Are there opportunities for Army officers to get involved in R&D or at least manage a R&D facility? I am interested in USARIEM and the Natick Soldier Systems centers. Does the Army try to make use of junior officers' (LT-CPT) degrees? For example, if someone has a degree in exercise physiology and wants to improve soldier survivability, will the Army take that into consideration when assigning duties? Or if someone is studying a critical language and studying polysci, will the Army make an effort to put that officer in a specific branch that uses their skills?