Success Now and in the Future
Army ROTC prepares college students to
succeed in any competitive environment.
Participants in the program develop critical
skills in management and leadership which
are valuable to any civilian or military
career. Students gain confidence,
self-discipline, and technical experience.
Plus, the leadership training and experiences
that you have in Army ROTC will provide
you with a foundation to become commissioned
Army Officers upon graduation. New lieutenants
will enter the workforce as a leader
and supervise as many as 45 people, while
being accountable for hundreds of thousands
of dollars worth of assets. Even once
you get out of the military, civilian
employers want your leadership experience
and technical knowledge.
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.
Learn more about Branches & Specialties
Once you choose your Army branch, you
will embark on specialized training. Newly
commissioned Second Lieutenants on active
duty earn approximately $33,000 per year, not
including non-taxable allowances such as
food and housing. Soldiers earn 30
days of annual paid leave (vacation) while
on active duty plus have full medical and
dental coverage. Soldiers can retire
after 20- years of service and still be
young enough for a second career while
collecting their full retirement pay.
Part-time opportunities exist in the US
Army Reserve and the Army National Guard,
where officers are paid for one weekend
of Battle Assemblies per month and 2-weeks
of Annual Training. Guard and Reserve
Officers will receive active duty pay while
training for their specific career field
at their branch specific school.
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