Is it hard to get into OCS?

Only about 60 percent of all those who apply are accepted for attendance at OCS. Civilian college graduate and current military candidates do not compete with each other for available OCS slots. Once selected, the graduation rate for OCS is over 90 percent.

What are the requirements for OCS?

, you must be: A college graduate with at least a four-year degree. Must not have more than six years of Active Federal Service (AFS) upon arrival at OCS. Between 19 and 32 years old (you must enter active duty or ship to training by your 33rd birthday and accept commission prior to age 34)

Is OCS harder than basic?

Both the physical and mental aspects of OCS are tough. As someone who has been to OCS (didn’t graduate due to bad knees) I can tell you that OCS is 10x the physical aspect of Basic Training, plus you have classroom lectures and tests that you must pass to graduate.

What rank do you get after OCS?

OCS is a 17-week-long program, the longest of the 5 military services. Graduates are commissioned in the rank of ensign (ENS) in the U.S. Coast Guard and may report to Coast Guard cutters, sectors, or directly to flight training.

Do you get weekends off at OCS?

Do you get any time off during OCS? You will have MOST weekends or parts of them off. When you are released for the weekend you must be back by 2100 Sunday, lights out is 2200. Same goes for during the week.

Is it better to do ROTC or OCS?

OCS is a great way for someone to join the Army as an officer if they already have a college degree, or if their college does not have an ROTC program nearby. The downside is that the Army will not provide any tuition assistance while the Candidate is a student, nor will it repay student loan debts.

Is OCS harder than ROTC?

ROTC in college becomes your lifestyle: PT, peer reviews, military science classes, drill, summer camp, etc. If you attend college in the middle of nowhere like I did, then you only have one choice (OCS). OCS is a short burst of hell. It is much more demanding, but it ends fairly quickly.

Is SCS or OCS better?

The difference is that OCS/SCS training is tougher, physically and mentally, than BMT. OCS is about 10 times more siong physically than BMT. SCS is about 2-3 times more siong physically than BMT. But it’s depending on what vocation you get lah.

What happens if you fail OCS?

You can fail OCS. You will go to basic training first as an E-4. You will then got to OCS. If you simply fail something, you will get recycled and start over on day 1 with the next class.

How long does it take to get into OCS?

The average wait time to be selected to OCS is 5 months after the packet is submitted.

How do I prepare for OCS?

The USMC itself recommends that aspiring officers spend at least a year in physical training before seeking to enter OCS.Verify that you meet eligibility criteria. Meet with an Officer Selection Officer. Obtain the requisite body composition ratio. Prepare to pass the USMC physical fitness test, PFT.

How do you mentally prepare for OCS?

Prepare yourself for stress, lack of sleep, pain, and plenty of fear and frustration. Within a few days you’ll be able to see what it’s all going to be like. You do NOT need to know any more than is on my blog to succeed at OCS. I didn’t even know the most basic aspects of it ahead of time, and am an officer now.

Do OCS candidates go to basic training?

Before entering OCS, all candidates must complete Basic Tactical Training. Then they can begin their OCS tactical and leadership training, which consists of two primary phases: Phase 1: Basic leadership training occurs in the first six weeks of the training course.

How difficult is Marine OCS?

How Hard Is Marine OCS? Marine OCS is one of the most difficult officer training programs out there. It requires you to be physically and mentally tough while running on little sleep. One former Adjutant described the attrition rate for women at 50% and men around 25%, stating that it was, “pretty hard.”

How much sleep do you get at Marine OCS?

4-5 hours

What happens after USMC OCS?

After completion of OCS the Marine will be commissioned as an officer. After that they will attend The Basic School and then be assigned their MOS. After completion of OCS the Marine will be commissioned as an officer. Afterward they will attend The Basic School and then be assigned their MOS.