“Help! How can I beat the tough odds at OCS for females? If you’ve wondered that, than your not alone. In my graduating class, less than 20% of females were remaining. Most of these went immediately to a delay at TBS due to injury. Scary figures, right? If you are intimidated or discouraged by these […]
General OCS Advice
It looks like you all need to subscribe to Marine Times if you have any boot questions. I went to OCS way back in 2009. My knowledge on boots may be out of date. Take all the boot-related advice on this site at your own risk. Oorah.
With all the humps (forced marches) at OCS, and running in boots, and in wet conditions, my feet never looked worse than as a candidate. Here is my back and forth with an applicant who is getting a pre-OCS practice hump scheduled right after he overdid it in his boots: How can I heal a […]
Enjoy. Now go PT.
A reader brought up a few good questions about boots. Since your boots are so important, I’m going to make an entire post just about boots. If I get any new boot-related questions, I will just keep updating this same post. Candidates are issued a pair each of jungles and ICBs. ICB stands for Infantry […]
I am simply revisiting a correspondence with a young OCS graduate, nearing his TBS ship date, with several questions and answers about TBS. TBS Questions Gearing up to head to TBS here in October, and had a few questions I was hoping you could answer: 1-Should I bring my desktop or just a laptop? Read […]