Day-to-Day Issues
FAQs




How do promotions work?
A comprehensive explanation of how rank/promotion impact your career will be provided during OBC. Refer to the Uniformed Service Rank Chart [PDF] to learn how the ranks and grades of the Commissioned Corps compare to the other six uniformed services of the United States.

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Will I be required to wear a uniform?
The Commissioned Corps is a uniformed service and, as such, uniforms are required. An officer called to active duty with the Commissioned Corps for the first time is entitled to a one-time uniform allowance. The dollar amount will not cover all uniform expenses, but will allow you to purchase a basic uniform of some type. Learn more about the Commissioned Corps uniforms.

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Will I have to sign a contract stating that I will serve a specified number of years with the Commissioned Corps, as required by other uniformed services?
Upon call to duty it is expected that each officer will serve in their initial assignment for a minimum of 2 years at which time an officer can voluntarily separate at their discretion. For those professions eligible for accession bonuses, this obligation may be longer.

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Page Last Modified on 9/30/2013