Marine Officer Candidate School Graduation is finally here!
The day has finally come when you get to see your Candidate walk across the parade deck at Marine Officer Candidate School Graduation! It’s been a long 10 weeks as they have been away in Quantico.
Here are our tips for getting the most out of the Family Day and Marine Officer Candidate School Graduation.
- Most importantly, check out our insiders’ guide to family day and graduation. It has a thorough rundown of the events and considerations.
- You will spend several hours outside. Dress warmly in the winter and stay hydrated. I can’t overstress this. Bring snacks to Marine Officer Candidate School Graduation.
- Make meal reservations. The surrounding area gets overwhelmed with families around OCS graduation.
- Take pictures and video. Ask your candidate if they would like pictures with their platoon staff.
The location of graduation and commissioning change based on the season and availability of base buildings. The OCS Training Command Website is also a great resource for up to date information on Marine Officer Candidate School Graduation. Marines will be briefed by their platoon staff with pertinent information.