Candidate Q: Active Duty Pay Between OCS & TBS?

Candidate Question:

As a starving college student I have to ask. I know I get paid at OCS Juniors for the time spent there but am I entitled to any sort of monthly pay between then and my next session at OCS?

A:

You only will get paid for time at OCS until you get to TBS–even if you commission 6 months before TBS! So you could be a college graduate and commissioned Second Lieutenant and wait 6 months for TBS at home with no paycheck from the government.

This should be your first lesson in how cheap the Marine Corps is.

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