I've been reading threads for months and really appreciate all the answers I've seen. Maybe I accidentally skipped over this topic, but I am wondering about cadets' choices of jobs after graduation. I recently received my appointment to West Point, and I plan on entering with a major in mechanical engineering with a possible minor in Spanish. Upon graduation, do graduates get placed in an occupational field by West Point or do graduates choose their field based on their major? For example, would a civil engineer major be given the opportunity to enter the Army Corps of Engineers? Or would that same graduate be given an officer position based on some other criteria? Thanks.