Happy 247th Birthday Navy!

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!

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Here’s what DOD wants to know about race, diversity, extremism in the military: Read the survey

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

Do you have the right ID?

“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?

Every branch of the military is struggling to make its 2022 recruiting goals, officials say

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 Original Navajo Code Talkers

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

OCS Leadership Tribe FebruaryNewsletter

The OCS Leadership Tribe December 2021 newsletter highlights the Association of the United States Navy’s push for building a stronger Navy. Specifically, 355 ships. In 2017, Congress passed into federal law a 355-ship Navy fleet. Presently, less than 300 are operational and stand at the ready. Some military leaders recommended to Congress that 400 ships are needed to protect the United States and display global … Continue reading OCS Leadership Tribe FebruaryNewsletter

OCS Leadership Tribe December Newsletter

The OCS Leadership Tribe December 2021 newsletter highlights five exceptional leaders. Read their stories of building a career around being true to themselves and embracing authenticity. The OCS Leadership team is honored to share their stories. Download our new iOS & Android Marine OCS Blog mobile app! Access the latest post, articles, and monthly newsletters. CLICK HERE TO VIEW NEWSLETTER Continue reading OCS Leadership Tribe December Newsletter

USMC PFT Scores and Requirements

The Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, or PFT, evaluates stamina and physical conditioning. It includes 3 parts: pull-ups or push-ups, crunches or plank pose, and a 3-mile timed run. Pull-ups and push-ups are essential to building the upper body strength necessary to win battles. Crunches and planks are critical to maintaining a strong core and being battle-ready at a moment’s notice. Males must complete the … Continue reading USMC PFT Scores and Requirements