University of Kansas
Proudly standing next to KU’s Campanile World War II monument and overlooking Memorial Stadium, the Professor of Military Science, Lieutenant Colonel Maxcy, swears in the Army’s newest Lieutenants.

Taking the Oath

Proudly standing next to KU’s Campanile World War II monument and overlooking Memorial Stadium, the Professor of Military Science, Lieutenant Colonel Maxcy, swears in the Army’s newest Lieutenants.

“ Army ROTC asks a lot out of you. There’s no question. It takes determination, intelligence, a strong will, and time. But, nothing worth doing is ever easy. The Jayhawk Battalion needs young men and women that are going to rise to a challenge, not shrink away. And after you prove what it takes, you will be rewarded with trust. America and its Army will trust you to take care of its most important resource: people. If that doesn’t inspire confidence, I don’t know what does. ”

Cadet Yolanda Ramirez, Topeka, KS

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.