University of Colorado at Boulder
The commissioning ceremony is the end result of the cadets time spent in ROTC, and the start of their career as an Army Officer.

Newly Commissioned 2LT Joseph Paolilli poses shortly after his commissioning in December 2005.

The commissioning ceremony is the end result of the cadets time spent in ROTC, and the start of their career as an Army Officer.

“ Army ROTC helped me develop the discipline, integrity, and confidence I needed to perform as an Army Officer. I have no regrets about my decision to join Army ROTC, and I’m proud of the person I’ve become. ”

2LT Christopher Jeremiah, Gillette, WY

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.