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  1. Glad you found some helpful info. I have two...

    Glad you found some helpful info. I have two friends that have been a PAO for some time now. One of them I have not talked to in awhile, but I see his name all the time in Leatherneck magazine which...
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    Brendon, I am currently on PTAD duty...

    Brendon,

    I am currently on PTAD duty (essentially office assistant) with my old OSO before I check into my unit in Lejeune. If I understand you correctly, you filled out the basic prescreen form...
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    SB, As you may or may not know, you can serve...

    SB,

    As you may or may not know, you can serve in any Combat Service Support MOS (ie: logistics, comptroller, all the intels, adjutant, supply, etc) as well as aviation and the legal side. The only...
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    03Mike got it pretty spot on. Just to add in a...

    03Mike got it pretty spot on. Just to add in a few things:

    Yes, age waivers are hard to come by, but I know way too many Marines to think of that got the age waiver to say it's rare. However, with...
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    Can't argue against these answers lol... ...

    Can't argue against these answers lol...

    Seriously though, I can't speak from experience as I've never been to combat or done much of anything as I'm still in student status. That being said, a...
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    Dan, wish you the best of luck. 03Mike explained...

    Dan, wish you the best of luck. 03Mike explained it pretty well. At least from when I went through OSO process, things are pretty competitive right now. Work on your GPA and PT which are good things...
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    Advanced, that is motivating. That's an Lt...

    Advanced, that is motivating. That's an Lt backing his Marines. Easy to say now, but I hope I can be like that Lieutenant in that situation.

    Reservist, from what I know, that is a 1stLt billet,...
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    Thanks everyone. We just had our "MOS mixer"...

    Thanks everyone. We just had our "MOS mixer" where we got to talk to officers in every MOS. The MP Capt said there's only one Lt for all of Quantico and like one Capt for all of Quantico, so I...
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    Polizei or any other Marine MPs out there, I...

    Polizei or any other Marine MPs out there,

    I am at TBS right now, and it's that time to select MOSs. I put MP #2 on the wishlist. Being in LE is something that has interested well before the...
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    If I had to do it all over again, I would have...

    If I had to do it all over again, I would have looked into the Academy or NROTC programs. I commissioned through the PLC-C program. There is nothing wrong with it. But simple fact is that my school...
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    Know this isn't directed towards me; hope you...

    Know this isn't directed towards me; hope you don't mind if I try to answer some of your questions. First, I am unaware of any official programs for Navy enlisted to Marine officer. As far as I know,...
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    I agree. Having worked with my OSO pretty closely...

    I agree. Having worked with my OSO pretty closely over the past few years, it's hard to really say. All the OCS programs are very competitive right now for whatever reason. I've seen some pretty...
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    Sdk, Yes, as others have said, you can go the...

    Sdk,

    Yes, as others have said, you can go the OCC route and go to OCS after you receive your diploma. You will not go to the bottom of the pile. Your prior service will be to your advantage as an...
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    IMO, you can't really hate on these kids too...

    IMO, you can't really hate on these kids too much, b/c it's not like they're doing anything they're told not to do. I never was in JROTC or ROTC for that matter, but I am sure they are told how...
  15. Knockoujm, First, I would look at the...

    Knockoujm,

    First, I would look at the marineocs.com forums as the whole forum is dedicated to people looking to go to Marine OCS. Second, I am not an OSO, but work closely with our pool. Yes, OCS...
  16. Thread: Commissioning

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    SgtLeprechaun, that is a sweet soundin' idea. Too...

    SgtLeprechaun, that is a sweet soundin' idea. Too late for me now but I like that! I will pass that on too my other 'soontobe' friends.

    UMD, I gave my first salute a silver dollar from like 1900...
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    Obviously, it's probably a bit over our paygrade,...

    Obviously, it's probably a bit over our paygrade, but my guess is that it goes beyond there being too many lieutenants. From what I gather, it has to do with Marines being 'professional warriors' and...
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    The selection process for OCC is about as...

    The selection process for OCC is about as competitive as I've ever seen it in the 3 years or so that I've been with the OSS. Food for thought is that only 2 out of 18 were selected for the October...
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    I am not familiar with the programs USMC-Fox...

    I am not familiar with the programs USMC-Fox mentioned, but I do know that all the prior reservists I know went through an OSO. Best bet is to use google like the Sgt. said as well as talk to an OSO....
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    Slug, that is generally the case; however, I have...

    Slug, that is generally the case; however, I have heard that there is now an option for PLC-C for grad students. Again, don't know too much behind it. Would make sense, considering a grad student is...
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    Doberman, I have also heard that there is a...

    Doberman,

    I have also heard that there is a PLC-C option for grad students. I honestly can't say I know very much about it aside from second hand info. Like GeorgiaDawg said, you will be better...
  22. Thread: OCS prospect

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    Ah, I see now sir. Thought it was more of a "how...

    Ah, I see now sir. Thought it was more of a "how the officer pipeline works question"...

    That does seem hard to believe. By today's time frame, if he went through boot and SOI or MCT, I would...
  23. Thread: OCS prospect

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    Cpl., I am not exactly positive how officers were...

    Cpl., I am not exactly positive how officers were trained in the past, but all officers nowadays go through OCS in Quantico with the exception of Naval Academy MIDN. OCS candidates in Quantico will...
  24. Thread: Marine OCS

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    As WMarine said, do a search. Also check out...

    As WMarine said, do a search.

    Also check out this site: www.marineocs.com. That forum is more geared to all your OCS questions.

    That being said, the short of it is that you have quite a few...
  25. Thread: Women in OCS

    by Geagle05
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    Ironically, I was just speaking about this with...

    Ironically, I was just speaking about this with another Marine today. They are the real deal and earned every last bit of their title. I am not a female, nor did I have any in my company. But I do...
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