MIL Question about Navy OCS

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  1. midnite

    midnite OT Supporter

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    My dad went through Navy OCS about 25 years ago after recieving a BA from a 4 year college. I already have 3 years of college done and am looking at 2 more years before I have a BS in Economics and a minor in Business. I had been looking at the Navy website at possibly becoming a supply officer or something of that sort to go along with my degree. I have been thinking of doing this for some time and I was just curious if
    A: you still can do it
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    B: if you guys think it is a worthwhile option.

    I have heard some people say that those who go to college and become an officer after OCS are looked down upon because they didnt rise up through enlistment but im not sure if thats true?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    first:
    after being commissioned you serve 8 years duty to the US navy.

    that's active duty military.

    as an supply officer which is pretty boring.

    if that aligns with what you want to do with your life go for it.

    second:

    OCS is pretty hard.
     
  3. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I don't think it's an issue of officers who haven't come up through enlisted ranks being looked down upon. It's more like the mavericks (enlisted to officer) are looked at with more respect.

    I guess it's the same thing - only viewed from the opposite direction. :dunno:
     
  4. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    I agree with ranger.
    It's not that you're looked down on, just that Mustangs have BTDT and the enlisted can relate with them better, Where you at the same rank, still have yet to prove yourself to the men.
     

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