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At the end of the year, the senior class is commissioned as officers in the Army. As the culmination of their college careers, seniors are given both the honor and the responsibility of becoming a second lieutenant.

A cadet receives his gold bars

At the end of the year, the senior class is commissioned as officers in the Army. As the culmination of their college careers, seniors are given both the honor and the responsibility of becoming a second lieutenant.

“ At the end of this year, my classmates and me will graduate and be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. While this is a great honor, it is an even greater responsibility. Soon we will be in command of twenty to thirty soldiers in real life situations. While I am excited to have finished college, I am more excited to begin my life as an Army Officer. ”

Cdt. Mickey Robinson, Syracuse, NY

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.