The University of Akron
University of Akron President, Dr. Luis Proenza presents the Baccalaureate Degree to a UA Cadet just prior to his commissioning as a 2LT in the United States Army. University of Akron Cadets often receive additional awards upon graduation for their outstanding scholarly achievements.

Commissioning Day

University of Akron President, Dr. Luis Proenza presents the Baccalaureate Degree to a UA Cadet just prior to his commissioning as a 2LT in the United States Army. University of Akron Cadets often receive additional awards upon graduation for their outstanding scholarly achievements.

“ I’m excited to apply what I’ve learned through the Army ROTC Program in a real-world environment. I feel extremely ready to take on the next challenge! ”

Brye, K., East Liverpool, OH

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.