How Do I Find a Marine Officer Recruiter? (Hint, it’s an “OSO”)

OSO: Officer Selection Officer Marine recruiters come in two categories: generic “Recruiters” usually refers to those serving the Enlisted Marine pipeline. An “Officer Recruiter” is an OSO, or Officer Selection Officer. He works out of an OSO…the Officer Selection Office. How to Contact an OSO This is where the confusion comes from. You might find OSO contact information online or at your college, but it’s … Continue reading How Do I Find a Marine Officer Recruiter? (Hint, it’s an “OSO”)

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Am I Too Short to Become a Marine Officer?

Candidate Question: I will be applying for the OCS class who will enter in June of this year. This is a silly concern- but I’m 5’0 tall- even. I know that that everything will be exceptionally more challenging for me considering my size but watching O Course videos online makes me feel like it will be impossible for me to pass the O course in … Continue reading Am I Too Short to Become a Marine Officer?

Becoming An Officer

Interested in Becoming an Officer in the Marines? The Why – The What – The How The Why: Find your motivation What attracts you to becoming a Marine Corps officer? Before you make a life-altering commitment, you need to examine your motivation and your perception of military life versus the reality. First, let’s consider your motivation. Many things go into possible motivation, and here are a few examples: Are … Continue reading Becoming An Officer

Candidate Q: Not Competitive for the Board? Now What?

Candidate Question: Upon graduating college in 2009 I began the Army OCS and Air Force OTS application. At the time I knew very little about the various service branches and what life as a military officer would be like. Around October of 2009 I received a job officer to work with an alumni for a military non-profit in the Washington, DC area. At that point … Continue reading Candidate Q: Not Competitive for the Board? Now What?

Enlist First, Try to Commission Later?

This question is from a few weeks ago but should help clarify the thinking of the many applicants who have not been selected this year. Candidate’s Question: I had a few questions about being selected for OCS. I am 21. I contracted twice for the PLC program and was not selected because of my PFT run time which was 25:40 the first year and 23:30 … Continue reading Enlist First, Try to Commission Later?

How to Become an Officer of Marines (video)

In just 90 seconds, this little mash-up tells you what it takes to become an officer of Marines. Enjoy. Youtube description: Interested in leading the few, the proud? Learn more athttp://www.becominganofficer.com and get ready for USMC OCS athttps://officercandidatesschool.com Yes, this video is an homage to the 2012 Dodge Dart commercial campaign. Beats from “No Church in the Wild” by Kanye West and Jay-Z. Continue reading How to Become an Officer of Marines (video)