United States Marine Corps Officer Programs

About United States Marine Corps Officer Programs

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.


Marine Officer Candidate

June 2020 - August 2020 Quantico, VA
“I liked the leadership training and opportunities to learn how to lead. I liked the extremely focused and rigorous environment. ”

Officer Candidate

May 2020 - July 2020 Quantico, VA
“A great test of character, discipline, and fortitude. Definitely the most I’ve ever learned in the amount of allotted time.”
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