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After completing ROTC and earning your bachelor’s degree, a cadet is commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in either Active Duty, the United States Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.

The culmination of four years of education and ROTC: A commission as a 2nd Lieutenant

After completing ROTC and earning your bachelor’s degree, a cadet is commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in either Active Duty, the United States Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.

“ Four years of Army ROTC has transformed from and average college student to a confident and effective leader. ”

Todd Gross, Chicago, IL

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.