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Cadets are doing some problem solving to see how they can accomplish their task at hand. Communicating, team work, confidence, and being physically fit are al l essential to becoming an officer and earning a commission.

Working Together

Cadets are doing some problem solving to see how they can accomplish their task at hand. Communicating, team work, confidence, and being physically fit are al l essential to becoming an officer and earning a commission.

“ I love the opportunity to develop my leadership skills. I really look forward to being an Officer in the Army. ROTC keeps me in top physical shape and allows me to be at the top of my game. ”

Mark S. (Sudweeks), Glenwood, IA

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.