Department of Military Science

Career opportunities

Commission as a Second Lieutenant

Once you commission, you will enterĀ the Army as a Second Lieutenant in one the 17 basic branches or specialties. You can serve either full time on active duty or part time in the US Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

Benefits for an Active Duty Component commissioned officer

  • Salary and benefits of over $50,000/year
  • Full medical and dental coverage
  • Fast upward mobility
  • Wide range of job opportunities and assignments worldwide
  • Viable Retirement Plan

Benefits for a Reserve Component commissioned officer

  • Supplemental income and secondary career
  • Flexibility in choosing your specialty and assignments
  • Wide range of job opportunities
  • Establish connections between your military and private communities
  • Ability to enhance your careerĀ in the private sector or do something entirely different from your “day” job