Started by Майор Хаткевич, December 04, 2009, 12:59:21 AM
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Quote from: Flying Pig on December 04, 2009, 01:13:28 AM Going to OCS isnt a try out period to see if you like it or if they like you. OCS is officer boot camp at Quantico to make you a Marine 2Lt. If you get accepted to OCS, you essetially HAVE accepted a commission, now you are just trying to prove you deserve it. You need your degree to apply to OCS. You don't go, see if you like it, and then get your degree. Because after OCS, you go the "Basic Course" and then off to your MOS training. Its not a smoke screen, I think you just misread/misunderstood the process.Unless OCS has DRASTICALLY changed since I was in. Are you in college? Because you may be talking about Platoon Leaders Course, which is something for college students over their summer breaks.
Quote from: Flying Pig on December 04, 2009, 06:28:58 AM I think the $$ would be much better served allowing some motivated, proven Marine NCO attend a 10 week PLC than allowing some college student. I still think the Marines should do Breveret Commissions, but thats just me. Id like to see the Marines commission more NCOs and just require them to finish their degrees in a certain amount of time vs recruiting and paying for some kid who is probably still living at home.You have a Marine who may have a Purple Heart, Silver Star, Navy Cross, with combat leadership experience, but until he finishes up his degree in Geology, he isn't qualified. But what do I know, I was only an 8 year Marine Infantryman. I dont think I ever saw anyone degree come into play. Except a Cobra pilot who had a degree in Military History who was our Forward Air Controller. I never went the officer route, so I will refrain from any advice as mine is a few years old.
Quote from: Flying Pig on December 04, 2009, 06:28:58 AMId like to see the Marines commission more NCOs and justrequire them to finish their degrees in a certain amount of time
Quote from: Rodriguez on December 04, 2009, 02:26:48 PMIm lookin for some calrification on this,I want to apply for the NROTC scholorship (marine option) durring my senior year in high school. Im currently a junior. Lets say I dont get it, am I automaticly enlisted? Which I dont have a problem with but I would just like to know.
Quote from: Flying Pig on December 04, 2009, 06:28:58 AMIm curious what drew you to be a Marine Officer? What MOS are you interested in? In your post you almost made it sound like you were looking for a summer job getting E-5 pay with no commitment.
Quote from: Spike on December 05, 2009, 04:02:14 AMYou really need to find a Marine Officer that has gone through this to speak to.
Quote from: O-Rex on December 07, 2009, 12:14:31 AMSounds like Platoon Leader's Class (PLC) which is split between two summers with 10 week sessions each.
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