Careers in the Army Army ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. The leadership training and experiences that students have in Army ROTC will provide them with a foundation to become commissioned Army Officers upon graduation.
Upon completion of the Army ROTC program, graduates will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army, commissioning into the Active Duty, the Army Reserves or the National Guard. They will then continue onto the Branch training for their first branch while serving in the Army.
Upon completion of Officer branch training and a first assignment, Army Officers may pursue additional specialized training and postgraduate education opportunities. They will be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions in upper management. Also, they may develop doctrine, teach military tactics or serve as advisors.
To learn more about the different branches, visit Army Officer Branches and Talent Management. Here you can see what each of the branches does as well as which branch might be the right one for you!
To learn more about the components that a Second Lieutenant can commission into, visit Army Reserves and National Guard components for more information.
For more information on careers, visit Officer Careers and Specialties.
Army Officer Starting Pay (2LT)
Total monthly pay $3,917.66
TOTAL ANNUALLY------- $47,011.92
After 24 months (1LT)
Total monthly pay $4,899.86
TOTAL ANNUALLY----- $58,798.32
After 42 months (Captain)
Total monthly pay $6,382.76
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