How I Got Accepted to Marine Corps OCS in 2012

From a helpful candidate with a sparkling resume. Friends, this is how you let your resume speak for itself to the board! “I was on the board for October OCC. I was very uneasy about what my results would be since I knew how competitive thing have gotten over the last year or two. I was fortunate to be selected. Here were some of my … Continue reading How I Got Accepted to Marine Corps OCS in 2012

Extremely competitive applications for OCS…rejected

Candidates, there is no sure thing when it comes to applications and the boards right now. We have heard of good candidates with 300 PFTs not getting selected. Work as hard as you can to have an airtight application, and do not hesitate to APPLY EARLY AND OFTEN. One current Second Lieutenant applied several times over a time period of about a year before being … Continue reading Extremely competitive applications for OCS…rejected

OSO Trades: Peak Behind the Curtain

Note–“gouge” is Marine Corps speak for getting the low down on a topic. Check out one candidate’s story which might change the way you think about how the OSO system works. I’m from a certain state west of the Mississippi and am contracting on Thursday for OCC-211. After a recent sitdown with my Captain, he mentioned offhand that my region (three total states) were each … Continue reading OSO Trades: Peak Behind the Curtain

Candidate’s Families Q: Send Books?

OCS Candidate’s Mom’s Question: Can I mail my son at OCS one or two books regarding Marines? -Candidate mom A: Candidate Mom, Please don’t send him unrequested books at OCS. He won’t be able to read them–candidates are usually so busy they only get 2-4 hours of sleep at night. Really. He will send you a letter with his address when he gets one. I’d … Continue reading Candidate’s Families Q: Send Books?