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2LT Burnham is given the oath of office by his grandmother, a WWII WAVES ensign.

“ Receiving a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army requires the oath of office: a solemn vow to defend the principles that this country was founded upon. This is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. ”

2LT Thomas P. Burnham, Libertyville, IL

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.