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    How to Become an Officer

    Watch the various ways to train to become a Military officer in our video overview.

    Navy Officer Candidate School

    Navy Lt. Walter McDuffie explains the officer commissioning process.

    The Benefits of ROTC

    Maj. Otto Padron, an infantry officer, talks about ROTC and how it prepares students to be leaders in a military or civilian career.

    ROTC Training at Golden Gate Park

    Alex Fan and his fellow Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students engage in an exercise in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

    Officer Commissioning Ceremony

    Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Amanda Morgan participates in her officer commissioning ceremony and is sworn in by her father.

    ROTC Cadet Initial Entry Training

    College students can join ROTC after two years by participating in Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET).

    The Air National Guard Officer Path

    Maj. Windy Hendrick, a fighter pilot with the Air National Guard, discusses how people can join the Air National Guard as an officer.

    Army ROTC: "Students First"

    Jeff Davis, an Army ROTC cadet at Old Dominion University, balances his college education with his military training.

    Roles in the Corps: Infantry Officer

    Capt. Kutilek explains why he wanted to go into the infantry when he joined the Marine Corps.

    An Infantry Officer Leading from the Front: Capt. Kutilek

    Capt. Kutilek explains why he wanted to be as far forward on the front lines as possible and why he decided to attend the Citadel.

    Career Profile: Air Force Pediatrician

    Capt. Ryan McHugh, an Air Force pediatrician, visits with a young patient and his mother at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    FUTURES Magazine

    FUTURES Magazine

    Want to see even more of what life in the Military is really like? Check out our FUTURES magazine page! Order or download a complimentary magazine featuring an in-depth look into the lives of the people who make up today's Military, and be sure to check out their accompanying videos.