Department of Military Science & Leadership

Commissioned Officer Careers

After earning their Bachelor's or Master's degree from Cal Poly, Cadets will become Commissioned Officers in the United States Army.  Commissioned Officers are responsible for leading and training enlisted Soldiers, planning missions, and organizing the internal and external affairs of the Army. They are part of a unique club that includes George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, George Patton, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur.

Officers are entrusted with the welfare, morale and professional development of the Soldiers under their command. As such, the Army grants Officership to only the most qualified, talented men and women.  There are many career paths that Army Officers can pursue throughout a variety of different specialty branches. These inlcude:


Operations Support (OS) Branches

Military Intelligence

Signal Corps

Cyber Command

Special Branches

Army Medical Department (AMEDD)

Chaplain Corps

Judge Advocate General Corps

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Upcoming Events

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    Halloween Run

    31 October

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    Fall Joint FTX

    4-5 November

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    Fall Commissioning

    10 December

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