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During FVSU Commencement Cadets are commissioned into the United States Army during ceremony. Families, friends, University Presidents and other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning as well as the Ceremonial Oath of Office and Silver Dollar Salute.

FVSU Commissioning

During FVSU Commencement Cadets are commissioned into the United States Army during ceremony. Families, friends, University Presidents and other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning as well as the Ceremonial Oath of Office and Silver Dollar Salute.

“ I joined the ROTC program in order to challenge myself mentally and physically. I also saw a great opportunity to one day become an officer in the United States Army. ”

Christopher Lee, 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.