Three-Tier MOS Selection Process at TBS Is Out

Thanks to the great team at USMC Officer.com for this guest post. Most of you have probably heard about the Marine Corps’ three-tier MOS selection process for placing Ground contract officers in their MOS. It’s a historic system that hasn’t changed for decades. Luckily, The Basic School is changing many procedures to better the development and MOS placement [...]

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Your CFT Ammo Can

Thanks to MarineCFT.com for this guest post. We highly recommend candidates and new Second Lieutenants make their own ammo cans in order to ace the annual Combat Fitness Test. Your CFT score affects your OCS and promotion grades for your whole career. Official CFT Ammo Can Weight 30 pounds according to the official orders. They [...]

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The Ultimate CFT Preparation Workout

The Ultimate CFT Preparation Workout is courtesy of Marine CFT.com, your number one source for help on the Combat Fitness Test Overview This workout plan provides for 3 workouts a week with 1 active recovery day. Every training day consists of a warmup, intense workout, and a cooldown. The equipment ideally includes a 35 pound [...]

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Crunch Alternatives for PFT Training

Candidate Question I’m currently training for the PFT. Unfortunately, I’ve developed some sort of rash on my buttocks and lower back that prevents me from doing crunches effectively. Are there any alternatives to doing crunches that will allow me to exercise the same muscles? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. A: Great question. This is [...]

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The Pre-Armstrong Workout for Pull-up Beginners

If doing full dead-hang pullups, or as a whole, the official Armstrong Pullup Program is too difficult for you, we recommend trying the following workout until your max set is 7-10 controlled, full dead-hang pullups.  Best of luck! The Pre-Armstrong Pullup Program Workout Courtesy of Armstrong Pullup Program.com  When required, simply pick any bicep curl [...]

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Commandant Amos

New Partner: Commandant’s Reading List

Our newest partner provides a very important resource for current and future Marines of every stripe. All Marines are required to read the books appropriate to their rank for professional development. There are categories for recruits and candidates as well. Now, the Commandant has added these additional special interest categories: Leadership Maneuver Warfare Strategic Thinking [...]

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