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The final stage of the commissioning ceremony is the First Salute. The newly commissioned officer receives his first salute from a NCO of his choosing. As part of the tradition of the first salute, the new officer gives the NCO a Liberty Silver Dollar minted in the year he graduated as a thank you for all of the training he received from the NCO.

New 2LT Receives First Salute.

The final stage of the commissioning ceremony is the First Salute. The newly commissioned officer receives his first salute from a NCO of his choosing. As part of the tradition of the first salute, the new officer gives the NCO a Liberty Silver Dollar minted in the year he graduated as a thank you for all of the training he received from the NCO.

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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.