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Branch Night

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Cadets in ROTC are awarded their Area of Concentration (AOC) which is one of 17 career opportunities.

Adjutant General

As a Human Resources Officer, also known as an Adjutant General Officer (AG), Officers are responsible for providing personnel support that affects Soldiers’ overall well-being, while assisting commanders by accounting for and keeping Soldiers combat-ready. In many cases, the duties of an Adjutant General Officer are very similar to the function of a high-level human resources executive in the civilian world.

Cadre: MAJ Katie Glover is an Adjutant General Corps Officer & SSG Destonny Elias is an AG Non-Commissioned Officer.

Air Defense Artillery

As an Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Officer, officers lead the air defense artillery branch at all levels of command. They manage modern complicated military computers on complex networks, communications equipment systems, and radars in order to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces from aerial attack, missile attack, and aerial surveillance.

Cadre: CPT Kelsey Dunning is an Air Defense Officer.


As an Armor Officer, Officers are responsible for tank and cavalry/forward reconnaissance operations on the battlefield. They are a leader in operations specific to the armor branch and lead others in many areas of combat operations.


As an Aviation Officer, Officers command flight platoons and lead operations using Army helicopters. Missions may include hauling troops and carrying supplies, or they may involve quick and long-range strategic strikes.

Cadre: MAJ Tanya Tersillo is an Aviation Officer, specializing in Black Hawks.


As a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Officer, Officer’s are part of the Army branch that specifically defends against the threat of biological and chemical weapons, ‘dirty bombs’ and Weapons of Mass Destruction. In addition, Officers certify in HAZMAT operations and the handling of toxic and hazardous substances.

Corps of Engineers

As an Engineer Officer, Officer’s manage a wide range of crucial engineering projects, including constructing roads, bases, bridges, and airfields, supporting disaster relief and civilian rescue efforts, and researching alternative engineering technology.


As a Cyber Operations Officer, Officers are responsible for carrying out cyber security operations in conjunction with an organized plan by targeting adversary activities and capabilities.

Field Artillery

As a Field Artillery Officer, Officers lead the field artillery branch that neutralizes the enemy by cannon, rocket, and missile fire. In this position, Officers must be an expert in tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Finance & Comptroller

As a Financial Manager, Officers are managing resources and financial operations as part of the Army’s Finance and Comptroller Corps. Officers use their expertise in math to provide financial advice and recommendations for units looking to purchase services and supplies for their missions. They also supervise Finance Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers in charge of military pay, services with vendors, auditing, accounting, and more.


As an Infantry Officer, Officers are responsible for leading Infantry Soldiers at all levels of command and combined armed forces during missions on the ground. They assess the situation and lead attack, defense, and other operations.

Medical Services

The Medical Service Corps is the most diverse branch of the U.S. Army. This Corps is home to medical administrative, scientific, and provider specialties, from direct patient care to management of the U.S. Army’s health service system. Disciplines include:
~ Behavioral Sciences
~ Health Services
~ Laboratory Sciences
~ Optometry
~ Pharmacy
~ Podiatry
~ Preventative Medicine

Military Intelligence

As Army Military Intelligence Officers, Officers are responsible for all collected intelligence during Army missions. They provide essential information that can often save the lives of Soldiers fighting on front lines. They command and coordinate Military Intelligence Soldiers and combined armed forces, assess risks, and act to neutralize intelligence threats.

Military Police

As a Military Police Officer, Officers are responsible for ensuring the safety and protection of Army personnel, equipment, and resources. They control and secure terrain inside and outside military installations, as well as manage, supervise and control secured areas. Additionally, they supervise police intelligence missions, help train local law enforcement teams, lead small, tactical military police units, and function as an advisor to the Army Reserve and Army National Guard.


As an Ordnance Officer, Officers make sure that weapons systems, vehicles, and equipment are ready and available, and in perfect condition at all times. They also manage the developing, testing, fielding, handling, storage, and disposal of munitions.


Quartermaster Officers are responsible for making sure equipment, materials and systems are available and functioning for missions. The Quartermaster Officer provides supply support for Soldiers and units in field services, aerial delivery, and material and distribution management.


As a Signal Officer, Officers lead the Signal Corps, which is responsible for the Army’s entire systems of communication. They plan and execute all aspects of communication on a mission and will be critical to the Army’s continued success. They also maintain the Army’s voice, data and information systems, make tactical decisions, and engage Signal Soldiers at all levels of command.


As a Transportation Officer, Officers manage all elements of distribution related to the planning, operation, coordination and evaluation of all modes of transportation (air, sea, rail, & ground), in order to move units, personnel, equipment, and supplies. While in the Transportation Corps, they have the opportunity to command specialized transportation units focused on supporting global operations.

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