To be an infantry officer is to be at the core of the Army’s fighting force. In this position, you will be a leader in the main land combat force of the U.S. Army. You will serve as a platoon leader and eventually as a company commander. You will ensure that your troops work together for a common goal. You will also share in their challenges and in their victories.
Whether in times of peace or in times of combat, an infantry lieutenant is self- disciplined, confident, and intelligent. Infantry officers are expected to make quick decision, take initiative and adjust to constantly changing environments.