I am pretty much getting ready to set everything in motion to be an officer for the army. I enlisted, am graduating HS early in 3/4 weeks to go to basic and will be back from AIT in time for college in the fall. I have always wanted to join the military for various reasons and decided if I could get up on some ranks, make more money and get some free college why not. What I made this topic for was asking what paths I can take so that I won't be stuck behind a desk once I am out of college as an officer, or even if there are ways to do it. I'm not here thinking I'm rambo and will run into the middle east shooting hundreds of taliban but I'd rather not be back at HQ the entire time I'm deployed. I know being an officer and all they don't want to send them into combat as quickly as they would an infantry pfc but i'm sure you guys get the point.