Know Your USMC OCS Waiver!

Candidate Question: As a single parent with custody of my daughter, does a Dependents Waiver hurt my package’s chances? Would the Marines rather select a single guy over me? Personally, I feel more competent now that I am a parent and I have to keep in mind that every man or woman I may potentially […]

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Happy 239th Birthday, Marines!

Take a quick moment to watch this year’s birthday message and to reflect on what it means to be a US Marine. May we remember and appreciate the sacrifice and leadership of all our warriors gone before. 239 This year is the 239th Marine Corps Birthday. And it is new Commandant Dunford’s first birthday message […]

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Guest Post: How TBS Differs From OCS

Thanks to the team at Peace for Centralia, a new online forum on The Basic School, for this guest post! Fact: OCS Is Different from TBS PT is less running, more packing Order writing matters Flexibility in the field, “Be Prepared To Change” Academics are memorization, broad and different on each exam Be efficient with […]

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Advice from a Candidate at MEPS

Thanks to an anonymous candidate who shared his recent experience at MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) for your preparation and awareness. The Mindset for MEPS I actually really enjoyed MEPS and I think that was because of the mindset I had going in with. Before going I had heard from everyone at my OSO office […]

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