Claremont McKenna College
Cadets build and challenge their map-reading skills on a land navigation course. The mastery of this skill and hundreds of others ensures their success as officers.

Establish Direction

Cadets build and challenge their map-reading skills on a land navigation course. The mastery of this skill and hundreds of others ensures their success as officers.

“ I am looking forward to the adventure of it all. Other people graduating right now don't know what they are going to do. I know exactly what I am going to do-- be an officer and a leader of America's soldiers. ”

Chris Wilson,Bellingham, WA

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.