OCS Endurance Course

The Marine OCS Endurance Course. Some Will Fail.

The Endurance Course is the most physically challenging event that candidates will have to undergo at Marine OCS. Everyone must complete the Endurance Course in order to graduate from OCS. It is an event that WILL send some candidates home. Females, in particular, tend to have a very difficult time with the course. However, males

Marine Officer in Dress Blue Uniform

Dress Blue Uniform Tips For New Marine Officers

It is expected that newly commissioned officers will make mistakes. Many of which are going to be small and insignificant. However, any opportunity to pass on wisdom to help others avoid mistakes should be taken. Here are a few tips for those who have never worn the blue dress uniform before. More than a few

Marine with M16's

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

Vanguard 500 Index Fund

Index Funds As A Preferable Alternative To Mutual Funds

I have already expressed my opinion about mutual funds, but I have yet to provide a viable alternative. The reality is that most of us aren’t going to have enough time to actively manage our own stock portfolio. You should still try to find good long term stocks to own, but you aren’t going to

Marine Corps Officers must teach Marines about investing

The Roth IRA Investment Vehicle For Marine Corps Officers

Marine Corps Officers MUST be knowledgeable when it comes to investing. Not simply for their own benefit, but more importantly for the Marines whom they teach financial management. The Roth IRA should be one of the first things you teach your Marines. The Roth IRA is an retirement account that offers a future tax-free retirement

NROTC Commissioning Ceremony

A Case For Joining NROTC. It’s Truly A Great Decision.

There are quite a few commissioning options for those who are looking to join the ranks of Marine Officers. I would like to provide a 100% completely biased opinion about the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. My disclaimer is that I commissioned through the 4 year NROTC program as a Marine Option Midshipman; therefore,