On top of earning your bachelor's degree at Ohio University, you will also receive 31 credits in military science, leadership, tactics, and interpersonal skills that will set you apart from your fellow students. In fact, a Bobcat Battalion cadet can actually minor in military science. Then, upon graduation, your resume will immediately set you above and beyond your peers. Every year, the Wall Street Journal surveys corporate human resources executives on the profession from which they would want to hire their new employees, and Military Officer has been #1 on that list every year.
Not only are you learning world-class leadership and management skills with the Bobcat Battalion, you are also setting yourself up for an exciting and satisfying job, leading and managing some of America's finest young men and women. Whether you decide to go part-time with the Army Reserve or Army National Guard, or full-time as an active duty army officer, your pay and benefits will be extremely competitive. As a young Second Lieutenant on active duty, you can expect your pay and benefits to top $50,000.00 in just your first year of service. Then, you can expect to be promoted regularly, each promotion bringing in an even bigger paycheck. Benefits include free medical care, free housing, tuition assistance to continue your education, and a meal stipend.
As an Army officer, you will find a plethora of support across America for you and the job that you do. There are tens of millions of Americans strongly standing behind you and all you do for the defense of this Nation. In each town and city, organizations such as the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion, AMVETS, and the Military Officers Association (MOAA) are all standing behind our Armed Forces every day of the year, ensuring that you and your Soldiers receive the community support you deserve. By becoming an Army Officer, you are joining a very small fellowship of American men and women who have placed service to the nation and to others at the forefront of their priorities. So, while you're standing up to support the United States of America, there are millions across the country standing up for you.