Widener University
Our students learn discipline, physical fitness and leadership skills to assist them professionally in both the military and civilian world. After completing Army ROTC students earn the Gold Bar of a Second Lieutenant.

Former cadet Goslin is now a young officer in the Army National Guard after gaining his commission through the ROTC program at Widener University.

Our students learn discipline, physical fitness and leadership skills to assist them professionally in both the military and civilian world. After completing Army ROTC students earn the Gold Bar of a Second Lieutenant.

“ ROTC has prepared me for the challenges of becoming an officer in the United States Army. I have developed my leadership skills and I am able to work better as a member of a team. ”

2LT Alexandra Service, Class of 2019, West Chester, PA

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.