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Every spring the Liberty Battalion commissions about twenty new 2nd Lieutenants. This great honor is held at the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Headquarters in Boston’s historical Faneuil Hall. Family, friends, and fellow Cadets come to wish these young men and women good luck and send them off with a big HOOAH as they begin careers. Many will be off in haste, all over the country to their Officer Basic Courses, eager and ready for the next phase of training.

MSIV Senior Cadets are honored each year at the Military Ball.

Every spring the Liberty Battalion commissions about twenty new 2nd Lieutenants. This great honor is held at the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Headquarters in Boston’s historical Faneuil Hall. Family, friends, and fellow Cadets come to wish these young men and women good luck and send them off with a big HOOAH as they begin careers. Many will be off in haste, all over the country to their Officer Basic Courses, eager and ready for the next phase of training.

“ I am looking forward to becoming an officer and taking on a platoon of my own. ROTC has taught me what I need in order to begin my career as an Army officer. ”

Cadet Erin Baker,North Massapequa, New York

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.