North Carolina State University
There is a Spring, Summer, and Fall commissioning ceremony where cadets, soon to be Second Lieutenants, take their oath and receive the coveted first salute. In the summer of 2009, eight cadets commissioned into branches such as Infantry, Transportation, Field Artillery, and Engineer. Once commissioned the newly commissioned officers get orders to attend the officer basic course pertaining to their military occupational specialty. After they complete the officer basic course along with any follow-on schools these officers will get to their units.

8 newly commissioned Second Lieutenants at the 2009 Summer Commissioning Ceremony.

There is a Spring, Summer, and Fall commissioning ceremony where cadets, soon to be Second Lieutenants, take their oath and receive the coveted first salute. In the summer of 2009, eight cadets commissioned into branches such as Infantry, Transportation, Field Artillery, and Engineer. Once commissioned the newly commissioned officers get orders to attend the officer basic course pertaining to their military occupational specialty. After they complete the officer basic course along with any follow-on schools these officers will get to their units.

“ Army ROTC allowed me to live the life of a college student as well as prepare me for the leadership challenges of an Army Officer. ”

2LT Bryan Williams, Hope Mills, NC

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.