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After completing their undergraduate degree and military science requirements, Cadets are commissioned as Second Lieutenant’s in the United States Army. They then go on serve on active duty, in the U.S. Army Reserse, or the National Guard.

Commissioning ceremony for a cadet

After completing their undergraduate degree and military science requirements, Cadets are commissioned as Second Lieutenant’s in the United States Army. They then go on serve on active duty, in the U.S. Army Reserse, or the National Guard.

“ Army ROTC has been the most rewarding activity I have ever been involved in. I've met some of my best friends at the University of Maine and from across the country while participating in training that has challenged me both physically and mentally. Army ROTC gave me the motivation to focus on academics in a way that I had never done before and consequently made me a much better student. My experience with UMaine Army ROTC has exceeded every expectation I had coming into the program and has allowed me to exceed all the expectations I had for myself. ”

Cadet LTC Anders Hamlin, Cadet Battalion Commander , Milo, Maine

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.