College graduation is an exciting time for any student. It represents your first real transition into adulthood and legitimate responsibility, but that transition is amplified if you are also commissioning as a military officer. Most likely your college graduate is an ROTC Cadet and is both graduating and commissioning fairly close to each other.
First off, Congratulations! Whatever your relationship to this military officer, it is a tremendous sense of pride and honor to have a friend or family member enter military service as a commissioned officer. Second, what in the heck am I suppose to get them? Well, we’ve compiled a short, but simple list of Army Officer Commissioning and graduation gift ideas.
We recommend the personalization and thoughtfulness of these gifts, but if you are looking for something more practical, please check out our any occasion gifting ideas.
A Soldier’s Prayer wall decor/sign makes a great gift for a brave soldier that has put their life on the line for our country. A Soldier’s Prayer along with a waving American Flag and a silhouette of a soldier kneeling are etched in the plywood. The edges of the sign are scorched giving it a nice rustic/aged look. The sign is finished with an oak stain and clear coat.
Write a thoughtful, personal message on the inside cover of this classic book and your graduate will carry it with him or her for life. The remarkable tale is the meaningful representation of the life transition that is occurring, symbolized in a children’s book!
If there is a family history of military service, this is the perfect gift to continue the legacy of military service within the family.