New Mexico State University
Battalion Commander, c/LTC LaVolpa, teaches cadets about troop movement and firing procedures and during a fall Field Training Exercise outside of Las Cruces. During these types of exercises, cadets become familiar with land navigation, firing positions, ambush techniques, and other skills that will help develop them into future Army officers and enable them to lead soldiers.

Cadets learn to lead as officers in the U.S. Army.

Battalion Commander, c/LTC LaVolpa, teaches cadets about troop movement and firing procedures and during a fall Field Training Exercise outside of Las Cruces. During these types of exercises, cadets become familiar with land navigation, firing positions, ambush techniques, and other skills that will help develop them into future Army officers and enable them to lead soldiers.

“ ROTC pushes you to do things you never thought you could do. ”

Cadet Jonie Goodrich, Pojoaque, NM

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.