Courtesy of the Marine Corps Association, see the old and new versions of the military phonetic alphabet. Made familiar in movies such as Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers (remember “Easy” Company?), this will be your new way to spell on the radio throughout your Marine Corps career. Just make sure you don’t use […]
Courtesy of the Marine Corps Training Command Officer Candidates School website These would apply whether you are sending traditional mail or the new officially-sanctioned military mailing app Sandboxx.
Throughout history, the road to becoming a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps has generally begun with one of several programs at Officer Candidates School (OCS): Officer Candidates Class (OCC) Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) or The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Each course is designed to educate and train officer candidates in Marine […]
This program is designed to get you comfortable with longer runs, while also building the speed you’ll need to crush a 3-mile PFT or sprint through an obstacle course. We’ll test your PFT time twice, once at the end of the 3rd week, and again at the end of the 7th week. If you find […]
Catch Part I of our Getting to OCS series here Part II: Your First Meeting and Filling out the Rough Application In the last post, we covered the first steps for becoming a Marine Officer. This post will detail what will be covered in your first meeting and provide a few tips to ensure everything […]
Part I – First Contact: What to Expect When You Talking to an OSO for the First Time So you’ve decided you might be interested in becoming an officer in the Marine Corps. You’ve avoided the pull of the other branches, and you’ve done at least a little research into what Marine Officers do. What […]