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Prior to cadets becoming commissioned officers they must take an oath. Within this oath are commitments to the nation, the US Constitution and other officers. Their transformation from cadet to Lieutenant continues with a pinning ceremony where they receive their rank and their first salute as an officer. This monumental occasion highlights the completion of academic and military science pursuits.

Cadets Keith Stewart, Eric Folsom and Ben Bakken all take the Oath of Office at graduation services for Methodist College

Prior to cadets becoming commissioned officers they must take an oath. Within this oath are commitments to the nation, the US Constitution and other officers. Their transformation from cadet to Lieutenant continues with a pinning ceremony where they receive their rank and their first salute as an officer. This monumental occasion highlights the completion of academic and military science pursuits.

“ The Battalion is helping me become an officer by providing me with all the necessary skills and tools to succeed at my next level in my military career. I am a better listener, I visualize things easier and I am more conceptual, my desire to serve has increased tremendously. I love what I do , I love the Army, and I love helping others. ”

Cadet Flossie Marie Jeffrey, Class of 2006,Columbus, GA

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.