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  Officer Candidate School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Officer Candidate School or Officer Cadet School (OCS) are institutions which train enlisted personnel in order for them to gain a commission as officers in the armed forces of a country.
The Officer Candidate School of the United States Army is at Fort Benning, Georgia, this is where the Federal OCS classes are held.
The Officer Candidate School of the United States Coast Guard is at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Officer_Candidate_School   (701 words)

 GoArmy.com > About the Army > Service Options > Enlisted Soldiers & Officers > Officer
To be a Commissioned Officer is to be respected as a Soldier, an inspiring leader and a servant of the nation.
Officer Candidate School (OCS) is another way to become an Officer in the Army.
To attend Officer Candidate School, you must be a U.S. Citizen and a college graduate, at least 19 years old and not have passed your 29th birthday at the time of selection (age waivers may be considered).
www.goarmy.com /about/officer.jsp   (518 words)

 Medical Training in World War II: The Medical Administrative Corps
Because the supply of Reserve officers was adequate for the demands of the limited mobilization that began in September 1940, however, programs for officer candidates were held in abeyance for nearly a year.
In August, the Assistant Commandant of the Officer Candidate School, Camp Barkeley, was notified to anticipate a reduction in the capacity of the school to 250 candidates by 1 January 1944.
When the officer candidate school was activated at Carlisle Barracks, the battalion had assumed responsibility for conducting demonstrations for officer candidates in much the same manner as the academic departments assumed the responsibility for their instruction.
history.amedd.army.mil /booksdocs/wwii/medtrain/ch3.htm   (7760 words)

 Warrant Officer Candidate School
Candidates who are intra-service transfers will be processed case-by-case due to the limitations and restrictions placed upon them by their losing branch of service.
Additionally, since candidates in leadership positions are charged with ensuring the class meets these standards, the activities provide excellent opportunities for application of leadership principles.
Throughout all the changes, rigor is maintained—even increased—and the goal continues to be to provide Warrant Officer Candidates the training they need to be able to perform effectively in a changing Army and to adapt to the ever increasing challenges of the COE.
usawocc.army.mil /WOES/wocs.htm   (868 words)

 Officer Candidate School
Lesser candidates had to salute you, you walked when outside and the officers begain to threat you a little better.
Now when we first arrived we were taught the OCS school song, and we were told that any time we heard it we were to stand at attention and sing.
Even thou she had been a military wife for over 20 years it surprised her that I was now an officer and had to be saluted and addressed as "Sir" by men my fathers age.
www.geocities.com /grandaddydean/ocs.html   (1194 words)

 Army.com - Officer Candidate School
Officer Candidate School provides an opportunity for graduates who desire a challenging management position in one of sixteen career fields.
Officer Candidates will attend Basic Training, a nine-week training course where candidates go through the process of becoming full-fledged Soldiers.
Candidates are faced with both physical and mental challenges, designed not to break your will to succeed, but rather to develop and evaluate your determination and desire to excel.
www.army.com /enlist/officer-candidate-school.html   (727 words)

 Officer Candidate School
Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Fla. is a rigorous course for new non-commissioned, unrestricted-line and restricted-line officer candidates.
Candidates are required to complete a standard physical readiness test (PRT) during their first week at OCS, and go through a regular regimen of calisthenics, running and aquatics for physical training.
While their uniforms are being checked, candidates are tested on their knowledge of required memorized information-chain of command; code of conduct; general orders of a sentry; the lyrics to the National Anthem, the Navy Hymn, Anchors Aweigh and the Marine Hymn; and rank structure.
www.nsgreatlakes.navy.mil /bulletin/ocs.html   (639 words)

 History of Noncommissioned Officer Candidate School
To qualify as a Candidate, individuals had to have a minimun score of 100 on their aptitude test.
Candidates had to be of the rank E-4 or below and have at least 13 months or more remaining on active duty after completing Phase 1 of the program.
After graduation, all qualified for OCS (Officers Candidate School), but most opted to get their military obligation done as soon as possible.
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 Bryan's Navy OCS Gouge - FAQ
Officer Candidates will only be granted leave only in case of an emergency.
Officer Candidate School is a relatively short program, the training is intense and the days have been scheduled as tightly as possible.
Candidates leaving the Pensacola area via air travel may depart the base at 1600 on Thursday, 18 DEC (it takes approximately 1/2 hour to get to the airport, ensure you allow enough time in your scheduling to make your flight).
www.bryanweatherup.com /gouge/OCS/FAQ.shtml   (879 words)

