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How does one go about trying to qualify to go to OCS?

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How does one go about trying to qualify to go to OCS?

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I'm in law school and I'm thinking of being a lawyer in the Marines

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Military Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 1 month ago
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Military Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Hello,

Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience, including experience with the DoD. It just so happens that my son is a Marine, so I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

OCS is an intensive training and evaluation program designed to instill leadership skills in the Marine Corps mold.

Your first step is to speak with recruiter for the Officer programs. See:

http://www.mcrc.marines.mil/Marine-Officer/Officer-Programs/

Also you want to start on the application process:

http://officer.marines.com/docs/oso/app_forms/Application-20pgs.pdf

Here is detailed information about the process and the physical and other requirements:

http://www.trngcmd.marines.mil/Units/Northeast/Officer-Candidates-School/

Lastly, you want to seek out someone who has already gone through the process and can give you an idea of the rigors of the program. I can tell you from watching my son go through it, it is extremely demanding, mentally and physically. But it is also highly rewarding.

I hope the information I provide is useful to you. I want you to be comfortable and satisfied with my attempt to assist you. Please, if you have ANY follow-up questions, feel free to ask.

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Good luck.

Please note: Information is educational and not given as legal advice. Only your local attorney can give legal advice. I can't establish or accept an attorney-client relationship with you. All posts are available for public viewing.

Kind regards,

Gerald

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