Billet Evaluations

Source: 2012 Candidate Regulations

An important aspect of Marine OCS is gaining the confidence and respect of your peers. Peer billet evaluations tell the staff what candidates think of each other. Although their weight does not directly impact how the staff evaluates candidates, it will play a role in how instructors perceive performance. The point is that you should learn to work well with others in your company.

Whenever a candidate billet holder is relieved from his/her billet, he/she will receive a detailed evaluation using the evaluation report from their staff company counterpart. Officer candidate evaluation of candidate billet holders will be completed as indicated below. Candidate evaluation reports completed on candidate billet holders will not be shown to the individual concerned. Candidate billet holders will submit the reports on the billet holders they evaluate to their start evaluator upon.

Candidate Billet HolderCandidate EvaluatorStaff Evaluator
Company CommanderN/ACo Cdr / Co XO
Executive OfficerCompany CommanderCompany XO
First SergeantCompany CommanderCompany First Sergeant
Gunnery SergeantCompany XO and 1stSgtCompany Gunnery Sergeant
Platoon CommanderCompany CommanderPlatoon Commander
Platoon SergeantPlt Cdr / 1stSgtPlatoon Sergeant
Platoon GuideCo GySgt / Plt SgtPlatoon Sergeant
Squad LeaderPlt Cdr / Plt SgtSergeant Instructor
Fire Team LeaderSquad LeaderSergeant Instructor

  • Evan

    Can an enlisted Marine who’s married with a kid enter PLC program? Thank you!

    1. USMC Officer


  • Alec

    I am going to PLC juniors in less than a month. I have little background on how billits work in the Marines and what their individual duties are. I have been researching but I am curious if they tell you at OCS what you are supposed to do. Thank you.

    1. USMC Officer

      For PLC Juniors the expectation is that you show up knowing little to nothing about Marine Corps stuff. You will get taught everything you need to know to be successful.

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