University of California Los Angeles
Cadets learn combat water survival techniques to include swimming with equipment and uniforms. Here they use their equipment as flotation devices and gain confidence in water. All non-swimming cadets learn to swim for free from certified swimming instructors.

Special Training

Cadets learn combat water survival techniques to include swimming with equipment and uniforms. Here they use their equipment as flotation devices and gain confidence in water. All non-swimming cadets learn to swim for free from certified swimming instructors.

“ I think the real strength in the ROTC program is that it forces you to take on responsibility, to take leadership and make key decisions, to stay organized enough to balance school, sports and ROTC and get the most out of your college experience. It challenges you in ways not offered by traditional classroom learning. ”

Former Cadet and UCLA Alumni, San Diego, CA

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.