Officer Candidate School (OCS) is an intense leadership training ground. It's physically and mentally challenging, and not everyone's cut out for it. But those who are accepted, and make it through, agree it's one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. Whether you're a first-time Soldier or have prior military experience, OCS will transform you into an effective leader.
Where: Your state's Regional Training Institute, or RTI
When: Weekends only 16-18 months of one weekend a month, plus two two-week periods
Where: School locations vary by season and state
When: Eight weeks straight, seven days a week, winter or summer session
Where: Fort Benning, GA
When: 14 weeks, courses offered year-round