This website is dedicated to helping aspiring US Marine Corps officers navigate the challenging and demanding process of Officer Candidate School (OCS) and The Basic School (TBS). From physical and mental preparation tips to insider insights and strategies, our goal is to provide valuable advice and inspiration to help you achieve success and excel in your training. We’ll also share life hacks to make the … Continue reading Unleash the Secrets of Success: OCS and TBS Life Hacks
US Navy Birthday: The US Navy Celebrates 247 Years in 2022 IN AN EFFORT TO CURB BRITISH SEA CONTROL, the Continental Congress established the Continental Navy, which later, on October 13, 1775, became the United States Navy. When the infant Navy was first formed, it consisted of just two armed vessels – tasked with disrupting munition ships supplying the British Army in America. Yet over the … Continue reading Happy 247th Birthday Navy!
A new DOD survey asks service members whether they are being exposed to ‘extremist activity’ in the military. The Department of Defense sent a survey to service members last month asking dozens of questions about race relations and equity, along with a range of new questions about the “estimated prevalence of exposure to extremist activity in the military.” According to a draft of the Workplace and … Continue reading Here’s what DOD wants to know about race, diversity, extremism in the military: Read the survey
“Can I see your ID?” is a familiar question for anyone that has served or currently serves in the United States Military. And like most areas of the armed forces, there can be much confusion about the rules and process of obtaining a valid military identification card based on your status. A Department of Defense (DoD) Identification Card is used to show your military status … Continue reading Do you have the right ID?
With a record low number of Americans eligible to serve, and few of those willing to do it, this “is the year we question the sustainability of the all-volunteer force,” said an expert. Every branch of the U.S. military is struggling to meet its fiscal year 2022 recruiting goals, say multiple U.S. military and defense officials, and numbers obtained by NBC News show both a record low … Continue reading Every branch of the military is struggling to make its 2022 recruiting goals, officials say
The all-Navajo 382nd Platoon graduated June 27, 1942. Col. James L. Underhill, commanding officer of the Recruit Department, gave a heartfelt speech on graduation day. “This is the first truly All-American platoon to pass through this recruit depot,” he said. “It is, in fact, the first All-American platoon to enter the United States Marine Corps.” During World War II, about 400 Navajo Native Americans became … Continue reading The Original Navajo Code Talkers
Veterans benefits are just one example of how the government touches people’s lives. Many Americans work for companies that adhere to environmental, trade or defense policies that are always changing. Millions of others notice policy changes related to taxes, Medicare and Medicaid, and rules aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. What you may not realize about government is that certain constituencies can be hurt … Continue reading You can be the voice for veterans we need in public policy
A few ‘fishing tales’ were shared at the 2021 Proper Patriot fishing retreat for sure, but for the 130 plus veterans in attendance, it was a day of sharing stories of patriotism. Proper Patriot is a Patriotic Apparel Company that focuses on “Honoring Our American Spirit”. The American Family is the building block of our nation. Tradition keep us united. Self-Reliance makes us strong. We … Continue reading VETERANS DAY PATRIOT’S FISHING RETREAT
Thirty-three years ago, the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Al Gray, published Fleet Marine Force Manual 1 – Warfighting. This”little white book” was, and is, one of the most important statements our Service has ever made about how we understand the essential foundations of our profession: what war is, how we prepare for it, and how we fight when it comes. This anniversary is … Continue reading OCS Leadership April 2022 Newsletter
United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate Eliana Scott, an officer candidate with the Officer Selection Station Riverside, shares her experience in the Platoon Leaders Course while being a full-time student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Riverside, California, Nov. 18, 2021. The Marine Corps PLC allows college students who want to commission as officers to attend two six-week summer training cycles at Marine Corps … Continue reading USMC College to Officer Programs