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United States Marine Corps

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Following the Battle of Iwo Jima, Admiral Chester Nimitz epitomized the Marines’ actions by saying, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” Since 1775, Marines have distinguished themselves throughout the world during times of war and peace. The Marine Corps is an elite organization with a reputation for honor, courage, sacrifice, integrity and esprit-de-corps. As we begin the 21st century, Marines are deployed in more than 150 countries and are serving in a variety of missions from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq to disaster relief missions throughout Asia. The Marine Corps is America’s 911 force and is ready to go at a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Marine Officer Programs afford college students and graduates an opportunity to earn a Presidential Commission through a challenging leadership internship at Officer Candidates School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia. Undergraduate men and women (freshmen, sophomores and juniors) enroll in the Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) while seniors and graduates enroll in the Officer Candidates Class (OCC). The PLC and OCC Programs are designed to screen and evaluate candidates for the leadership, physical, mental and moral attributes necessary for service as Marine Officers. This is a competitive program and applicants must first be selected by a board. Those who pass the selection process will be given the opportunity to prove themselves at OCS and earn the title Officer of Marines. Make no mistake, the process is tough, but for those who pass the test, there is no greater feeling of pride.

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Marine Officer Programs

Following the Battle of Iwo Jima, Admiral Chester Nimitz epitomized the Marines’ actions by saying, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” Since 1775, Marines have distinguished themselves throughout the world during times of war and peace. The Marine Corps is an elite organization with a reputation for honor, courage, sacrifice, integrity and esprit-de-corps. As we begin the 21st century, Marines are deployed in more than 150 countries and are serving in a variety of missions from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq to disaster relief missions throughout Asia. The Marine Corps is America’s 911 force and is ready to go at a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Marine Officer Programs afford college students and graduates an opportunity to earn a Presidential Commission through a challenging leadership internship at Officer Candidates School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia. Undergraduate men and women (freshmen, sophomores and juniors) enroll in the Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) while seniors and graduates enroll in the Officer Candidates Class (OCC). The PLC and OCC Programs are designed to screen and evaluate candidates for the leadership, physical, mental and moral attributes necessary for service as Marine Officers. This is a competitive program and applicants must first be selected by a board. Those who pass the selection process will be given the opportunity to prove themselves at OCS and earn the title Officer of Marines. Make no mistake, the process is tough, but for those who pass the test, there is no greater feeling of pride.