graduation ceremony at Austin Peay, the University recognizes the graduating ROTC cadets taking their Oath of Office. The cadets are sworn in as new Lieutenants in front of the entire graduating class, faculty, and family members. The Governors Guard Battalion enjoys a particularly positive relationship with the University.

Cadets taking their Oath of Office.

During the Spring graduation ceremony at Austin Peay, the University recognizes the graduating ROTC cadets taking their Oath of Office. The cadets are sworn in as new Lieutenants in front of the entire graduating class, faculty, and family members. The Governors Guard Battalion enjoys a particularly positive relationship with the University.

“ As a prior service noncommissioned officer, I was excited to get the opportunity for increased leadership and service as an officer. ROTC is a fun, in-depth way to acquire the tools, training, and confidence to serve as a future leader while earning a degree. ”

Cadet Joshua Holer,Chicago, Illinois

STARTING YOUR CAREER

After you graduate from college, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Your career as an Officer will be just beginning, and you'll find a variety of interesting Officer career fields, called branches, in the Army. Once you choose your Army branch, you will embark on specialized training.

Learn about Branches and Specialties on GoArmy.com

THE ARMY: IT'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT

Upon completion of Officer branch training and a first assignment, Army Officers may pursue additional specialized training and post-graduate education opportunities. You will most likely be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions. Also, you may develop doctrine, teach military tactics or serve as advisors.