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Officer Candidates School

 

Officer Candidates School

"Ductus Exemplo"

Quantico, Virginia

 

Dear OCS Families and Friends,

 

Unfortunately, effective immediately, the OCC-233 Social Dinner, all Family Day events, Graduation and Commissioning Ceremonies, and Graduation Day Brunch, are canceled to public attendance, in order to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19 to Marines or Marine Corps families. This prohibition on "public attendance" includes all military affiliated personnel, unless they are OCS staff members.

 

The good news is, we will LIVE stream the Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony on our YouTube channel <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8bcxZZw-4wMZCBUvvkdskg> and our Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/pg/usmcocs/> on 14 March from 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time.

 

This decision to cancel is in accordance with the Secretary of Defense direction that, effective immediately, public attendance at graduation ceremonies and related activities is prohibited, with no exceptions.

 

Additional notes:

-Candidates will NOT be released for liberty on Friday, 13 March (Family Day)

-On Saturday, 14 March, upon conclusion of the ceremonies, all candidates will be transported to The Basic School (TBS) to check-in. Once they are complete with check-in, TBS will release the lieutenants at their discretion.

-Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is issuing refunds for the Social Dinner and Graduation Brunch. Please allow 72 hours for those refunds to process.

 

Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have any further questions or concerns.

The mission of Officer Candidates School (OCS) is to educate and train officer candidates in Marine Corps knowledge and skills within a controlled and challenging environment in order to evaluate and screen individuals for the leadership, moral, mental, and physical qualities required for commissioning as a Marine Corps officer.

 


 
A U.S. Marine officer candidate of the Officer Candidates School (OCS) participates in the OCS combat course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 27, 2018. The candidates are separated into fire teams and must go through several obstacles throughout the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Yuritzy Gomez)
U.S. Marine candidates assigned to the Officer Candidates School undergo their initial brief at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 13. 2018. Candidates were informed on what is expected of them during their training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Pfc. Yuritzy Gomez)
U.S. Marine officer candidates with Officer Candidate School (OCS), participate in an upper body strength training course on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sep. 18, 2018. The purpose of OCS is to train officer candidates in Marine Corps knowledge and skills within a controlled and challenging environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paige M. Verry)
U.S. Marine officer candidates with the Officer Candidate School (OCS) conduct log presses for training at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Nov. 7, 2018. The mission of OCS is to educate and train officer candidates in order to evaluate and screen individuals for qualities required to become commissioned as a Marine Corps Officer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Yuritzy Gomez)
U.S. Marine officer candidates with the Officer Candidate School (OCS), Delta Company, participate in the Confidence and Tarzan courses at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Oct. 29, 2018. The mission of OCS is to educate and train officer candidates in order to evaluate and screen individuals for qualities required to become commissioned as a Marine Corps Officer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Yuritzy Gomez)
U.S Marine officer candidates with the Officer Candidate School, participate in close order drill, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Oct. 23, 2018. Close order drill instills discipline and team work within the officer candidates. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paige M. Verry)

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