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Our graduates become Officers in the US Army, US Army Reserve, and National Guard.

Becoming An Officer

Our graduates become Officers in the US Army, US Army Reserve, and National Guard.

“ Carolina ROTC wasn't just about tactics and Army values, it was giving me the knowledge to succeed in anything. The words of advice I received from the ROTC instructors at Carolina have proven so true in so many situations, both professional and personal. The Army, and life, will throw many curve balls at you, but Carolina ROTC gives you the skills and confidence to handle whatever's dished out. ”

1LT Diana Riad, UNC Class of 2003

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.