Big thanks to Zach B., Marine Corps infantry vet, for sharing some thoughts about how to survive and thrive at Marine Corps Officer Candidates School…in the dead of winter. I recently realized that I departed for OCC (Officer Candidate Course) almost 6 years ago to the day – meaning that somewhere out there some very […]
General OCS Advice
Your OCS letters are a memorable source of encouragement and escape that you’ll likely save for years to come. Encourage your friends and family to write via mail or Sandboxx, but be careful about care packages or snacks. Rules on receiving those vary by unit. Our thanks to Marine Captain Jeremiah for sharing his personal story, […]
Welcome to all you aspiring Marine Corps officers. We hope the blog and our social media content helps you achieve your goals. Search for something specific, or browse around the topic of your choice. Don’t miss our unique and sometimes irreverent social media presence, where we interact with you most directly. Lastly, join Sandboxx as […]
I interviewed Marine Corps officer Capt Stoddard, who is the Officer Selection Officer (OSO) for OSS Saint Louis today. We covered the top questions received on the blog and in our facebook page. Feel free to connect with either of us in Sandboxx as well. Note: we shot an hour of supplemental footage, containing advice […]
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.