Marion Military Institute
2LT Godfrey commissioning ceremony. His mother and father pin his new 2LT shoulder boards on each shoulder.

MMI Commissioning Ceremony

2LT Godfrey commissioning ceremony. His mother and father pin his new 2LT shoulder boards on each shoulder.

“ Becoming an Officer is one of the most prestigious jobs that a person can have; leading Soldiers in many different types of situations and taking on that responsibility takes a dedicated and well-rounded individual. ”

Cadet Robert McNuckols,Hoover, AL

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.