Becoming a Marine Officer is more than a career choice. It is a bold statement of intent. As a Marine Officer, you will be trained specifically to lead and inspire. You will earn the opportunity to generate real change at a point in your life when most of your peers are still searching for purpose. You will shoulder the great responsibility of directly ensuring our nation's future. As a Marine Officer, you will be entrusted by the United States of America to make sound decisions in the midst of chaos and uncertainty, ensuring not only mission success but also the well-being of the Marines under your command. There is no greater path of distinction, and no better way to test your mental and physical limits, than becoming a Marine Officer.As a Marine Officer leading ground missions, the challenges you face will focus on two profound responsibilities: accomplishing your assigned task and ensuring the welfare of the Marines you lead. To succeed as a Marine Officer in the Ground Combat Element, you must excel at both. Several specialties exist in this area, including infantry, artillery, engineering, intelligence, logistics, communications, cyber, supply, maintenance, public affairs, financial management, and more.College students and graduates may be eligible to apply. Ultimately, a bachelors degree is required for the position, so current students will apply for training during the summertime between semesters and will not start full- or part-time positions until after graduation.