The History of Marine Corps Officer Candidates School

Throughout history, the road to becoming a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps has generally begun with one of several programs at Officer Candidates School (OCS): Officer Candidates Class (OCC) Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) or The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Each course is designed to educate and train officer candidates in Marine Corps knowledge and skills within a controlled, challenging, and chaotic … Continue reading The History of Marine Corps Officer Candidates School

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OCS Aviation Contracts: Listen Up

Henry Talmage “Hammerin’ Hank” Elrod (September 27, 1905–December 23, 1941) was a Marine Corps aviator. He was the first aviator to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II, for his heroism in the defense of Wake Island. The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to CAPTAIN HENRY T. ELROD UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS for service as set forth in the following CITATION: … Continue reading OCS Aviation Contracts: Listen Up