Welcome to the newest forum

Discussion in 'OTS/OCS/PLC' started by bruno, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    Folks- if you have any questions, or observations about other commissioning sources- specifically OCS/OTS or Marine PLC- we have set this site up to focus on those programs. Feel free to open the flood gates on your questions about these other sources of commission for any of the services. While I'm not sure I can answer them- I suspect that someone out there can give you useful information. I know that we've got at least a few Marines who are waiting in the wings to help out and I'm sure that there are Army, Navy, Coasties or Air Force folks who will chime in to help point you in the right direction.
    So welcome aboard to the OCS/OTS/PLC community.:thumb:
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2009
  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

    Sep 27, 2008
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    As a proud Navy OCSer from the last century, nice to see this. Expands the spectrum for those exploring all routes to commissioned service. Back in the day, when certain paths were closed, this route opened doors for folks who didn't have other options. Still does... say, if you're someone who already has a degree as an enlisted person, or woke up spring of college senior year and realized the ROTC ship had long since sailed for you but you want to serve as an officer.

    Thought I'd be "three and flee," but twenty-six years later... I played catch-up ball with SA and ROTC grads, but found my feet in a year and was running with the pack just fine. The Quonset hut at NAVSTA Newport, RI, is STILL where OCS drills. I was back there about a year ago. Smelled the same, years and years of indoor parade drill sweat and foul weather PT aromas. I have never been so cold and wet in my life as I was marching to class in January during a nor'easter off Narragansett Bay.


    The mission of Navy OCS:
    "To develop civilians, enlisted, and newly commissioned personnel morally, mentally, and physically and imbue them with the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment in order to prepare graduates for service in the fleet as Naval Officers."

    And I still have my Foxtrot Company t-shirt...
  3. jbrown

    jbrown 5-Year Member

    Feb 16, 2009
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    This is great!

    Thanks you guys. It's great to have a Plan B, or maybe a more fitting Plan A for some folks.


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