Bulldog Marine OCS

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  1. mko1991

    mko1991 Member

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    What happens if you dropout/fail your OCS Bulldog training for the NROTC Marine Corps option the summer after your Junior year? do you get switched back to the Navy option and commissioned as an Ensign? or do you have to go enlisted after your graduation? just wondering.

    sorry for the repost; just thougth this title would attract more readers and hopefully an answer.
     
  2. aglages

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    I don't have an answer for you, BUT...I seriously doubt whether you'll be switched back to the Navy Option and commissioned an ensign. If you applied for the MC option then I don't think you were ever evaluated by the Navy and were not a part of the NROTC program (other than for training purposes). Hopefully the MC has an alternative for you other than being enlisted.

    Are you anticipating dropping out or failing your OCS Bulldog training? I'm sure your NROTC unit can answer this question for you. Why don't you want to ask them?
     
  3. awhin3

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    I don't have an answer for you either, but outside of a freak accident or something, failure shouldn't be an option.:thumb:
     
  4. mko1991

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    lol no no, im in the Navy Option, but i was just wondering what happens to MC option midshipmen who fail. Im considering whether or not to transfer to the MC option after my freshman year :rolleyes: i love both the services btw:thumb:
     
  5. BobMcMahon

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    Failing Bulldog OCS....

    I would speak with your NROTC Marine officer cadre. If it's something like a stress-fracture, broken arm, leg, or some other medical issue I would imagine you will be back for another shot. However, if it's leadership issues, proficiency issues, PT issues, that's a whole different ball-game.

    However, I have to agree AWHIN3 - by completion of your Junior year you have already been evaluated as to your suitability for Marine OCS and if there was any doubt about your success, the NROTC cadre would have already spoken to you and counseled you as to why you are not suitable for Marine OCS. It could be leadership related, PT related, or academically related.

    Bulldog is just 6 weeks - the cadre would not send you if failure were REMOTELY in the cards.

    Good luck,
    Bob McMahon
     

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