Eastern Illinois University
Here, MSG Boxrucker is giving the “first salute” to newly commissioned 2LT Westen.

MSG Boxrucker, and 2LT Westen

Here, MSG Boxrucker is giving the “first salute” to newly commissioned 2LT Westen.

“ ROTC has prepared me to become an officer in ways that not only challenged me physically, but also mentally. By going through this program, I learned much more about myself than in any other way possible. I know what I am not only capable of, but so much more. The ability to push the limits farther and harder allows me to know that I can successfully complete any challenge ahead of me in my future as an Army Officer. ”

Rennier, J,Olney, IL

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.