 United States Coast Guard Academy - LDC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
OCS is a rigorous seventeen-week course of instruction which prepares candidates to serve effectively as officers in the United States Coast Guard.
Graduates of the program receive a commission in the Coast Guard at the rank of Ensign and are required to serve a minimum of three years of active duty.
Age:  Applicants for Officer Candidate must be between the ages of 21 and 26.
www.uscga.edu /ldc/officer_candidate_school.aspx   (371 words)

 Officer Candidate School (U.S. Army) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Officer candidates must be either prior enlisted members of any rank, or they must be civilian college graduates who have completed basic training.
Attendance at OCS is one of five possible ways of becoming an U.S. Army officer (the others being a battlefield commission, the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), or graduation from West Point.
Students are referred to as either basic officer candidates or senior officer candidates as their classes advance through the course.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Officer_Candidate_School_(U.S._Army)   (533 words)

 History of Fort Trumbull U.S. Maritime Service Officer Candidate School
Maritime Officers Training School at Fort Trumbull graduated 15,473 officers in 76 classes between 1939 and 1946, when the operation was transferred to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
The officer school is one of two (the other being located at Alameda, Calif.) which trains seamen from merchant ships for officer positions.
The school was originally established for licensed officers who wanted to brush up on their knowledge and better equip themselves for sea service.
www.usmm.net /forttrumbull.html   (2754 words)

I could not remember that I was an Officer Candidate, I placed things on my bed, which I had been specifically told that was a no no. I had no idea what six inches was, since I was at least ten to twelve inches from the edge of my bed.
You passed everything to your right although Officer Candidate Wilson maybe sitting to your immediate left, all beverages had to be placed in the pattern stating in Officer Candidate name and the name of the beverage.
For example if Officer Candidate Reddish had ordered coffee and you provide water, that was a bad move.
home.earthlink.net /~ollisbook/air-force/officer_candidate_school.htm   (3075 words)

Freeze, Candidate, freeze!” During the ditty Candidates adjust their uniforms, whether that means getting your gig line straight, removing your gloves and putting them in your overcoat, or removing your cover (hat).
As Candidate Officers, the Candidate is responsible for the well being of the lower classes and must learn to develop leadership skills to lead them effectively.
After the run is a ceremony at which they will announce your billets (assignments) as Candidate Officers, awards for the Candidates who finished in the top 10% of the class in academics, military events, and PT are presented, and your class will present a class shirt to each member of your class team.
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 GoArmy.com > Officer Candidate School > Overview
Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you're a leader, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator.
As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust to environments that are always changing.
Officers are problem-solvers, key influencers and great planners.
www.goarmy.com /ocs/index.jsp   (182 words)

 Massachusetts Regional Training Institute, 101st Regiment RTI, Camp Edwards, MA
The Officer Candidate Program is divided into three parts no matter which option you enroll in.
As an Officer Candidate during Phase I, you will learn the basic leadership skills required of a commissioned officer.
As an Officer Candidate, your pay grade will be elevated to E-6, the same as a Staff Sergeant.
www.mass.gov /guard/rti/ocs.htm   (967 words)

 Oregon Army National Guard - Officer Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
There is a limited number of school slots and slots go first to those people who are over 35 years of age and then to those who have the best commissioning packet.
The mission of OCS is to train selected personnel in the fundamentals of leadership; basic military skills; instill professional ethics; evaluate leadership potential; and commission those who qualify as second lieutenants in all sixteen basic branches of the Army.
Candidates attend the course with Active Duty Soldiers and Soldiers from the Reserves.
www.oregonarmyguard.com /officer_programs.htm   (774 words)

 Officer Candidate School Main Page
OCS is part of Naval Aviation Schools Command located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL, along the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle.
The 13 week OCS course has been designed by Navy officers and educators to give an individual a basic working knowledge of the high-tech naval establishment afloat and ashore, to prepare that individual to assume the responsibilities of a Naval officer and begin developing them to their full potential.
Officer Candidate School is extremely demanding, both physically and mentally.
wwwnt.cnet.navy.mil /crm/ocs/ocs.htm   (145 words)

