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Cadet Martinez and Fodness smile for the camera during the Fall Land Navigation Lab

Land Navigation Lab

Cadet Martinez and Fodness smile for the camera during the Fall Land Navigation Lab

“ Being in ROTC has given me a lot of confidence when working in groups and meeting new people. The squad aspect of ROTC has helped me work better with groups by giving me the ability to take in other people's ideas and formulate a plan that is best suited for the group. The physical aspect of ROTC has given me great self confidence in both my body and my abilities. This has translated into me being able to meet new people without being so self conscious about myself. ”

Brian Varns, USD 08, Vermillion, SD

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.