Societies look to professional organizations to provide functions that are essential for their well being and survival. The military is one such institution, serving society as a whole, providing that which fellow citizens cannot provide themselves – National Security. Society invests responsibility in the military profession through the Officer’s Commission. Officership is the practice of being a commissioned Army Leader, inspired by a unique professional identity that is shaped by what an officer must KNOW and DO, but most importantly, by a deeply held personal understanding and acceptance of what an officer must BE. This unique self-concept incorporates four interrelated roles: Warfighter, servant to the nation, member of the Army profession, and leader of character. The first step to officership is knowing all your options.