University of Delaware
The culmination of all the blood, sweat, and tears shed by our Cadets is the Commissioning Ceremony. Each graduate of our program has earned the rank of Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. This day is the stepping block for the Army’s newest Officers.

Commissioning!

The culmination of all the blood, sweat, and tears shed by our Cadets is the Commissioning Ceremony. Each graduate of our program has earned the rank of Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. This day is the stepping block for the Army’s newest Officers.

“ ROTC was the most fun I had in college. Through Ranger Challenge and Ranger Company, as well as Military Science Classes, I learned a lot about leadership and values that not only apply to life in the military, but to civilian life as well. ”

Mehan, L., Newark, DE

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.