Thanks to a recently graduated OCC candidate who volunteered to share his advice and thoughts on the physical and mental rigors of OCS!
My personal experiences at OCS
- Practice leading your pool in PT
- Make friends with local NROTC midshipmen
- Learn OCS knowledge
- If you are muscle-bound, run every chance you get
- If you are a naturally good runner, build up your muscular endurance
- Read as much as you can on the internet , thousands of people have gone through the same thing that you are about to. The more you prepare yourself the more confident you will be.
The Challenges of OCS
The Confidence Course will be nerve wracking for candidates that have a fear of heights. It is completely normal. My best advice to overcome this is to visualize your success and understand that failure is not an option. As long you do not cheat or lie at OCS, and do not under any circumstances accept failure, you will graduate.