Bowling Green State University
A cadet passes from a cadet to a Second Lieutenant – an Army Officer. Family, friends and loved take part in the commissioning ceremony first pinning on the Bars of Gold to the new officer then offering a moment of well deserved congratulations for typically four years of hard work as a student and a cadet.

A newly commissioned Second Lieutenant being congratulated

A cadet passes from a cadet to a Second Lieutenant – an Army Officer. Family, friends and loved take part in the commissioning ceremony first pinning on the Bars of Gold to the new officer then offering a moment of well deserved congratulations for typically four years of hard work as a student and a cadet.

“ ROTC not only gets a person ready for the Army, it sets a person up to be successful in life. ”

Neil Casey, 2LT, Class of 2006,North Baltimore, OH

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.