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Officer Candidates School

 

Officer Candidates School

"Ductus Exemplo"

Training Command, Quantico, Virginia

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.

 


 
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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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