300 PFT: Easy. Now What?

Candidate Q: I currently run 3 miles a day, do 200 pushups, 75 pullups, and 200 crunches daily. I also get a lot of heavy loading work because I work as a masonry laborer. I have already run multiple 300 PFTs but I know that is merely a small part of what physical demands are placed upon you at OCS. Any recommendations for what more … Continue reading 300 PFT: Easy. Now What?

Candidate Q: How do I learn the basics before OCS?

Candidates, we are running a series of small posts which answer specific candidate’s questions. Feel free to submit questions as blog comments. If the information could help others, the question may be answered as a blog post under the Q&A category. Candidate Question: I am a recent graduate from college and have been feverishly training (physically) for OCS for about a year now. I’ve done … Continue reading Candidate Q: How do I learn the basics before OCS?

Candidate Q: USMC OCS Classroom Time

Candidates, we are running a series of small posts which answer specific candidate’s questions. Feel free to submit questions as blog comments. If the information could help others, the question may be answered as a blog post under the Q&A category. Candidate Question: What is the class time to ‘work’ time ratio? Will you spend most of your time in the classroom or doing physical … Continue reading Candidate Q: USMC OCS Classroom Time

Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Justice

Candidates, this is the first 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. Justice Definition Justice is defined as the practice of being fair and consistent. A just person gives consideration … Continue reading Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Justice