University of Richmond

Cadets Taking on the future getting Commissioned

“ There’s nothing quite like the rush of leading your chalk out the door of the plane with a parachute on your back; or the feeling you get when you arrive at your first platoon and realize you are now in charge of, and more importantly, responsible for the welfare of 30 to 40 soldiers in your platoon. ”

Derek Bogda,Richmond, VA

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.