 Officer Candidate Tests - OCS, OTS, Flight School Prep
Gives candidates the sample tests and preparation they need to achieve high scores on the qualifying exam.
For the thousands of college graduates and enlisted personnel who each year seek commissions in the armed forces, here is the only guide to the officer candidate tests given by every service branch.
Any guidance is better than none but the mathematical portion should be much tougher that what it is. All in all, if you are going to take the test, as I did, this book will provide you with the ENTRY LEVEL mathematics, which is where you need to BEGIN.
www.baseops.net /militarybooks/officer.html   (644 words)

 Officer Candidate School Reunion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
It’s an honor to be with fellow alumni of the Officer Candidate School.
You were part of a select group that had the right stuff at the right time…you became an officer within months, instead of the usual four years.
We are also repairing schools, hospital clinics and fire stations… and constructing recruitment, training, and garrison facilities for the new Iraqi national defense force.
www.hq.usace.army.mil /cepa/speeches/engrreunion.htm   (2058 words)

 History and Facts
GMI was reborn to again supply the state with officers and carry on the great tradition of service and sacrifice that inspired so many when Georgia called.
The mission of the Georgia Military Institute National Guard Officer Candidate School is to train selected warrant off cers and enlisted men and women of the Georgia Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve to become effective military leaders.
The school's further function is to assist the students in their preparation to become a branch qualified Second Lieutenant.
www.homestead.com /gmiocs/files/history_and_facts.html   (762 words)

 185th Regiment (Regional Training Institute)
It is one of 54 such schools in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Guam.
The purpose of Noncommissioned Officer Education System is to develop, within the potential Noncommissioned Officer, the ability to recognize the responsibilities, the willingness to assume responsibilities, the ability to apply his/her technical knowledge, the high personal and professional standards that must be maintained in the Noncommissioned Officer Corps.
The Officer Candidate School is fully accredited by the Infantry School at Fort Benning Georgia.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/185rgt.htm   (898 words)

No officer of command rank shall be removed from command status unless such action has the complete and unqualified agreement of at least three senior officers present.
It is forbidden for an officer or enlisted member of Starfleet Command, or it's affiliates, to instigate or in any way participate in any form of mutiny or treason against a senior ranking officer or the governing body or members of the United Federated Planets.
The Commanding Officer is, therefore, solely responsible for the activities and status of the chapter.
www.ufphq.com /ocs.htm   (1235 words)

 Delaware National Guard - OCS: Officer Candidate School: Become an Army Officer
The officer candidate school is what is often referred to as "branch" immaterial, that is, it teaches the skills which would be required of an officer in any branch.
The 193rd Regiment (RTI) is proud of those who have graduated from the Officer Candidate School.
The RTI has seen the ascent of its alumni to positions of high responsibility within the National Guard and the U.S. Army to include the Adjutant General, Assistant Adjutant General and Senior Command positions.
www.delawarenationalguard.com /units/ocs_overview.html   (189 words)

 Region D Officer Candidate School
By entering the Army National Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) program you have an opportunity to become a leader of tomorrow's Army National Guard.
The skills and training that you acquire as an OCS candidate help prepare you for the challenges that lay ahead as a commissioned officer.
As a commissioned officer you will acquire leadership and management skills that are in high demand in the military as well as in your civilian career.
www.alguard.state.al.us /ocs.htm   (139 words)

 Army.com - Enlist - Officers Candidate School
Officer Candidate School (OCS) teaches the skills which would be required of an officer in the United States Army.
Civilian applicants to Officer Candidate School (OCS) must have at least a bachelor's degree.
New OBC graduates generally begin their Army management careers as platoon leaders in the rank of Second or First Lieutenant and are stationed at installations around the world.
www.army.com /enlist/officers06.html   (366 words)

 Marine Corps Officer Candidate School | Officer Candidate School Requirements
Those who wish to attend OCS must have received 1000 on the SAT or their combined score from English and math section of the ACT must be at least 45.
After Marines receive a commission, they all attend The Basic School, six months (also in Quantico) of training in leadership, land navigation, weapons, small-unit tactics, and communications.
To apply for PLC or OCS, contact an Selection Officer in your area.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/articles/military/marinedc.asp   (330 words)

Congratulations on being selected as an Officer Candidate in the SMR /SDF Officer Candidate School class of 2007.
Each Officer Candidate will receive orders assigning him or her to the program.
The personal rewards and fulfillment you will experience will be well worth the effort.
www.calguard.ca.gov /casmr/ocschool.htm   (472 words)

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