MIL Basic Training VS Officer Training

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  1. northw3st

    northw3st New Member

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    If you join the military as an officer, do you still go through basic training? Or is the officer training pretty much your basic training?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Are you talking about ROTC? Either way you're going to get rocked.
     
  3. Noah

    Noah The things we know best are the things we haven't OT Supporter

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    I did OCS as, what the military deems, a College Op. This means you go though Basic then to OCS. Effectively your AIT becomes OCS (in Basic your MOS is a 09S).

    Basic was a blast!! Do it again in a heart beat!! It was physically challenging. OCS was fun, but required that you think.

    Programs might have changed a bit since I went though. Nigh on 3 years now.
     
  4. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    In ROTC we had a "summer camp" one year which was like basic + leadership training. Some of the prior-enlisted folks said they thought it was harder than regular E basic, while others didn't think so. YMMV
     
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    in the AF you do OTS which is you basic, you do not attend the enlisted basic training
     
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    If you do ROTC you don't go to basic. Some people say its harder and some say its easier, I have no idea because I didn't go to basic.
     
  8. JSin

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    College Op representin. All the ROTC guys said their "summer camp" was a joke. They definitely didn't have the fun experience of carrying 2 full 5 gallon water cans around the platoon for hours because some idiot in your squad forgot to shave or wore the wrong boots. Boot camp was good times though.
     
  9. JaimeZX

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    No but we were in the front leaning rest on the asphalt for an hour when some idiot set off the fire alarm.
     
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    I did basic at the AF Academy...it was a joke
     
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    Were you treated any different as an 09S in Basic?
     
  12. JSin

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    Yes. Picked for leadership positions and smoked if someone under you messed up. Plus I got asked if I though I was special a lot (because of the rank).
     

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