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College of Arts, Education, and Sciences
Military Science/ROTC

Becoming an Officer

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Army ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. Plus, the leadership training and experiences that you have in Army ROTC provides you with a foundation to become a commissioned Army Officer upon graduation.

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 there are a variety of interesting officer career fields, called branches, in the army. Once you choose your army branch, you conduct specialized training.  If you haven’t already been to Airborne School and Air Assault School you will get another chance.  Additionally some officers will be qualified to attend Ranger School and other elite schools.

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.