OCS Workout That Kills: Push, Pull, Press, Abs (PPPA)

I want to say that this has to be a classic OCS workout. I had heard about it from many people for several years and when I got to OCS there it was. The workout is actually fairly simple to do, but it will destroy your arms. It is also not going to be the only thing you do for a morning PT session. There may be a platoon run, or some "introduction to" type of workout that you do [...]

2 Rifle Cleaning Tools To Add To Your OCS Packing List

Rifle cleaning at OCS is surprisingly more enjoyable than you would expect. The drill instructors, for the most part, will leave you alone. Candidates do sometimes get more comfortable than they should. The instructors will catch on to this quickly and make sure you still know where you are at. As long as everyone keeps their mouth shut and is actively cleaning their rifles things will become quite pleasant, if only for a brief moment. Rifle cleaning is going to [...]

By |2015-10-13T21:20:48-07:00March 13, 2014|Officer Candidates School|3 Comments

The Only Thing Not To Do On The Tarzan Course.

The Tarzan Course is considered a physical fitness event at OCS. I will tell you right now that it doesn't require any significant amount of physical fitness. The course is more geared towards coordination and mental fortified ... I guess some candidates are afraid of heights or something? I want to say that this is an event that occurs during week 5 or 6 for the seniors course. I'm not sure if PLCĀ  Juniors does this course and OCC candidates [...]

By |2015-01-24T22:10:03-08:00February 14, 2014|Officer Candidates School|0 Comments

Be Prepared For The “Moment Of Truth” at OCS

The "Moment Of Truth" is a part of OCS in which you are given the opportunity to disclose various types of information about yourself that may have been overlooked by your AMOI, MOI, or OSO. Essentially, the Marine Corps needs to know about any laws you may have violated. I do not remember all of the details surrounding this activity, but I will try my best to point out some of the major things you need to be aware of. [...]

By |2014-02-12T05:17:58-08:00February 12, 2014|Officer Candidates School|7 Comments

3 Tips To Stay Awake During Class At Marine OCS

Everyone who has endured Marine OCS knows that staying awake during class can be quite brutal. The schedule at OCS is no joke. There is always something going on and it can become very exhausting. Imagine trying to get through a schedule such as this: 2100: Night Land Navigation 0000: Get to sleep in the field 0045: Wake up to prepare for watch 0100: Start standing watch 0200: Back to sleep 0330: Wake up to start preparing for the hike [...]

By |2014-03-29T17:16:46-07:00January 31, 2014|OCS Academics, Officer Candidates School|0 Comments
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