This post is aimed directly at the hard-charging future Marine in high school who does not really understand the different implications between the enlisted vs officer paths. First, for a very thorough discussion of how to decide which path is better for you, read the following post on Future Jarheads: Should I Become an Officer or Go Enlisted? Myth #1: Officer prospects must join the military ASAP … Continue reading Dispelling 5 Enlisted vs Officer Myths for Future Jarheads
Candidate Question: Will getting dropped from OCS permanently disqualify me from enlisted service? Answer: No. Every service is always looking for a few good men and women. You are allowed to enlist, if you really want to, after getting dropped from OCS. However, it’s roughly the equivalent of getting your degree, applying to a white-collar job at some Fortune 500 company’s corporate office, bombing the interview, … Continue reading Can I Enlist After Getting Dropped From OCS?
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?