The mission of officer candidates school ocs is to educate and train officer candidates in marine corps knowledge and skills within a controlled and challenging environment in order to evaluate and screen individuals for the leadership moral mental and physical qualities required for commissioning as a marine corps officer.
Us marine officer candidates with delta company of the officer candidates school ocs conduct a field exercise at marine corps base quantico va sep 26 2018 the candidates receive weeks of rigorous training to be commissioned as a marine officer.
The marine corps platoon leaders course plc is for college students who enroll as freshmen or sophomores attend two sixweek summer training programs at the marine corps officer candidate school located in quantico virginia.
For those who wish to become an officer in the marine corps 12 weeks of training will begin at officer candidate school ocs in quantico virginia ocs will screen candidates to ensure that they have what it takes in order to lead marines and to win battles.
Prosecutors decline to file murder charges against a 30yearold us marine corps officer and a woman suspected of killing a murrieta man that the victims family says the woman was dating.
The marine corps spends a great deal of resources evaluating and training its officers to ensure they are quality leaders ocs training and preparation officer selection officers oso and nrotc units provide the training you need to be successful at officer candidates school.
For those marine officers not attending the us naval academy the road to a commission as a lieutenant in the corps begins with one of several programs at officer candidates school the officer candidates class the platoon leaders course or the naval reserve officer training corps.