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Successfully completing the ROTC program earns one the privilege of wearing the gold bar of a second lieutenant, the distinction of being an officer in the world's premier fighting force: the United States Army. With many different career paths, duty stations around the world, and attractive pay and benefits, whether you are a nurse, an engineer, or an infantryman, the Army is a smart career choice.

CPT Lusty, cadre member, left, in Afghanistan with actor R. Lee Ermey, right.

Successfully completing the ROTC program earns one the privilege of wearing the gold bar of a second lieutenant, the distinction of being an officer in the world's premier fighting force: the United States Army. With many different career paths, duty stations around the world, and attractive pay and benefits, whether you are a nurse, an engineer, or an infantryman, the Army is a smart career choice.

“ ROTC gives you more options in life. You can be an active duty or reserve/guard officer, but no matter what choice you make you will gain the experience and leadership that will enable you to be successful in any environment. ”

CPT Brian Lusty, Holdenville, OK

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.