Western Kentucky University
The Military Science Department provides Color Guards during the Fall and Spring Commencement Ceremonies held at Western Kentucky University.

Color Guard during WKU' s Commencement Ceremony

The Military Science Department provides Color Guards during the Fall and Spring Commencement Ceremonies held at Western Kentucky University.

“ ROTC is an innovative and beneficial program. It teaches aspects of leadership that are unavailable in regular college courses and civilian life. The physical and mental challenges presented encourage personal growth and goal accomplishment, helping one maximize all attributes needed for the future. ”

Cadet Joshua Bosley , Bowling Green, KY

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.