There are a ton of different resources out there that you can use to prepare for Marine Corps Officer Candidates School. The bad thing about it? They’re all in scatter locations around the internet. That’s why we decided to bring them together right here, so that you have the best resources all in one place.
We are proud to list OfficerCandidatesSchool.com as one of our official partners. This website/blog has up-to-date information on all the latest news from Officer Candidates School, including tips on how to succeed physically, academically, etc. The men who run this website are good friends and great Marines, so make sure to check the site out, leave a comment and visit often!
Recommended Links and Websites:
Marine OCS Forums: The Marine OCS forums are possibly one of the greatest resources out there for any potential candidate. The forums are very active, with experienced officers and enlisted Marines who willingly answer almost any question you have.
Class 186 Video Series: “Class 186: The Making of a Marine Officer” is an in-depth video post series, profiling a few candidates in their quest to become Marine Officers. The videos are a few years old at this point, but they are still an essential watch to understand exactly what you’ll be going through.
Manly Pat OCS Blog: “From Civilian to Marine Officer” by Manly Pat is a WordPress blog about Pat’s journey from his time as a young candidate to his graduation from OCS and The Basic School. The blog hasn’t been updated since Pat’s graduation from TBS, however, the archives in the site have extremely valuable information that is a must read for any serious candidate.
Official Marine Officers Website: This official website is a solid resource for all of your needs. It discusses a multitude of topics from the different commissioning programs, to Officer Candidates School itself, to finding your recruiters (Officer Selection Office).