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A senior Cadet is being “pinned” Second Lieutenant by her family during a recent Commissioning Ceremony.

Success Now and in the Future

A senior Cadet is being “pinned” Second Lieutenant by her family during a recent Commissioning Ceremony.

“ Becoming an officer is the ultimate sacrifice to your country. You are the sole person responsible for your Soldiers’ welfare and training. Doing the right thing and fulfilling your obligation to yourself and your team is imperative, by providing leadership which is what becoming an officer is all about. We can complete our Nation’s mission. ”

A junior ROTC Cadet,Dorothy, WV

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.