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Thread: Am I ready for OCS?
11-21-09, 02:15 PM #16
no offence but its not that the answer didn't suit me, its just it was irrelevant to what i was asking. then everyone gets all mad b/c they 'cant understand' what i was asking' and think they have to get cyber thug on me
to clarify im simply trying to understand the ratio of physical demand to leadership testing during the OCS program
an example of an answer might be 2:1 physical to leadership, or even a percentage would be more than sufficient
11-21-09, 02:18 PM #17
Well, go and you'll find out. STOP harassing the other Marines, or you're going to let out a whole **** ton of a mess that you won't be able to clean up.
11-21-09, 02:26 PM #18
11-21-09, 02:27 PM #19
I don't see any Marines being "cyber thugs" towards you. If you can't handle a bit of sarcasm on the internet, you're going to have a rough time of it if you decide to go to OCS.
Learn when to keep your mouth shut towards Marines and just move on. Like Big Al said...when you mess with one Marine, you mess with us all.
11-21-09, 02:34 PM #20
Obviously, you haven't read the rules..........
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11-21-09, 03:10 PM #21
Much like a college textbook which does not give you outright answers to your eventual test questions, you must read, consider, and comprehend to be adequately prepared to pass your eventual exam. OCS is a pop quiz. Real life scenarios with life and death consequences will be your exam.
Consider this carefully. Your fear is of failing OCS for physical reasons... why? Because you would look bad? To yourself? Your friends?
Physical training in a military indoctrination program is not primarily to test your actual manual strength. Rather, to test your mental courage and ability to persevere through your physical pain. It shows very tangibly your level of intangible "never say die" attitude.
That being said, you will be graded against the other candidates and if you don't measure up... you will be dismissed as being less than ideal. This includes physical conditioning as well as aptitude for teamwork, ability to lead, willingness to follow, propensity to encourage others, level of intestional fortitude, etc.
You're a big guy. I suggest you spend some serious time on a pull-up program. Under 10 will likely not even get you an invite to OCS, much less help you pass. Your physical conditioning WILL go down while you're there because you will be tired, worn out, cranky, and stressed and your body will suffer.
So in short, are you ready for OCS? No.
Could you be? Sure. Given time and preparation, anyone could be.
Are you ready for the leadership portion? No one here can tell you. You will prove that when you arrive.
Now, unless you have something fundamentally different to ask, I suggest you take some time to go work on yourself.
11-21-09, 03:23 PM #22
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11-22-09, 01:20 AM #25
This kids got an attitude already......he'll be a great officer
And I definetly think you should capitalize Marines when you type that out there college grad
Good luck. I think you need to do what you feel is best for you. Officers don't have an easy job!
11-28-09, 04:26 AM #26
Let's see here....no profile, fail to follow site rules, and a completely unconstructive post on a question that's already been answered.......
I weep for what this country is becoming, and fear for my children and grandchildren's future if any more democrats gain national office. We lose more and more freedoms every single day to creeping nannystatism and those who vote for Democrats only want to increase that. Anyone voting for a 'dem' is someone who likely wants to take everything YOU have worked for and mortgage your kids future as well.
The Malignant Leprechaun
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