“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
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 […]
“What should I get a graduating or commissioning candidate?” is a question asked by many family members unfamiliar with the Corps. The following were my favorite gifts when I graduated OCS and commissioned (on the same day). If you have a new Second Lieutenant en route to The Basic School, check out our TBS gift […]