Wheaton College
On the Fall FTX (Field Training Exercise), cadets work their way through a challenging grenade assault course.

Grenade Assault Course

On the Fall FTX (Field Training Exercise), cadets work their way through a challenging grenade assault course.

“ My sister loved her ROTC experience and the time she spent in the Army. Thus, as a senior in high school, she strongly encouraged me to apply for a scholarship and to consider the various opportunities and benefits to being an Army officer. The Rolling Thunder Battalion has not only provided me with a scholarship, but it has taught me the importance of being a confident and competent leader, as well as a selfless servant to others. Through the support of my peers and the cadre members of the RTB, I anticipate my role as an officer in the United States Army. ”

Betsy DeSitter, North Central College ‘06

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.