Oregon State University
Commissioning is the capstone event of ROTC, it means that you have made it through Army ROTC and have earned the rank of second lieutenant.

Second Lieutenant Alan Hartman, Second Lieutenant Jonah Liddell, Second Lieutenant Travis Ostrem, and Second Lieutenant Tiffany Ramsdal swear in as commissioned officers into the United States Army

Commissioning is the capstone event of ROTC, it means that you have made it through Army ROTC and have earned the rank of second lieutenant.

“ It is an honor to become an officer in the United States Army. It is a great feeling to know that you have accomplished a goal you have set for yourself. Once you have become an officer you feel like you are on top of the world. You are treated with respect and people look at you for leadership and guidance. ”

Second Lieutenant Tiffany Ramsdal,Eugene, Oregon

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.