University of Central Oklahoma
Graduating Cadets take the Oath of Office as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. This event represents all of the hard work that each cadet has put forth in ROTC to earn their commission. Upon graduation, our newly commissioned Second Lieutenants begin their career on Active Duty, in the Army National Guard or United States Army Reserve.

Oath of Office

Graduating Cadets take the Oath of Office as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. This event represents all of the hard work that each cadet has put forth in ROTC to earn their commission. Upon graduation, our newly commissioned Second Lieutenants begin their career on Active Duty, in the Army National Guard or United States Army Reserve.

“ Becoming an officer is about more than being a leader in the U.S. Army. It’s about being a productive member of your community and country. It’s about excelling in all areas of your life, be it military, civilian, or family. ”

Neal Harvey, Bakersfield, 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.