Straight Talk from a Successful Female Marine Candidate

Thanks to 2ndLt A for sharing her insight into OCS as a female Marine Candidate and the challenges you will face there. Regardless of gender, OCS is about mindset. Female Marine candidates, your mentality will be the reason you succeed or fail at OCS. You better be prepared to be a servant. As a female Marine candidate or any candidate, if you aren’t there for … Continue reading Straight Talk from a Successful Female Marine Candidate

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Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Tact

Candidates, this is a post in a series of leadership posts relating specifically to the Marine Corps Leadership traits–the most basic introduction to the Corps’ philosophies that you will learn about at OCS. Study the leadership traits and other lessons ahead of time on our academics page. Tact Definition Tact means that you can deal with people in a manner that will maintain good relations … Continue reading Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Tact

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

Marine Corps Leadership Trait: Loyalty

Candidates, this is a post in a series of leadership posts relating specifically to the Marine Corps Leadership traits–the most basic introduction to the Corps’ philosophies that you will learn about at OCS. Study the leadership traits and other lessons ahead of time on our academics page. Loyalty Definition Loyalty means that you are devoted to your country, the Corps, and to your seniors, peers, … Continue reading Marine Corps Leadership Trait: Loyalty

Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Knowledge

Candidates, this is a post in a series of leadership posts relating specifically to the Marine Corps Leadership traits–the most basic introduction to the Corps’ philosophies that you will learn about at OCS. Study the leadership traits and other lessons ahead of time on our academics page. Knowledge Definition Knowledge is the understanding of a science or art. Knowledge means that you have acquired information … Continue reading Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Knowledge

Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Enthusiasm

Candidates, this is a post in a series of leadership posts relating specifically to the Marine Corps Leadership traits–the most basic introduction to the Corps’ philosophies that you will learn about at OCS. Study the leadership traits and other lessons ahead of time on our academics page. Enthusiasm Definition Enthusiasm is defined as a sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of your duties. If … Continue reading Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Enthusiasm

Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Integrity

Candidates, this is a post in a series of leadership posts relating specifically to the Marine Corps Leadership traits–the most basic introduction to the Corps’ philosophies that you will learn about at OCS. Study the leadership traits and other lessons ahead of time on our academics page. Integrity Definition Integrity means doing the right thing when nobody is looking. Integrity means that you are honest … Continue reading Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Integrity

Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Decisiveness

Candidates, this is the fifth in a series of leadership posts relating specifically to the Marine Corps Leadership traits–the most basic introduction to the Corps’ philosophies that you will learn about at OCS. Study the leadership traits and other lessons ahead of time on our academics page. Decisiveness Definition Decisiveness means that you are able to make good decisions without delay. Get all the facts … Continue reading Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Decisiveness

Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Dependability

Candidates, this is the third in a series of leadership posts relating specifically to the Marine Corps Leadership traits–the most basic introduction to the Corps’ philosophies that you will learn about at OCS. Study the leadership traits and other lessons ahead of time on our academics page. Dependability Definition Dependability means that you can be relied upon to perform your duties properly. It means that … Continue reading Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Dependability

Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Judgment

Candidates, this is the second in a series of leadership posts relating specifically to the Marine Corps Leadership traits–the most basic introduction to the Corps’ philosophies that you will learn about at OCS. Study the leadership traits and other lessons ahead of time on our academics page. Judgment Definition Judgment is your ability to think about things clearly, calmly, and in an orderly fashion so … Continue reading Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Judgment