University of Louisville

“ During my sophomore year of college I lost my focus on academics and dropped my full-time student status. A few years later Army ROTC restored that focus and gave me a new direction in life. I averaged a 3.9 GPA for my remaining semesters and graduated with a degree in business management, but my true reward was the gift of leadership I had earned from ROTC. ”

2LT Kevin M, Alaska

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.