What to Expect at Marine Corps Boot Camp and Officer Candidates School


What to Expect at Marine Corps Boot Camp and Officer Candidates School

When you enlist in the Marine Corps, your first stop is Basic Recruit Training, which will mentally and physically prepare you to serve. Your second stop is the School of Infantry, where you'll develop core skills, like marksmanship and land navigation, to prepare you for service in the operating forces.

If you're on the officer path, the Marine Corps will rigorously evaluate you on leadership, academics and physical training at Officer Candidates School. After you earn your commission as a second lieutenant, you'll head to the Basic School where experienced Marines will mentor you to develop the leadership, knowledge and esprit de corps that define the Marine Corps.

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