As a single parent with custody of my daughter, does a Dependents Waiver hurt my package’s chances? Would the Marines rather select a single guy over me? Personally, I feel more competent now that I am a parent and I have to keep in mind that every man or woman I may potentially serve is someone’s child, brother, sister, husband, or wife. What do you think?
For Anyone Else: Find Your USMC Waiver
If you need information about waivers for Marine Officer program recruiting, a quick source of information is the Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s Officer Waiver Matrix, which can be found here: USMC OCS Waiver Matrix
It includes the rules and descriptions for the following waivers:
- Traffic offenses
- Tattoo waivers
- Drug waivers
- Misconduct Offenses
- DUI or DWI
- Age waivers
- Dependents waiver
- Drop/Reenrollment waiver
- Height/Weight/Body fat standards
Also you might want to bookmark this Marine Corps Recruiting page which contains great links including TBS Reporting and Graduation Dates, OCS Preship info, and more required paperwork: http://www.mcrc.marines.mil/UnitHome/OfficerPrograms.aspx
5 thoughts on “Know Your USMC OCS Waiver!”
From what I’ve heard, The Marine Corps likes for their officers to be married, since it usually means they’re more mature, or that they’re less likely to do something stupid. My OSO mentioned it.
Shumaker, your OSO may not be “supposed” to say that but your account definitely agrees with others that we have heard from. Thanks!
Hi, I just took a look at the waver matrix and was wondering what exactly do the red letters mean? Thank you.
Simply admin codes that won’t affect you.
Hi I was wondering if you can go to ocs if you used another drug besides marijuana once