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The ROTC program culminates with being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Each new lieutenant will then report to his/her branch specific (Infantry, Aviation, Medical Service Corps…) training in the coming months. Cadets get to request the branch that they want the beginning of their MSIV year.

This MSIV cadet receives her commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

The ROTC program culminates with being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Each new lieutenant will then report to his/her branch specific (Infantry, Aviation, Medical Service Corps…) training in the coming months. Cadets get to request the branch that they want the beginning of their MSIV year.

“ Doing the ROTC program along with the National Guard allowed me to discover what I am made of and unlocking that potential. It has developed leadership principles and tested them during summer training events. Airborne School has been my most memorable event and really helped develop me as a leader. Leaders are made not born, that is a fact. ”

Chris M.,Cicero, IN

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.