MIL Need some advice

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  1. TokenBlackGuy

    TokenBlackGuy New Member

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    In 2.5 years I will be graduating from college and I'm thinking about joining the Marines. Now, my problem is that I was thinking about doing OCS but I feel like I might be lacking in the discipline/leadership area so maybe just enlisting would be right for me so I can get more familiar with these traits. My question to yall is if I were to enlist with a degree would I have to finish my contract before I can take the officer route, or is there a way that I can apply for OCS or what ever program they offer while still doing my 4-6 years?
     
  2. Casino

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    You can. If you just want to go straight into being an officer, do the Marine PLC program. That's what I'm doing. You go to OCS during the summer, during the school year you are a regular student, and when you graduate college, you also commission. Here's more info:

    http://www.delawaremarineofficer.com/PLC.htm

    PM me if you have any questions. I haven't gone to OCS yet, going this summer, but I finished the application process and can answer most of your questions.
     
  3. aftershock-

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    OCS is where you will learn the disciplin and leadership. Not many people are born natural leaders. You will regret enlisting first. And it can be a pain to put in your officer package and get it approved. I know a guy with a masters degree and hes been waiting awhile to get his package approved and go to ocs.
     
  4. kstack34

    kstack34 Its the sound of freedom

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    GO TO OCS,

    First off, its way more money, and the Whole purpose of OCS is to instill follower/leadership traits.

    Secondly, yes it is possible to become an officer after enlisting however, if you get in 1 bit of trouble or get marked down at all on your performance report, your chances are pretty much shot.
     
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    If you know you lack leadership and discipline...then why not do something about it? I would suggest OCS over enlisted any day though, given the choice.
     
  6. TokenBlackGuy

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    TrlStyle I forgot to include that in my post. I should've asked if they help develop those traits at OCS as well but now that I know they do it seems OCS is the most logical choice.

    I am trying to put fourth an effort to discipline myself but it seems the older you are the harder it is to do, but I'll figure something out.
     
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    Cirrus Minor New Member

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    If you plan on being an officer don't bother enlisting it will just be a waste of your time.
     
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    What kind of GPA is the Navy/USMC looking for in OCS candidates? Mine is kind of low right now (2.62) but I've still got two years to bring it up and I'm pretty sure I can get it to at least a 3.0 no problem.
     
  10. Casino

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    I got accepted with a 2.5
     
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    TokenBlackGuy New Member

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    2.0 is the minimum for PLC and depending on what you want to do in the Navy it ranges from 2.0-3.0 if I remember correctly.
     
  12. Casino

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    It's the minimum you need to apply, but having a 2.0 doesn't mean you'll get accepted.
     

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