Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Newly commissioned Lieutenants Williams (left) and Conroy embark on their military careers. Lieutenant Williams has branched Adjutant General Corps while Lieutenant Conroy has branched Ordnance.

Winter Commissioning Ceremony 2009

Newly commissioned Lieutenants Williams (left) and Conroy embark on their military careers. Lieutenant Williams has branched Adjutant General Corps while Lieutenant Conroy has branched Ordnance.

“ Becoming an Army Officer is important to me because it will open windows for anything I will ever pursue whether it’s a career or starting my own business. ”

Cadet Davis, MSIII,

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.